Beacon Lighting to commemorate the end of WWI – 11th November 2018

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).

 

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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!

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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!

Henley telephone box refurbishment complete

The iconic telephone box opposite the Duke of Cumberland Arms in Henley has been fully refurbished by the Parish Council and will shortly be put to good use again. It will house a life saving heart-start defibrillator that the council is purchasing with the support of the Communities Heartbeat Trust and with a generous donation by the owner and patrons of Duke of Cumberland Arms. This key piece of medical equipment has now been installed. Appropriate training sessions are in the process of being arranged, perhaps in the Duke, and will be widely advertised by the Parish Council.

The newly repainted K6 telephone box, resplendent in a coat of its original bright red paint, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to celebrate the King George Silver Jubilee. Over 20,000 were placed in every town and village by the end of the 1920s and the K6 had its 80th birthday in 2016. The Parish Council trusts that by injecting a new lease of life into this phone box it will continue to serve the wider community around Henley, in its new role, for many more decades.

Defibrillator training will be held at and co-ordinated by the Duke of Cumberland Arms in April for local residents who wish to apply.

Pictured from left to right, councillor Ian Milne, the Cardiac Science G5 defibrillator and the owner of the Duke of Cumberland Arms, Simon Goodman.

Henley Phone Box

Wheelbarrow Castle Field Planning Application

We are aware of the recent press report regarding the change of use planning application for the field and are in communication with the relevant authorities. We’ll post any updates on the website as soon as we have them.

Residents warned of property banding reduction services

People in the Chichester District are being warned to be extra vigilant and be aware of calls from companies offering to challenge their council tax banding for a fee.

Following a recent complaint, the council is reminding people that they can find out their council tax banding for FREE by contacting the Valuation Office.

A number of companies contact residents directly and offer to challenge the banding on a resident’s behalf.

The companies’ methods include:

  • Charging an up-front fee then not making the challenge at all.
  • Asking for a person’s bank details so they can provide a refund but instead taking money from the account.
  • Offering a resident an agent, telling them they must have one by law in order to challenge the banding, when this is not the case at all.

Chichester District Council is urging people not to give any bank details over the phone and to end any suspicious telephone call immediately.

Any suspicious phone calls, text messages or emails should be reported as soon as possible to:

  • Chichester District Council’s Council Tax team;
  • Sussex Police on 101; and
  • West Sussex County Council Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06.

Residents are also reminded that any genuine direct phone number given by Chichester District Council will be in the format of 01243 534***.

In some cases these companies may carry out cold calls at people’s homes. Residents who do receive a cold call are urged to seek identification from the person at the door, ring a cold caller’s office to confirm their identity and dial 999 if a cold caller refuses to leave.

Councillor Philippa Hardwick, Cabinet Member for Finance at Chichester District Council, says: “We are urging residents to be extremely careful and not give out any details over the phone.

“If you are concerned about the banding of your property, you can do this for free by contacting your local Valuation Office. Anyone can do this and you do not need a third party despite what these companies may tell you over the phone.

“No council will contact residents in this way and we certainly will not undertake cold calls at people’s homes and ask for their bank details. I would urge everyone to be vigilant and also keep an eye on older relatives or neighbours. Anyone concerned about a call should report it immediately.”

For more information go to the Council Tax section at the Valuation Office Agency https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency

People can also contact Chichester District Council’s Council Tax team http://www.chichester.gov.uk/counciltax.

For further information, please contact Rehannah Oozeerally, PR Assistant at Chichester District Council on 01243 521032

East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TY

Tel: 01243 521032 Email: roozeerally@chichester.gov.uk

Date of Release: 29 November 2017 Ref: 3773

Easebourne Parish Council to start a news feed

Easebourne Parish Council are embracing technology as a medium for keeping our community in the know. News, projects and general information cascades will be added to the websites and shared over social media.