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Annual Village Meeting – 7.30pm, 24th May 2018

Annual Village Meeting

7.30pm, Thursday 24th May 2018

in the Refectory, behind St Mary’s Church

This is the annual parish meeting which is hosted by the Parish Council.

Come along to hear about the activities of the Parish Council over the last twelve months and the plans for the next year.

The majority of the meeting will be dedicated to questions from residents and there will be an opportunity to chat to individual Parish Councillors over coffee and biscuits.

Please contact Sharon the Parish Clerk if you would like any further information either by email on parishclerk@easebourne.org or by telephone on 07342 166 188.

 

 

 

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018

Velo South Cycling Event – 23rd September 2018 – Impact on Easebourne Parish

On Sunday September 23, 2018, 15,000 cyclists will start a major new 100 mile closed road amateur cycle event from Goodwood Motor Circuit and will take a route that effectively circumscribes Easebourne Parish and routes out of the parish will be closed for large amounts of time during the day. Please see the route map below, on which are annotated road closure times.

Due to the scale and numbers participating in Velo South, it will be necessary to implement road closures across the full route to facilitate the safe passage of cyclists. The route has been carefully considered and selected through a partnership of all local authorities above Parish level, emergency services and transport operators to minimise the inconvenience of the necessary road closures. Emergency Services will be operating as usual and the public should use normal protocol in the case of an emergency. Velo South will do it we can to provide Easebourne Parish Council with more information on how parishioners can best navigate around the road closures. All Velo South road closure information will be shared with travel information services and satellite navigation providers and this page will be updated with detailed road closure and access maps to support local community access as the event approaches.

This will be a magnificent event to go and watch – viewing points will be advised later, on the Velo South website, but note that the ride will be passing through Fernhurst Town Centre which could be a great spot to watch from, although parking availability in this area may be problematical.

The Velo South website contains much information and will be continuously updated. The Parish Council strongly suggest you visit the Velo South website prior to making any travel plans for 23 September.

https://www.velosouth.com

 

New Dodsley Lane Pedestrian Crossing

New Signalised  Pedestrian Crossing

Work is due to commence soon at Dodsley Lane, Easebourne on 23rd October 2017 and is expected to take three to four weeks to complete.

This project will include;

  • Installation of new signal controlled Puffin style pedestrian crossing and equipment and crossing associated road markings.
  • Inclusion of pedestrian beepers and rotating tactile devices to aid those with visual impairments to cross safely.
  • Installation of new dropped kerbing and blistered paving. The crossing will be 2.4m wide and include four poles with signal heads.
  • Carriageway resurfacing to approximately 50 metres on the north and south side of the crossing.
  • Traffic Management will be used during the duration of the works.

Hours of work will generally be between 7am and 5pm.

Before the works start, advance warning signs we will erected in the local area.

In order to protect the workforce and the public, traffic management will be used during the duration of the works with temporary traffic lights employed whilst the carriageway is excavated.

Twitten-Cutting/Clearing

For information, West Sussex County Council have informed the Parish Council that the cutting and clearing of twittens is currently two to three weeks behind schedule and that they apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to hard to resolve this issue.

Housing Allocation

Following last week’s meeting Easebourne Parish Council would like to make it clear that the leaflet issued to residents was not authorised by the Parish Council.  In addition, the plans on the leaflet were not the allocations policy plans.
South Downs National Park (“SDNPA”) is the statutory planning authority but it will delegate some decisions to Chichester District Council.  As the statutory planning authority SDNPA has to produce a local plan for the National Park areas which it is still in the process of doing.  In addition, it will have an annual housebuilding target across the National Park.  The allocations policy will enable SDNPA to look at how it might achieve its target for housebuilding.  It is rather a blunt housebuilding tool as the target is not ward/area specific and so housing need in areas is not always considered.
The Parish Council has requested a meeting with SDNPA to discuss the allocations policy and to share our concerns and those of residents raised at the meeting.  These will be reflected in the comments the Parish Council submits.  The allocations plan is then due to be discussed by SDNPA at its committee meeting on 15 June.
If SDNPA approves the allocations policy, the three sites identified will carry with them a presumption in favour of development but the landowner would still need to submit planning applications for the sites which would be considered in the usual way.  The flipside of this is that any other sites, not identified in the allocations policy, which are brought forward in the Parish, would not necessarily be considered suitable for development due to their omission from the allocations policy.

Telephone Kiosk – Dodsley Lane – Defibrillator

We are pleased to confirm that the redundant telephone kiosk has now been adopted by the Parish Council as a heritage asset. It has been completely re-painted and refurbished, and, thanks to the South East Coast Ambulance Service, now contains a life-saving defibrillator.

In the event of a relevant incident, when dialling 999, the caller will be directed to the defibrillator which can then be used easily following the verbal instructions. These life-saving defibrillators are appearing in many locations, including the Cowdray Golf Club and Riverbank Medical Centre, but the Dodsley Lane equipment is the only one available 24 hours a day.