New year, new challenge?

It’s that time of year when you might start thinking about doing something new, taking on a new challenge or getting involved in a local activity. One way you could tick ALL of those boxes is to become a Parish Councillor!

Your Parish Council has space for 2 new Councillors to get involved in all aspects of our work within the Parish. From Planning consultations to Highways management, Easebourne Park enhancements to Communications and from Finance to Footpaths. There are also a number of strategic projects you could get involved in if that’s your thing.

You don’t need previous Councillor experience and there are no specific qualifications. Full training is available but most of all you should have a passion for your community and a willingness to get involved.

As a full Council we meet 6 times a year and with specific committee and panel meetings in between, depending on what areas you get involved in.

If you’re interested to learn more, please get in touch with Sharon, our Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org to arrange an informal chat over a coffee!

New year, new challenge?2020-01-04T17:32:46+00:00

Parish Newsletter now available

Many of you will have received the latest Parish Newsletter through your door in the last few days, summarising the highlights of 2019 and what the Parish Council will be working on in 2020. We’ll be hand delivering to the remaining part of the Parish over the next few days and copies will also be available after the weekend from the Village Shop, the schools, the Church and within the Park.

If you haven’t received a copy and can’t pick one up in the above locations, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk and we can put one in the post.

If you have any comments on the newsletter or any suggestions as to what you would like to see happening within the Parish in 2020, please also contact Sharon, our Parish Clerk.

Parish Newsletter now available2020-01-03T15:13:41+00:00

High Path pruning!

Saturday 7th December saw the first joint session with some village volunteers and the Midhurst Green Volunteers coming to help us carry out some serious pruning of High Path.

High Path is prone to getting overgrown in the summer months as CDC reduce the number of times they cut during the year, so as a village we need to step in and carry out additional clearance. Yesterday saw the start of a 2 day project to seriously cut back bushes, trees and shrubs along the length of the path from the Doctors surgery to Dodsley Grove.

In all, 5 Midhurst volunteers and 5 Easebourne volunteers spent 2 hours and took away an estimated 1.88 tonnes of green waste! This is the highest volume of waste shifted in any one of the Green Volunteers sessions to date!

The remainder of the path will undergo the same treatment on Saturday 25th January, meeting at the junction to the Doctors surgery at 8.30am.

Moving forward, The Green Volunteers are happy to help with other Easebourne projects, but as well as us volunteering to help with our own projects, we need volunteers to help with Midhurst projects too – it’s only fair!

The team carries out projects every Tuesday from 9.30 to 11am and every Saturday from 8.30 until 10am. There’s a list of scheduled events on their website. Further sessions in Easebourne will be announced shortly so watch this space and PLEASE help us by joining both volunteer groups to make Easebourne and Midhurst a cleaner and tidier place!

 

High Path pruning!2019-12-08T11:22:10+00:00

Midhurst Green Volunteers come to Easebourne!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers are a small group of volunteers who help keep excess vegetation at bay around the town. The team work independently of, but in cooperation with, the Midhurst Town Council and Chichester District Council to improve access for people.

The team has lots of equipment to help with weeding, mowing and cutting tasks, thanks to the contribution of local sponsors.

The Parish Council is delighted that the green volunteers have agreed to extend their services to Easebourne BUT we need volunteers to help with the tasks in both Easebourne and Midhurst – things such as keeping High Path clear of brambles and spreading hedgerows, keeping verges trimmed, cleaning bus shelters etc.

The first confirmed date is Saturday 7th December at 8.30am. If anyone can lend a hand for a couple of hours either then or at a future date please contact the Parish Council at parishclerk@easebourne.org. You can find out more about the green volunteers by visiting their website www.midhurstgreenvolunteers.org.uk

Midhurst Green Volunteers come to Easebourne!2019-11-04T20:54:04+00:00

Please VOTE for Easebourne Park!

As we may have already mentioned (!), Easebourne Park has been shortlisted for a South Downs National Park Design Award which we are absolutely thrilled about! Voting is so easy and takes seconds so we’d really appreciate it if you could following this link, vote and share around every single person you know!

Having an award winning Park and Community Space in our small Parish would be amazing and could really help us to attract more funding for future projects.

Here’s the link – https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/planning/south-downs-national-park-design-award/peoples-choice-2019/

Thank you !

Please VOTE for Easebourne Park!2019-10-09T18:34:37+01:00

Picnic in the Park – Saturday 31st August!

Don’t forget, it’s our Picnic in the Park this coming Saturday, 31st August! The weather is looking lovely so pack your picnic and join the whole village for a chilled afternoon of live music and fun in the Park! We’ll be joined by The White Horse Bar, Dylans Ice-cream and the Cowdray Tuk-tuk, plus the Parish Council will be giving out free home made cakes and cold drinks! We’ll hopefully also be joined by the Midhurst Fire Service! So please join us from 1pm to 5pm this Saturday!

Picnic in the Park – Saturday 31st August!2019-08-26T15:57:38+01:00

Easebourne Parish Design Statement

Designs on Easebourne Parish

The residents of Easebourne Parish have the opportunity to help influence any future local building development by sharing their views over the next few weeks through the completion of a short survey. If you are a resident of Easebourne Parish you can complete the survey online via link below or you can download it. You have until the 1st September to submit your thoughts.

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/TDQNSN9

Download it here How Do You Feel About Easebourne (1)

The feedback will be used to help create a vision for the Parish and the development of a Parish Design Statement.  The work is being done in response to The South Downs National Park Authority’s request for all communities within the Park to contribute to the area’s planning processes. Others Parishes to have already published their Parish Design Statement include Fernhurst.

The aim is to help influence any development in the Parish so that it is in harmony with the surrounding area and reinforces local character.

A small group of Easebourne Parish residents have taken on the challenge to pull the statement together, but need to get as many views as possible from people in Easebourne, Henley and the King Edward VII development to ensure it reflects what residents want to see.

Homes and businesses in the Parish can expect to receive questionnaires during late July and will have until the end of August to respond. The questionnaire can also be completed online and found on the Easebourne parish website. Once the people of the Parish have identified the things that matter to them then small teams will be dispatched to describe the characteristics of those things.

If you would like to volunteer to support this project or have any questions please feel free to contact the team at:Parishdesign@easebourne.org

Easebourne Parish Design Statement2019-08-15T10:05:41+01:00

Midhurst Vision…

There’s just a week left to share your views about Midhurst via the Midhurst Vision survey. It’s your chance to say what you think, what’s good, what’s bad and what you would like to see happen in the future. It’s totally anonymous so don’t hold back! It’s being supported by local groups and Chichester District Council and being led by an independent organisation who specialist in bringing communities together.

The survey takes just a few minutes and can be found by going to www.midhurstvision.org.

Midhurst Vision…2019-08-09T10:09:35+01:00