Wheelbarrow Castle Field

Find out about the Green Dog Walkers Scheme

What is Green Dog Walkers®?

Green Dog Walkers® is an original scheme adopted by over 40 councils across the country, to include Chichester District Council. Members of Easebourne Parish Council have joined this scheme as it offers a proven, non-confrontational and friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling and encourages responsible dog ownership. This is part of the campaign by Easebourne Parish Council to address dog fouling in Easebourne Park. 

Most importantly, the Green Dog Walkers® scheme acts as a reminder to others that they need to pick up after their dog has fouled and keep them under control.

What does it mean to become a Green Dog Walker?

Green Dog Walkers® sign a pledge to:

  • always clean up after their dog;
  • dispose of the bag responsibly;
  • carry extra dog waste bags;
  • gladly give a bag to those without one; and
  • be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs.

In return, they receive one of the enamel Green Dog Walkers® badges to display on their coat or dog lead, a car window sticker and a leaflet about the Chichester District Council campaign.

Green Dog Walkers® are role models for responsible dog ownership. As well as ensuring that they clean up after their dogs, they:

  • ensure their dog is microchipped;
  • keep their dog under control at all times; and,
  • stay safe around farm animals and ground nesting birds.

Green Dog Walkers®  is part of the next phase of Chichester District Council’s Against Litter campaign. For more information email publicrelations@chichester.gov.uk, phone 01243 785166, or visit our Against Litter campaign.

The Green Dog Walkers® pledge

I volunteer to take part in the campaign as follows:

1. I will wear the badge as often as possible when walking my dog.
2. I will clean up after my dog and dispose of the bag responsibly.
3. When others walk my dog I will encourage them to clean up after my dog.
4. I understand that wearing the badge indicates that I carry extra doggie bags to distribute if requested.
5. I will always be friendly and courteous when talking to dog walkers about dog fouling. I fully understand that Green Dog Walkers® is intended to be a non-confrontational and friendly campaign to change attitudes about dog fouling.
6. I will always have my dog near to me or within easy recall and be aware of the wildlife. Where there is livestock, I will keep my dog on a lead.
7. I will always follow advice on local signs to reduce disturbance to
plants, animals and children.

Sign up to become a Green Dog Walker

Simply go to www.chichester.gov.uk/greendogwalkers and sign up.  

12th, 13th, 14th November Volunteer Planting at Easebourne Park

Planting to Enhance Easebourne Park

The first planting session which took place on the first 3 days of October was very successful.  Adult volunteers from the Allotment and Garden Society, the local community, children from Conifers and Easebourne C.E. Primary School, the Rainbows and Brownies planted 1,000 bluebell bulbs and hundreds of wild flower plugs and seeds.  Over 90 children helped in this planting session and we were so grateful for their help.
 
The next opportunity to get involved is week beginning 12th November when we will be planting hundreds of heathers, hedgerow saplings and trees.

You don’t need to be green fingered to help us with the next phase of the Park, which is due to begin early next month.  You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, for the whole day or even more days if you are free!

Session 2: Week beginning 12th November 2018  (Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th)

This session will require more heavy digging:

  • A mass of heather planting along the bank
  • Tree and hedge planting

Please bring a trowel and a spade and wear some sturdy shoes/boots, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior the planting session by Lawrence of Wildwood.

If you are keen to help us with this next phase of Easebourne Park, please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing Sharon the Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

We need you!

 

Zip Wire Maintenance at Easebourne Park

Please note that the Zip Wire in Easebourne Park will be undergoing some essential maintenance for a few days and should be back up and ‘zipping’ by mid next week.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Vandalism at Easebourne Park

Very sadly we have seen some vandalism at Easebourne Park this week. A motorbike(s) appear to have been ridden around the Park sometime on Thursday evening/overnight, churning up some areas of grass and leaking fuel. At the same time, one of the ‘Deep water’ signs and SDNPA signs near the pond have been destroyed.

Both of these things will now cost the Parish Council money to repair and replace. If you saw or heard anything on Thursday evening or have any knowledge of how this vandalism happened please get in touch by emailing parishclerk@easebourne.org. The Police have been informed.

Essential Ground works on Easebourne Park

Please note that Easebourne Park will be closed on SEPTEMBER 26th, 27th and 28th as heavy machinery will be in use, preparing for the planting of wildflower seeds, bulbs, heathers and trees. Details of how you can help with planting can be found ‘here‘ or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE

12th, 13th & 14th Nov Easebourne Park Volunteer Planting Event!

Planting to Enhance Easebourne Park

The first planting session which took place on the first 3 days of October was very successful.  Adult volunteers from the Allotment and Garden Society, the local community, children from Conifers and Easebourne C.E. Primary School, the Rainbows and Brownies planted 1,000 bluebell bulbs and hundreds of wild flower plugs and seeds.  Over 90 children helped in this planting session and we were so grateful for their help.
 
The next opportunity to get involved is week beginning 12th November when we will be planting hundreds of heathers, hedgerow saplings and trees.

You don’t need to be green fingered to help us with the next phase of the Park, which is due to begin early next month.  You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, for the whole day or even more days if you are free!

Session 2: Week beginning 12th November 2018  (Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th)

This session will require more heavy digging:

  • A mass of heather planting along the bank
  • Tree and hedge planting

Please bring a trowel and a spade and wear some sturdy shoes/boots, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior the planting session by Lawrence of Wildwood.

If you are keen to help us with this next phase of Easebourne Park, please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing Sharon the Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

We need you!

 

 

 

 

Easebourne Park is open!

Saturday 1st September saw the official opening of Easebourne Park! After years in the planning and 3 months of building, our brand new, innovative play park and community space is open to all and we were thrilled that so many people from the village and further afield came along to enjoy it!

After a few words from the Parish Council and the Heads of our Village Schools, the ribbon was cut by 2 pupils and the fun began. The sun shone, there were free cakes, cold drinks and goody bags for the kids. Children explored the Wildwood Dens created by oak donated from the Cowdray Estate and gave the swings, zip wire, slide and tramolines a thorough test too! All this with live music from local trio Yukon Bass, ice creams from the team at Fitzcanes and free face painting!

The final stages of Phase 1 for the Park will take place in October and November, with the planting of heathers, wild flower seeds, bulbs, a new hedgerow and trees. We’d love as many villagers as possible to get involved in these planting events so if you can spare a few hours or a few days, please get in touch with us. We’ve also got several more volunteer projects in September to improve the footpath access onto Wheelbarrow Castle and to add some new steps into the Park from the school car park. If you can help with either of these projects please also get in touch for more details, check the Volunteering page on this site or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

Easebourne Park Official Opening 1st September at 1.00pm

Easebourne Park will be officially opened tomorrow at 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

Come along for slice of free cake and a cold drink and listen some live music.  Goody bags will also be available for children.

So why not bring a picnic and spend the afternoon with us.

 

 

Help Easebourne Park win Tesco Bags of Help

Easebourne Parish Council is in competition with 2 other projects to win £4000 towards providing additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for Easebourne Park. Our initiative is in competition along with the other two other projects in our region. The competition will decided by a vote in 2 Tesco stores, Midhurst Tesco Express and Haslemere Tesco Superstore, where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018. The lucky winner will be notified by end November. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000, and the third placed project £1,000.

PLEASE VOTE FOR EASEBOURNE PARK EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AT TESCO and help us provide additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for your local community park.

The signs for Easebourne Park are installed!

Easebourne Park is nearing completion with the erection of the Park welcome signs complete.  Easebourne Parish Councillors Ian Milne (left), Trevor Baker and Chairman Mike Noble (not pictured) comprised the work party.