Tiered seating work – an update

UPDATE 17th May – work continues on the tiered seating and we apologise that it’s taking a little longer than expected, not helped by some poor weather. But things are progressing well and we expect it to be completed by the end of Wednesday 22nd May. The area will remain cordoned off for a week or so afterwards to allow the turf time to settle.
We’re thrilled to confirm that work to create the tiered seating facing The Roundhouse has begun today and is expected to take around 1 week. The area will be fenced off during the work and we apologise for any inconvenience if you are intending to visit the Park during this time.
A local groundworks company will construct 4 tiers either side of a new central set of steps, cut out of the bank and supported by oak sleepers. A low fence will surround the top and outer sides of the tiers.
This project has been a Parish Council plan for a while and now that more and more people use the Park, and following the success of recent events in The Roundhouse, we feel that now is the time to implement the plan.
The cost of this project will be entirely met by recent grant bids won by the Council.
Tiered seating work – an update2024-05-17T14:31:48+01:00

New tiered seating for Easebourne Park

The Parish Council are very excited to announce that work will begin at the end of April to create natural tiered seating within the grass bank facing The Roundhouse in Easebourne Park.
A local groundworks company will construct 4 tiers either side of a new central set of steps, cut out of the bank and supported by oak sleepers. A low fence will surround the top and outer sides of the tiers.
This project has been a Parish Council plan for a while and now that more and more people use the Park, and following the success of recent events in The Roundhouse, we feel that now is the time to implement the plan.
The cost of this project will be entirely met by recent grant bids won by the Council.
New tiered seating for Easebourne Park2024-03-28T18:08:03+00:00

Donations for Easebourne Park

Did you know you can now very easily make a small donation for the maintenance and future development of our award-winning village Park?

We know how much Easebourne Park is loved and enjoyed by people, with it’s open space, play equipment, stunning Roundhouse and now it’s award-winning eco loos. But what you might not appreciate is how much the Park now costs to keep it looking it’s best.

We budget for essential costs and collect our annual precept from Chichester District Council, but any extra funds that we can raise will mean we can do even more things and create an even better environment for our residents.

If you enjoy visiting the Park and feel like making a small extra donation for its upkeep, you can do so online or by scanning the QR code that will soon be appearing at the entrances to the Park.

You can make a donation here 

Donations for Easebourne Park2024-03-18T17:24:08+00:00

Woolbeding Re-imagined

The National Trust are running a drop-in session at the SDNP Memorial Hall in Midhurst on 20th March to enable people to find out about the Woolbeding Reimagined project and talk to the project team.

The event is open to everyone so please feel free to go along to find out more about what’s happening in your local area.

Woolbeding Re-imagined2024-03-14T19:04:08+00:00

West Sussex residents asked to take part in major health survey

News release

14 February 2024

West Sussex residents asked to take part in major health survey

West Sussex County Council is encouraging people to take part in an important survey about health and wellbeing in West Sussex.

The results of the survey, carried out in partnership with Qa Research, will help the county council plan services and take action to support the health and wellbeing of its residents.

A postal survey was sent out to a number of West Sussex residents at the end of January, asking questions about their lifestyle and health. The survey is now open to all West Sussex residents who can complete it online between 14 February until 8 March. The survey is voluntary and anonymous and should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

Everyone who completes the survey will be eligible to enter a free prize draw, with the chance to win one of three cash prizes (£750, £150 and £100).

Cllr Bob Lanzer, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Many things have changed following the Covid-19 pandemic, and we need up to date information to help plan services and take action to support the health and wellbeing of our residents in the future. We would urge everyone to go online and complete the survey if they have not already received a postal survey.”

For more information and to take the survey visit:

Your Health Matters – West Sussex Community Health and Wellbeing Survey 2024 | Your Voice West Sussex

West Sussex residents asked to take part in major health survey2024-02-18T16:20:02+00:00

Midhurst Community Hub seeks new listening volunteers

We’ve been asked by the Midhurst Community Hub to share the following information:

“IN TOUCH”   February 2023

The top issue discussed at the Midhurst Community Forums in May and November last year was loneliness and isolation. Connecting to people is one of the “Five Steps to Wellbeing” recommended by MIND as we all want to feel valued for who we are.

