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Easebourne Park Community Shelter project status

At this present time we have sadly had to shut down the build project for our brand new Community shelter. However, we’re working closely with our local contractor, Artizans of Wood to see if it’s possible to continue the build project in the near future, providing that those involved can do so safely and comply with strict Government instructions.

As we’re sure you can appreciate, there are a considerable number of factors involved and under no circumstances will we put anyone at risk, but if we can find a solution that will enable work to continue then it will be something we can all look forward to using when the current rules are relaxed.

We will post more information here and on Facebook as soon as it is known.

Easebourne Park Community Shelter project status2020-03-26T15:24:32+00:00

Easebourne Park Play Equipment CLOSED


COVID-19 Government Direction

The UK Government guidance published 23rd March 2020 in relation to “stopping public gatherings” and closing “non-essential public spaces” states that whilst parks can remain open, “communal places within parks, such as playgrounds”, must closeTherefore until further notice, ALL Easebourne Park play equipment must no longer be used.

If you continue to use the Park for exercise, please practice strict social distancing rules.

Easebourne Park Play Equipment CLOSED2020-03-31T18:06:16+01:00

Week 3 of the Community Shelter build!

As we enter the 3rd week of the build for our new Community Shelter being built by the super talented and local Artizans of Wood, the roof is really starting to take shape! Once completed, the roof will be covered in sedum to help it blend into our beautiful surroundings.

With the ground drying out nicely, next on site will be our local groundworks contractor ACS to lay an extension to the existing perimeter path to lead to and around the shelter. At the same time they will install pads for 2 new, square picnic benches. Our other local partner, Playsafe Playgrounds will then install our fully accessible see-saw and a brand new notice board that can be jointly used by the Parish Council and you, our community!

Despite the extremely challenging times we are all living in at the moment, our contractors are doing an amazing job to keep the projects running and completely so when we can all get outside again there are there for us to enjoy!

Week 3 of the Community Shelter build!2020-03-23T15:40:55+00:00

Our shelter is getting a roof!

We thought you’d like to see the latest addition to the Community Shelter in Easebourne Park – it’s started to get it’s roof, which when it’s finished will be a completely living sedum roof, blending in beautifully with our National Park surroundings!

We’re hugely grateful for the super talented team from local business Artizans of Wood for ploughing ahead with construction in these challenging times.


Our shelter is getting a roof!2020-03-20T18:42:30+00:00

Community Shelter progress…

In these challenging times we wanted to share an update on how our Community Shelter is progressing in Easebourne Park. The floor is now almost complete and the roof structure will be the next area of work. The target completion date is still set for the 9th April.

Our mature trees were also planted this week, placed to provide some shade during the summer. Next on the list will be the new picnic benches, notice board and BBQ!


Community Shelter progress…2020-03-19T12:14:09+00:00

Construction begins!

The big day is almost here, with construction beginning on our Community Shelter within Easebourne Park, tomorrow, Monday 9th March! Despite the rather soggy ground conditions, it’s full steam ahead and the build is expected to take just 5 weeks.

Deliveries to site will all be made outside of the busy school drop-off and pick-up times. However, as with any project, there could be times when additional activity is taking place in the Park and we would ask for your patience whilst we build this exciting new addition for the community!

After construction of the shelter, an extension to the perimeter path will be added around the shelter and at the same time 2 additional picnic benches are being installed. We’re also planting a number of very mature trees which will hope will give a little instant shade this summer. Other additions in the coming weeks will include a traditional see-saw, a large community noticeboard and a BBQ area!

All of these additions have been made possible after our successful bids for funding from Chichester District Council, The Grange Community Association, The National Lottery and the South Downs National Park Community Infrastructure Levy.


Construction begins!2020-03-08T08:38:02+00:00

Chichester District Councillors visit Easebourne Park

Parish Council Chairman Mike Noble and Councillor Trevor Baker welcomed Chichester District Councillors Clare Apel, David Rodgers, Sarah Sharp, Alan Sutton, Roy Briscoe and Gordon McAra from the Grants and Concessions Panel to Easebourne Park yesterday.  The District Council have funded many items in the park which have helped to make it look fabulous, even on a wet day in February.

Chichester District Councillors visit Easebourne Park2020-02-14T11:49:32+00:00

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