Parish Design Statement officially adopted by SDNPA

We are very pleased to be able to confirm that on 9 February 2023 the South Downs National Park Authority adopted the Easebourne Parish Design Statement as a Supplementary Planning Document (SDP).

This document sets out a framework of guidelines and principals relating to design matters against which future planning applications will be assessed. The Parish Council would like to thank the volunteers who worked so hard on this project over the last 3 years: without their persistence and determined endeavours, nothing would have been achieved.

You can download the adopted document here:

Parish Design Statement officially adopted by SDNPA2023-03-14T18:49:17+00:00

Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) are now on social media!

The amazing FrEP team of volunteers are now on Instagram and Facebook! Search Friends of Easebourne Parish and follow them to see what they’ve been up to, out and about in the village tidying up, cutting back hedges, trimming verges, looking after our planters, picking litter.. the list goes on!

If you’d like to get involved in volunteering to help keep your community clean and tidy this year, please get in touch with to register your interest or send them a message on their new social media pages!

Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) are now on social media!2023-01-25T13:46:25+00:00

West Sussex County Council – Bus Service Consultation

Enhanced Partnership Statutory Stakeholder Consultation

Dear Stakeholder,

In March 2021, the government published a new National Bus Strategy (Bus Back Better) which sets out its vision to dramatically improve bus services in England, reverse the shift in journeys away from public transport as a result of Covid-19 and encourage passengers back to buses.

Central to the strategy is the creation of Enhanced Partnerships, where local authorities, bus operators and other key stakeholders work together to develop and implement bus service improvements for local communities. The West Sussex Enhanced Partnership will set out how we will deliver the outcomes of our Bus Service Improvement Plan, published in October 2021 following engagement with the public, operators, and other key stakeholders.

Further to this engagement, we would now like to hear from organisations and individual stakeholders who have an interest in making bus services work better.

You can access the consultation questionnaire and supporting documents via the link below.

Please share your views by midnight on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

West Sussex County Council – Bus Service Consultation2023-01-25T13:48:11+00:00

Midhurst Vision – last chance to comment

We understand from the Midhurst Vision Team that the feedback so far has been very positive but the more people who complete the very short survey the better – it is literally only 3 questions. The number of respondents may influence if/how much funding is available to make some of these proposals a reality.

• Please fill in the survey yourself if you haven’t already – it only takes 5 minutes
• Please email your friends and colleagues who live/work in or Midhurst or Easebourne or just visit Midhurst to do it too
• If you use social media please like/share posts from @midhurstvision or post the direct link to the online survey
• If your own organisation/company has a website or database please share this request or email it to your staff

Midhurst Vision – last chance to comment2023-01-25T13:50:35+00:00

Little Lambs Toddler Group – St Mary’s Church

Little Lambs Toddler Group

We meet term-time Tuesdays, 10-11.15am for toys, craft, songs, stories, cake and a cuppa.

Everyone welcome, suggested donation of £1 per family.

For further information please contact: Liz Yonge

Assistant Curate of the Priory Churches

Tel: 07747 611993

Little Lambs Toddler Group – St Mary’s Church2023-01-25T13:51:13+00:00

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub

Midhurst Community Hub is a new start -up venture for the town and its surrounding area.

The Hub is a one-stop-shop advice centre which will provide convenient, face to face services for local people. The Hub will have the ability to reach out to other organisations if required to meet the client’s needs. It will be partnering with agencies that have expertise in relation to: food/energy poverty, debt/benefits and financial management issues, housing/maintenance issues, employment/skills needs, relationship/family issues, health/depression/loneliness, addictions, transport problems.

The Hub will be staffed by volunteers and will be based in the Library at the Grange centre. It is planned to be fully operational by late November, opening on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It will also be accessible as a website and by a single phone number.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping in any way please contact:

The Hub secretary/administrator: Mike Abbott


Mob: 07758 581208

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub2023-02-15T12:01:10+00:00

The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Easebourne Parish Council

is deeply saddened at the news

of the passing of

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The official book of condolence

for Easebourne

will be available in

St Mary’s Church, Easebourne 9am until 7pm during the ten days of mourning

Floral tributes may be laid at the War Memorial in the churchyard or placed initially inside the church

The National Book of Condolence can be found at

Our thoughts and prayers are with The King and the Royal Family

at this difficult time

The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II2023-01-25T13:57:36+00:00

Picnic in the Park success

2022’s Picnic in the Park took place last Saturday and was deemed to be another successful free event for the village.

We were treated to live music from Baby Eleanor and Yukon Bass, teas and coffees by the Church, delicious cakes and bakes from Pinders Patisserie, ice-creams from Deluca’s, Facepainting by the Guides, our Friends of Easebourne Parish, the school PTA, fundraising by the Parish Council and the Scouts.

The weather held out and several hundred parishioners enjoyed a relaxing afternoon. A big thank you to everyone who joined us!

Onto planning now for 2023!

Picnic in the Park success2023-02-15T11:47:55+00:00