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Mindless vandalism to trees

We’re very sad to report that some further mindless vandalism has taken place in Easebourne Park within the last 24 hours, deliberately killing 3 of the trees planted last year.

The trees in question were in the south eastern corner close to the pond. The stakes were removed and thrown into the pond and each tree then snapped in half. Unfortunately the result of this is that there will be no trees in this corner of the Park as they will not be replaced. The vandals struck sometime between 11am on Monday 21st January and 2pm on Tuesday 22nd January.

The incident has been reported to the Police.

If anyone saw anything or knows who was responsible, please contact the Police or email the Parish Council confidentially on parishclerk@easebourne.org.

After all the work that goes into making Easebourne Park what it is, this is so disappointing and so pointless. The Parish Council are in the final stages of agreeing some very exciting enhancements to the Park, scheduled for Spring/Summer 2020 and sadly some of these things may now need to be reconsidered.

Mindless vandalism to trees2020-01-22T15:55:50+00:00

Full steam ahead for our next Park project…

We’re delighted to announce that today we have received full planning permission to construct a multi-use covered shelter within Easebourne Park!

The concept of a shelter came from the Parish wide survey that we carried out in January this year. It will sit just inside the Park at the bottom of the natural slopes that lead down from the car park and will be partly constructed with wood donated from the Cowdray Estate and with a living green roof in order to blend in with it’s surroundings. The shelter is being entirely funded by grants from The National Lottery, Chichester District Council and The Grange, for which we are immensely grateful.

We are now able to progress the design with local structural engineers and fine-tune the features with a view to beginning construction during the second half of March 2020. More details about the design, timings and other proposed additions to the Park will be announced in January.

Full steam ahead for our next Park project…2019-12-19T19:02:54+00:00

We WON!

The Parish Council are absolutely delighted to announce that Easebourne Park won a South Downs National Park Design Award this week!

More than 1,200 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award, which included an online poll for the public’s favourite among 16 shortlisted schemes. The SDNPA were impressed with the fact that the Park is an “impressive mix of play area and habitat creation” and a fine example of the “power of using the National Park for health and well-being purposes”.

So a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for the Park and look out for news of more exciting plans for the next phase of the Park which we hope to be able to share with you very soon.

More news about the awards and other winners can be found on the SDNPA website:

We WON!2019-11-14T20:17:44+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

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

We are over the moon to announce that Easebourne Park has been shortlisted for a Design Award by the South Downs National Park!

The South Downs Design Awards were launched earlier this year to celebrate innovative and inspirational projects that have made a standout contribution to the landscape, heritage, built environment and local communities of the National Park.

We’ve been shortlisted in the Peoples Choice award, so now it’s over to you – we need your votes, your friends votes, your families votes, your work colleagues votes.. you get the message! Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an award winning community space and play park in our village?!

More details can be found here, just select Easebourne Community Space and then the VOTE button to cast your vote!

Voting is open now and until the end of October with the winner announced on the 12th November!

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!2019-09-23T10:33:57+01:00

Picnic in the Park 2019

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the Picnic in the Park 2019 last Saturday 31st August! The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits (until right at the end!) and it was great to see so many people enjoying the Park and it’s added extras for the day – Dylan’s ice-cream, The White Horse Bar, the Cowdray Tuk-Tuk, live music and the WSCC Fire Service! Thanks also to our wonderful village shop for donating cold drinks and to all those who slaved over the homemade cakes! If anyone would like to get involved in planning for our 2020 event, please get in touch!

Picnic in the Park 20192019-09-06T11:14:35+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

Park Vandalism

Sadly we have seen more mindless vandalism in the Park sometime in the last 24 hours, with some serious damage to one of our benches and a pond ‘Deep Water’ sign. Both will cost the council money to put right. If you witness anything like this happening in the Park please report it to the Police.

And if you have any information as to how this particular damage occurred, please report it to the Police on 101 or contact us via parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

Park Vandalism2019-08-07T12:21:29+01:00