So (Keeping) “In Touch” is being set up as a telephone buddying service, whereby volunteer callers undertake to make 3 phone calls a week to people who would welcome a friendly chat.

We are now recruiting volunteer callers and would particularly welcome those in the rural parishes around Midhurst (e.g. Stedham, Rogate, Harting, Milland, Fernhurst )

There has to be some necessary admin around this to protect both the caller and the recipient of the call. So  volunteer callers are asked:

  • to complete this simple application form now
  • to sign a confidentiality form (to avoid gossiping)
  • to agree to being DBSd (safeguarding both caller and called)
  • to attend a briefing session (about Do’s and don’ts)
  • to committing to make 3 phone calls a week

We will then link volunteer callers to those wishing to hear a friendly voice each week. The calls can of course be made from home.

This is a lovely opportunity for those who may themselves not be able to get out much to make the calls ,and thereby to provide a valuable service to others. We hope to start “In Touch” calls in early April.

And thank you!

Mike Abbott, Secretary to Hub Trustees




In Touch Volunteer Caller Application Form – please fill out by visiting the link below:

Midhurst Community Hub In Touch Volunteers Leaflet






Telephone number:


Please tell us something about yourself and your interests in the box below so we can roughly match you to the person called.(Continue overleaf if needed).



Please return this form asap

by email: admin@midhurstcommunityhub.co.uk

by post: Midhurst Community Hub, St Ann’s Hall, St Anne’s Hill, Midhurst, GU29 9NN

Next step? We will then contact you – by phone!

Any questions? Phone Mike Abbott at the Hub on 01730-770403

Confidentiality: Your details will be stored on our database solely for this purpose. You can request their removal at any time in accordance with our Data protection (GDPR) policy.


Midhurst Community Hub In Touch Volunteers Leaflet

Midhurst Community Hub seeks new listening volunteers2024-02-12T16:18:09+00:00

Book-a-Bus service expands..

Following the success of the “Book-a-Bus” service in rural areas around
Petworth and Chichester, the service has now expanded with the
introduction of the “96 Flex” zone serving those in the northwest area of
Chichester up to Midhurst.

“Book-a-Bus” is a demand-responsive transport system for those living or
working in the county’s rural areas with limited or no traditional bus
service. The “96 Flex” has no fixed timetable or route, instead operating
on the bookings it receives via the Ride Pingo app or via the call centre.
The ”’96 Flex’ Book-a-Bus” service travels around rural areas in north west Chichester
including Lavant, South Harting, West Marden, and Singleton.
Plans for further expansion to areas such as Westbourne, Stanstead Park,
West Ashling, Rogate, Nyewood, Little Torberry, Woodmancote, and
Forestside are expected later this spring.

“Book-a-Bus” is part of the West Sussex County Council’s Bus Service
Improvement Plan, funded by Central Government, that aims to make it
easier and more attractive for residents and visitors to travel by bus. To
celebrate the expansion, residents travelling via any of the “Book-a-Bus”
services can travel for free during the whole month of February.
Councillor Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:
“I am proud to share that ‘Book-a-Bus’ has had over 2,000 passengers
carried since its launch. The flexibility this service provides helps keep our
residents in rural areas connected with their communities and provide
continued access to any essential and leisure services they may need.
“I encourage anyone who hasn’t done so yet to give it a try.
“Ensuring that we help our residents keep connected is at the heart of our
strategic priorities as a council, so continually improving our transport
network with better bus services is very important as it helps us maintain
a sustainable and prosperous economy for all those in West Sussex.”

