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Great news! You can now show your support for our Crowdfunding campaign with a cheque if you’d prefer not to use the Spacehive site and enter your bank details or use PayPal.
To help us upgrade the Park path to make it suitable for all, please pledge whatever you can. Cheques will be held securely until we know if our target has been reached and will only then be banked. Cheques should be payable to Easebourne Parish Council and posted to:
The Parish Clerk, Easebourne Parish Council, 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex PO21 5AY
Please include your name and address in case we have to return your cheque should we not reach our target. Thank you!
Easebourne Park Needs YOU!
Easebourne Parish Council has agreed to the formation of a volunteer organisation to be called the “Friends of Easebourne Park” (FrEP). This group has been created with 3-fold aims:
- To fundraise on behalf of Easebourne Park.
- To seek volunteers willing to join FrEP and work to support and develop the Park.
- To gather input from local people and representative groups so that the Park may best serve the local community.
All funds raised to be exclusively spent on the Park by FrEP. A FrEP constitution has been created and this requires 4/5 committee members as follows: Chairman; Vice Chairman (to be a EPC councillor); Treasurer, and finally; Secretary/Membership Secretary (could be split). It is really hoped that Easebourne Parishioners will volunteer to fill these committee posts. The work involved will be slight and the FrEP committee is to meet 4 times a year.
However, if you do not wish to serve on the FrEP committee, but would wish to indicate your support for the Park and would like to be involved in its future development, just join and become a member of FrEP. Membership is free to all Easebourne Parishioners.
To volunteer for a committee post, see a copy of the FrEP Constitution, or to simply become a member of FrEP, please contact the Parish Clerk on Parishclerk@easebourne.org or call 07342 166 188
Let’s keep developing this wonderful community space and play park together
The first Parish newsletter of the year is now being distributed and we thought it was a good opportunity to review everything that has happened in the last year together with highlighting what we will focus on in 2019. We hope you find it informative and a useful summary of the activities of your Parish Council. If you have any comments then we’re always happy to hear them!
A new Crowdfunding initiative for Easebourne Park has been launched to raise funds to upgrade the paths around the Park enabling easier access to all areas for buggies, cycles and wheelchairs. Combined with an existing volunteering project to improve access on foot from the eastern Wheelbarrow Castle entrance, this initiative will help provide a much safer way to access the Primary School on foot.
During phase 1 of Easebourne Park, the paths were constructed in such a way that upgrading would be possible once sufficient funds were available. Since it’s completion in September 2018 the Park has proved to be a great success with large numbers of the community using it ever since.
Crowdfunding is the new way in which we as a Parish Council can try to access funds from the West Sussex County Council Community Initiative Fund. Projects must show that they have community buy-in in the form of likes, comments and most importantly, pledges to our crowdfunding campaign. This is why we are seeking as many pledges as possible (from as little as £2 upwards) from individuals and businesses within the Parish and surrounding areas to show that this project has the backing and support of the local community.
You can make a pledge to our project by following this link: and clicking ‘Back this project’. The more pledges we receive, the more likely we will be to secure additional funding from West Sussex County Council. If you’re not familiar with the concept of Crowdfunding, your pledge will only be claimed as and when we reach our fundraising target! So please help us achieve this key element of Phase 2 of Easebourne Park by pledging just £2 (or more!) and spreading the word among your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Thank you!
Everyone in the Parish should now have received a copy of our short questionnaire asking for your views on Easebourne Park. We’d really appreciate it if you can take just a couple of minutes to let us know what you think about Phase 1 and what if anything you would like to see added in Phase 2.
The questionnaire can be completed online by going to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/23YK8NJ or the paper copy can be returned by dropping into the temporary Parish Council postboxes located in the village shop, Easebourne Primary school, Conifers school or the Church.
We’ll share the results with everyone during February!
The event will take place on the field adjacent to the path/driveway running down from the Cowdray cafe. You will be able to park very close to the field and we will have stewards to show you where to drive and park.
The event will begin at 6.50pm with prayers, followed by the names of the fallen, Last Post, minutes silence and Reveille. The Beacon will be lit at 7.00pm, the church bells sounded and Midhurst Community choir will perform a short selection of music. Hot drinks will also be available (donation to the Poppy Appeal).
Our Village Welcome Pack project has been shortlisted for the Hooli Boost award. This will enable Easebourne Parish Council to develop a fantastic branded welcome pack that will go out to all households!
It will be a source of really useful local information, and will also allow us to develop our own Village branded Identity. This will be used throughout the village, and in all our future communications.
It will prove especially useful as we begin to implement our hugely exciting Village field project. So please – follow the link and VOTE!