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Tree Carving in Easebourne Park

We have some exciting news – tree carving will shortly be taking place in the North East corner of Easebourne Park, transforming the stumps of the recently removed overgrown conifers. We’re just finalising dates and will update on here and Facebook when we know. It could be starting this weekend and continuing between the 7th to 9th December and 21st to 23rd December. Cordons will be in place but please be aware and keep your distance as power tools will be in use.

Tree Carving in Easebourne Park2020-12-01T20:06:44+00:00

Chichester District Council Urges Covid affected businesses to apply for grant funding


Chichester District Council is urging local businesses affected by the recent national coronavirus restrictions to apply for Government grants, which can be applied for through its website.

Three types of grant funding are available, including Local Restriction Grants; Additional Restriction Grants; and the council’s Covid Recovery Grant. Details of all of the grants available can be found at: www.chichester.gov.uk/covidbusinesssupport.

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme are now being accepted with grants of up to £3,000 available at www.chichester.gov.uk/businessratesnovember2020. These grants are to help the following businesses in the Chichester District:

  • businesses who were open and trading the day before national restrictions were imposed but are not entitled to the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme as they are not responsible for business rates (e.g. non-essential market traders, bed & breakfast, shared workspaces in the non-essential retail and hospitality sectors).
  • businesses who, while not legally forced to close are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of COVID-19 (e.g. businesses which supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, or businesses in the events sector).

This discretionary funding follows the launch of the Local Restrictions Support Grant, which provides grants for local businesses forced to close during the national coronavirus restrictions period from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant offers three rates of grant payments, ranging from £1,334 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or lower; £2,000 for businesses with a rateable value over £15,000, but less than £51,000; and £3,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or above. Affected businesses are urged to apply for this at www.chichester.gov.uk/businessratesnovember2020

Councillor Peter Wilding, Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate Services and Revenues and Benefits at Chichester District Council, says “Applying for these grants is quick and easy, and I would urge all eligible businesses to do so as soon as they can. This will ensure businesses receive the support they are entitled to as quickly as possible.

“Chichester District businesses and organisations can also apply for the council’s Covid Recovery grants. These grants comprise of small grants of up to £1,000 towards the cost incurred of keeping customers and staff safe or larger, match funded grants up to £5,000 towards new projects for recovery from lockdown.

“We have set up a simple process on our website where businesses can check which grants they may be eligible for and apply at www.chichester.gov.uk/covidbusinesssupport.”

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Grant are open until 13 December 2020. Businesses can find further information on the support available during the pandemic at www.chichester.gov.uk/covidbusinesssupport.

Businesses can also keep up to date by signing up to the council’s free business email newsletter, Ebiz:www.chichester.gov.uk/ebizsignup and the council’s general email newsletter: www.chichester.gov.uk/newsalerts. Both newsletters offer a great way to receive updates on the latest Government guidance and help during the coronavirus outbreak.


Chichester District Council Urges Covid affected businesses to apply for grant funding2020-11-30T06:43:16+00:00

Announcement of Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The 2019/20 Audit of the Parish Council has now be concluded (please see notice below).  You will also find this information under Freedom of Information, What we Spend.

Smaller Authority Name: Easebourne Parish Council



Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

  • The audit of accounts for Easebourne Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
  • The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector in the area of Easebourne Parish Council on application to
  • Sharon Hurr, Parish Clerk                                                                                                                            
  • 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex, PO21 5AY
  • 07342 166188


Accounts available to view (following Covid-19 restrictions) by arrangement on Fridays between 9.00am and 6.00pm or Monday to Thursday between 6.00pm and 8.00pm

  • Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £2 for each copy of the Annual Return

Announcement made by Sharon Hurr, on Friday 27th November 2020


Announcement of Notice of Conclusion of Audit2020-11-27T14:06:27+00:00

West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week

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West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week

New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus will come into effect next week. The government has announced that from Wednesday (December 2), West Sussex will be in Tier 2. This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place.

You can find a full breakdown of the new restrictions here.

National restrictions continue to apply until December 2.

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Local support for NHS Test & Trace

Test and TRaceA new service has just gone live to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

Working from West Sussex County Council’s COVID-19 Community Hub, the Local Tracing Partnership will take on responsibility for contacting individuals across East and West Sussex who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, but were unable to be contacted by the national NHS Test and Trace team within 48 hours.

Residents in West Sussex who need to be contacted by the Community Hub, will receive a text, call or email from one of the below:

  • Phone: 01243 642153
  • Email: West Sussex County Council Local COVID Tracing Partnership

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Immunisation job opportunities

immunisation recruitmentThe NHS is looking for people who can help deliver the biggest ever immunisation programme that Sussex has ever seen.

They’re looking for trained vaccinators and people who they can safely train to be vaccinators. This includes people who can work as flexibly as possible, including evenings and weekends.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) also need people who can support the programme, including administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.

If you can help, please look at the job opportunities being advertised on the SCFT website, where you can also apply.

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Keep West Sussex Safe

West Sussex will be in Tier 2 from next week2020-11-26T19:21:09+00:00

Henley has a New Parish Council Noticeboard and it is level!

Henley’s rather rotten noticeboard has now been replaced with a very smart new one, so check out the notices whenever you are passing.

NB Thank you Frank and Jose for a very level installation (see the little yellow spirit level).





to replace the very rotten one

Henley has a New Parish Council Noticeboard and it is level!2020-10-31T09:46:30+00:00

Revised Opening Hours for Libraries

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We will soon be introducing revised winter opening hours. This will see an extension of the current opening hours at your local library, offering more opportunities for browsing, using computers and study space (where available).

The new timetable will mean that libraries in our largest communities will be open throughout the day, including over lunchtime for working customers. Families will also be able to visit after school, and every library will be open on a Saturday, for part or all of the day.

The revised winter opening hours will also provide an opportunity for us to work safely with our partners and local organisations who provide vital support in our local communities. Each library will set a day aside for “services by appointment”, so that we can continue to respond to local needs, and work with key partners, who may require a face to face venue in their local community.

Keep an eye out for our next newsletter, where we will be revealing the winter opening hours for your local library!


Revised Opening Hours for Libraries2020-10-24T08:01:31+01:00

Update from West Sussex County Council

Update from West Sussex County Council2020-10-23T17:56:10+01:00

Our COVID-19 alert level is Medium (Tier 1)

Our COVID-19 alert level is Medium (Tier 1)2020-10-17T12:02:50+01:00