Wheelbarrow Castle Field

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.

Easebourne Park is nearing completion!

Well, we are nearly there now.  Rubbish bins bases are being secured into the ground. The Park benches have been cleaned ready for fitting into the concrete bases. And, excitingly, the new Easebourne Park signs are ready to be fitted. Finally, the Park meandering path is nearing completion.  The official health and safety inspection is on Monday 20 August. Fingers crossed we are given a clean bill of health in time for the official opening on 1 September, where pupils from our 2 Parish schools will cut the ribbon.”

And the double size slide is nearly finished ….weeeeeeee!

Wildwood UK construction complete and Playsafe Playgrounds begin work.

The Wildwood trails and dens are complete – and magnificent they look as well. The carvings submitted by pupils of the two parish primary schools have been cut into the wood and add a essential touch of local interest. Playsafe Playgrounds are on site and cracking-on with their work on the surface trampolines, slide, zip-wire and 3 sets of swings.
Once the site passes an inspection by a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents official, we will be open for business.
The official opening is 1st September 2018 at 1.00pm – look out for your invitation soon.

Trampolines at Easebourne Park

The trampolines are under construction!

Easebourne Park Carvings

A big Thank You to all the children who created wildlife images which have been carved into the oak dens in Easebourne Park.

Latest News from Easebourne Park

5th July 2018

As we approach the end of third week of the Wildwood phase of the Easebourne Park project, we are delighted to report that the Wildwood Trails and Dens are very much complete. Whilst trimming, small adjustments and carving remains outstanding, the surrounding raised bunding, designed to retain the bark, is in place and the bark is to be delivered on Thursday and/or Friday.  We are sure everyone we will be very satisfied with what Lawrence Trowbridge of Wildwood has achieved with the Cowdray Estate donated wood. Pleasingly, the children of Easebourne Primary School and Conifers School have provided carving designs which will be incorporated into the wood of the dens and trails shortly.

Filling the pond with water is an issue for now. ACS Groundworks very generously has donated a substantial amount of their water which has made a great start; however, we will need much more to fill the pond and allow planting of the water-loving plants to be undertaken. It may be that this aspect of the Park will have to remain unfinished until nearer the winter, when the pond will be filled naturally through the drainage system we have in place and through falling rainwater.
Chris Collyer, of Playsafe Playgrounds, is due to start on 16th July and PB Groundworks will be returning to finish off the park with paths in early August. So, all currently on time and on budget.

17th and 24th September, and 1st October 2018 – Volunteering Opportunities in Easebourne Park

Easebourne Parish Council have three new opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the creation of Easebourne Park, which is adjacent to Wheelbarrow Castle.

On three Mondays: 17th and 24th September 2018 and 1st October 2018, we will be joined by Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council who will the tasks which include installation of a new ramp and two sets of steps which improve access to the Park for everyone.

All equipment will be provided as well as tea and biscuits, so if you can spare a few hours or would just like further information, please get in touch! Contact parishclerk@easebourne.org or Sharon on 07342 166 188.

Building the Oak Structures has now Begun!