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Easebourne Park CCTV to be installed as gofundme campaign closes

We’re very pleased to announce that Easebourne Park’s CCTV installation is due to take place on Thursday 3 September following our successful fundraising campaign.
A very big thank you to everyone who contributed and made it possible. We’ve raised £2600 thanks to the generosity of a significant number of private donors and local organisations, including Easebourne United Parish Magazine, Midhurst WI and the Lions Club of Midhurst. The Parish Council will divert budget from other activity to make up the shortfall.
It is a real shame we have to resort to this but Easebourne Park is a beloved local asset that deserves protecting. We hope that the CCTV will stop any future incidence of petty vandalism, but if it doesn’t we will have evidence we can share with the Police to pursue those responsible.
Thank you again to all those who have risen to the challenge and helped to make this project possible.
Easebourne Park CCTV to be installed as gofundme campaign closes2020-08-30T16:00:25+01:00

See-saw out of action

You may have noticed that the see-saw has been padlocked to prevent it’s use. Please be assured that this was done by the Parish Council and was not an act of vandalism. Unfortunately the notices that were placed on the equipment were removed by someone and the padlock has now been damaged by someone trying to force it open, so sadly not completely vandal free and another expense for the council.

The see-saw will be back in use as soon as possible but in the meantime we apologise for any inconvenience.

 

See-saw out of action2020-08-29T10:24:30+01:00

CCTV funding update

A massive thank you to everyone who has so generously donated money towards CCTV for Easebourne Park. As at Monday 24 August we’ve raised over £1600, plus we have received 2 very generous direct donations from the Midhurst Lions and the WI, adding a further £700 to the total. So with over £2300 raised so far this goes a long way towards funding the equipment. We really appreciate all of the community support we have received since launching the campaign on the 28th July.

As a result of this uplifting community contribution, the installation has now been scheduled for early September and we will be closing our campaign this Friday 28 August.

Meantime we remain open for last minute donations and you can find our campaign on GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/manage/protect-easebourne-park-with-cctv.
Thank you again to everyone who has donated and made this project a reality.
CCTV funding update2020-08-25T15:27:18+01:00

Can you help protect our Park?

Our Go Fund Me campaign is still live and attracting new donations from people who want to help us protect our much loved community space from vandalism.

We’ve seen a number of pointless and sometimes dangerous acts of vandalism in recent months, all of which take time and council money (which is your money) to put right. Antisocial behaviour means some people feel uncomfortable using the Park as it’s intended – a green, open space for the whole community to enjoy – something which is even more important at the moment. It’s such a shame that a bored few are spoiling it for the many.

You can now simply scan this QR code to be taken straight to the page where you can donate. If you feel like you want to help, any amount is welcome and will be appreciated by everyone who loves the Park. To access the funding page on your PC you can click here.

Meanwhile, the names of several local lads who have been recognised in the Park have been passed to the Police and Rother College for investigation. The proposed CCTV system will capture any future incidents and images will be passed to the Police to enable them to prosecute those responsible.

Can you help protect our Park?2020-08-12T14:42:17+01:00

New Dog Policy for the Park

Dogs on leads in Easebourne Park
 
All dogs will be expected to be on a lead at all times in Easebourne Park following a decision by the Parish Council at their meeting on Monday 27 July.
The decision comes as the facilities at the park expand and we look to encourage more and more families to use this wonderful space.
As well as ensuring dogs are under control, we also hope this will stop the incidence of dog mess being left on the ground. With plenty of bins and free poo bags available there is no excuse for it not to be cleared up.

Signs will be put up at the different entrances to the park to politely remind people of this new policy.
New Dog Policy for the Park2020-07-30T08:46:40+01:00

CCTV Fundraising now live…

As many will know, over the last 12 months we have seen a disappointing increase in the level of mindless vandalism in Easebourne Park. This has included damage to benches, destroying young trees, smashing signs, attempts to break play equipment and damage The Roundhouse, broken glass in and around the children’s play equipment and general antisocial behaviour. Sadly, this spoils the environment for others, has made people feel uncomfortable, and it’s taking up valuable time and resources.

We need to stop this. We have today launched a GoFundMe campaign to help us raise funds to invest in CCTV cameras. This will mean we can monitor the activity of those who are abusing our community space and will help us identify those responsible and provide the Police with the evidence they need to prosecute those responsible.  You can visit the funding page here: Go Fund Me

We want to carry out the installation as soon as possible and are asking for the help of our community and those who love using the Park to pay for the equipment. Please consider donating and then share with your friends, neighbours and families.

The Park is such an amazing and unique asset for our community and it should be a place that can be enjoyed by all, not mistreated by a few.

CCTV Fundraising now live…2020-07-28T16:33:52+01:00

Picnic in the Park – postponed

Unfortunately the Parish Council has taken the difficult decision not to progress with plans for a Picnic in the Park this September 6th as announced a few weeks ago. We hope to plan a similar event in 2021, perhaps in the Spring if restrictions are further eased at that stage.

 

Picnic in the Park – postponed2020-07-26T12:03:31+01:00

How beautiful does Easebourne Park look?

It was so lovely yesterday to see people enjoying our beautiful park again.

Today, you see a brand new notice board being installed.

You will be able to read lots of information about the Parish Council and our latest projects.  You will also see there is a place for you to put up your own community notices.

There is also one more very useful function to this notice board, it has a lost property station!  So the next time you see a jumper left next to the slide or a lost teddy, you can hang it on the notice board, hopefully for its owner to collect.

Keep enjoying our park, but remember to stay safe.

How beautiful does Easebourne Park look?2020-07-18T12:11:25+01:00

Deliberate damage to The Roundhouse

Very sadly we have seen further deliberate damage to the internal roof of The Roundhouse in the last 48 hours, with several of the timbers being knocked out of place. We know it’s not something that could have become loose of it’s own accord as they were very firmly nailed in to the main roof supports.

The vandalism has been reported to the Police and it will be repaired at a cost to the Parish Council. If you saw anything suspicious or have any information about who has caused this deliberate damage, please either call 101 or get in touch with the Parish Council.

 

 

Deliberate damage to The Roundhouse2020-07-13T19:22:45+01:00

Save the date!

Despite the current pandemic the Parish Council is hoping that come September a relaxation of the lockdown rules means we’ll be able to host our annual family picnic in Easebourne Park.
So, we’re hoping to hold it on Sunday 6 September from 1 to 5pm (weather and lockdown permitting) just ahead of back to school plans.

Everyone in the Parish is welcome. For now, just save the date. We’ll provide more details soon!
Save the date!2020-07-07T15:50:47+01:00
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