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Important update from Velo South on 23 September Road Closures…

We have been made aware that Velo South intend on providing the below leaflet to all residents houses…

 

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Important update from Velo South on 23 September Road Closures…2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Velo South Event – 23rd September 2018

Whilst Velo South organisers CSM, extol the virtues of the event as economic, charity fund raising, health well being, county profile raising, community financial benefit, it is fair to say that this event has raised much disquiet amongst the communities directly affected by this route (route to be found on the Velo South website). WSCC is to issue Temporary Transport Restriction Orders (TTRO) which will legally close roads that form the route, legally clear any motor vehicles that are parked on the route (with or without the owners permission), and some roads that pass through villages are to be closed for more that 8 hours, although there will be some published route crossing points. These TTRO’s will come into force from midnight on 22/23 September and remain in force until the 15,000 riders pass. Considerable anger was expressed at a recent WSCC/Velo South meeting in Petworth, where the public and many parish councillors and other representatives from parishes and local communities affected by the event gathered to hear from WSCC and Velo South organisers. It was stated by many parish councillors that there had been no prior consultation with affected communities by WSCC before decisions were made to support this event.  Additionally, with just 2 months to go, little effective communication had been received by communities and individuals most affected, from the Velo South organisers, CSM. CSM is a commercial organization, which has Sebastian Coe as Executive Chairman, and states on its website, that it is a “company of entrepreneurs, knowledge seekers and business leaders from across the sport and entertainment industry”. Finally, several business owners present at the aforementioned meeting, to include Cowdray Estates, were worried about the potentially negative effect upon their businesses these road closures would have as movement across the county, and into and out of the communities inside, outside, and on the closed road route, may be severely affected.
Easebourne Parish will be fully enclosed within the Velo South route, although no Parish roads form part of that closed road route. However, if you are thinking of travelling on that day the Parish Council would encourage you to refer to this link: www.velosouth.com/ before making any plans. The Velo South Comms hot-line is 01243 935 359. Any closed road queries could be directed to Velo South on that number or on route@velosouth.com  All 15,000 places on the event have been filled; however, the organisers stated on 26 July at Petworth, that there were a few remaining places available for entries from West Sussex cycling residents.
Finally, travel disruption aside, the event should be an exciting spectacle, with 15,000 cyclists travelling at speed, along closed roads, in the most beautiful part of our county.
Velo South Event – 23rd September 20182018-07-29T09:55:09+00:00

Wildwood UK construction complete and Playsafe Playgrounds begin work.

The Wildwood trails and dens are complete – and magnificent they look as well. The carvings submitted by pupils of the two parish primary schools have been cut into the wood and add a essential touch of local interest. Playsafe Playgrounds are on site and cracking-on with their work on the surface trampolines, slide, zip-wire and 3 sets of swings.
Once the site passes an inspection by a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents official, we will be open for business.
The official opening is 1st September 2018 at 1.00pm – look out for your invitation soon.
Wildwood UK construction complete and Playsafe Playgrounds begin work.2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership visits Easebourne

As some of you may have seen, three new ‘Speed Camera/30mph’ signs were installed along Dodsley Lane last week in the latest phase of our attempts to reduce traffic speeds throughout the village. The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership speed van has also been positioned in the village today, Monday 9th July, and Easebourne will now be included as one of their regular scheduled locations. Our own Community Speedwatch activity will continue alongside these checks and we’re always happy to welcome new volunteers, so if you have an hour to spare a week to help us make our roads safer then please do get in touch with our Parish Clerk.”

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership visits Easebourne2018-07-09T19:28:48+00:00

Latest News from Easebourne Park

5th July 2018

As we approach the end of third week of the Wildwood phase of the Easebourne Park project, we are delighted to report that the Wildwood Trails and Dens are very much complete. Whilst trimming, small adjustments and carving remains outstanding, the surrounding raised bunding, designed to retain the bark, is in place and the bark is to be delivered on Thursday and/or Friday.  We are sure everyone we will be very satisfied with what Lawrence Trowbridge of Wildwood has achieved with the Cowdray Estate donated wood. Pleasingly, the children of Easebourne Primary School and Conifers School have provided carving designs which will be incorporated into the wood of the dens and trails shortly.

Filling the pond with water is an issue for now. ACS Groundworks very generously has donated a substantial amount of their water which has made a great start; however, we will need much more to fill the pond and allow planting of the water-loving plants to be undertaken. It may be that this aspect of the Park will have to remain unfinished until nearer the winter, when the pond will be filled naturally through the drainage system we have in place and through falling rainwater.
Chris Collyer, of Playsafe Playgrounds, is due to start on 16th July and PB Groundworks will be returning to finish off the park with paths in early August. So, all currently on time and on budget.
Latest News from Easebourne Park2019-01-02T11:02:10+00:00

17th and 24th September, and 1st October 2018 – Volunteering Opportunities in Easebourne Park

Easebourne Parish Council have three new opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the creation of Easebourne Park, which is adjacent to Wheelbarrow Castle.

On three Mondays: 17th and 24th September 2018 and 1st October 2018, we will be joined by Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council who will the tasks which include installation of a new ramp and two sets of steps which improve access to the Park for everyone.

All equipment will be provided as well as tea and biscuits, so if you can spare a few hours or would just like further information, please get in touch! Contact parishclerk@easebourne.org or Sharon on 07342 166 188.

17th and 24th September, and 1st October 2018 – Volunteering Opportunities in Easebourne Park2018-07-08T00:40:22+00:00