Roads Minister Guy Opperman said: “Local people deserve a modern,
reliable, and affordable public transport system. I’m delighted to have
worked alongside the local council and Gillian Keegan MP to give West
Sussex over £19 million to boost its bus services.
“This is a fantastic result for passengers north west of Chichester and in
Midhurst, who will enjoy this extended on-demand bus service to get
around Petworth and Chichester more easily and with greater flexibility.”

Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer for Community Transport Sussex
(CTS), the company providing the service for the county council, said:
“We have seen how the local community values this flexible transport
service and are very excited to expand the service to more passengers.
“As a charity transport provider, we see first-hand how vital it is for those
in rural areas to keep connected with their communities.”

To “Book-a-Bus” or plan your journey, download the Ride Pingo app or
contact our call centre at 01243 858854. Anyone can use the service
anytime between 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday through Saturday.
Passengers travelling in groups can request up to 5 seats per booking,
subject to availability.

For more information on the “Book-a-Bus” service, how and when to book
and the different locations it covers, visit:

Book-a-Bus service expands..2024-03-18T17:24:32+00:00

Preliminary works at Egmont Road

We have been advised by Metis Homes that some preliminary tree protection works at the approved Egmont Road site are beginning. In addition some archaeological trenching is being dug w/c 9th October and then, all being well, the initial road access works down the side of the Conifers’ car park during the school half term from 23rd October. The aim is to get that work done during half term to maximise health and safety.

If you have any questions please contact parishclerk@easebourne.org

Preliminary works at Egmont Road2023-10-06T18:06:29+01:00

Mass bulb planting

The Midhurst Green Volunteers have co-ordinated a project to buy and plant over 4000 bulbs in and around Easebourne and Midhurst in the next few weeks – which come spring will brighten up our verges, banks and numerous areas around our communities.

But to do this we need your help!

The planting sessions are on the 7th October and then again on the 14th October. There will be 2 teams, covering Easebourne and Midhurst on both of those dates.

Please check your diaries and come along for an hour if you can. The team will be meeting at 8am on both dates, at the corner of Hollist Lane and Canada Grove.. and at St Annes Hill.

Mass bulb planting2023-09-30T15:33:16+01:00

How safe do you feel in your community?

Community Safety Partnerships across West Sussex are asking residents how safe they feel in their local communities.

The online consultation, which launched on Monday 18 September, will be open to people of all ages to share their experiences of crime and anti-social behaviour in their local areas and will take around 10 minutes to complete.

The responses will allow the partnerships to further improve their understanding of the local communities and see whether their current priorities reflect the experiences of the residents living there.

Information from the consultation will be shared with the Safer West Sussex Partnership, which brings together the six district and borough Community Safety Partnerships, along with Sussex Police, the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, West Sussex Fire and Rescue, West Sussex County Council and other key agencies.

Mark Andrews, Chair of the Safer West Sussex Partnership, said: “The Community Safety consultation is an excellent opportunity for all residents of West Sussex to have their say on crime and anti-social behaviour in their local neighbourhood.

“It is a really important subject that affects everyone, and many people will have experienced or witnessed different issues in their surroundings, which they may or may not have reported.

“We hope that this consultation will give people the opportunity to have their say anonymously and help make their neighbourhood a safer place to live.”

Anyone without access to the internet, or who may struggle with filling in online forms, is encouraged to visit a West Sussex library, where free Wi-Fi and computers with internet access are available.

Library members may use the computers for free, for a maximum of two hours per day and if you are not a member, you can join on arrival at no cost.

Libraries also have Digital Volunteers available who offer free help in libraries and can support residents to complete the consultation. To arrange this, please contact the Library Digital Support team on 0330 222 3455 or library.digital.support@westsussex.gov.uk.

For those that would prefer a paper copy, this can be requested by calling 01243 777100 or emailing  communitysafety.wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk. Paper copies will be supplied with a return free post envelope.

For your chance to have your say, visit yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/community-safety, or your local West Sussex County Council library.

How safe do you feel in your community?2023-09-24T17:39:04+01:00