Wheelbarrow Castle Field

Fencing for Easebourne Park Pond Update

You may have noticed that the fence and gate were erected around the pond as planned last Saturday 23rd March, however the stock-wiring to be attached to the inside of the fence was slightly too tall, so this has been re-ordered by the contractor and will now be installed on Monday 1st April. If you have any query please contact our Parish Clerk, details on the homepage.

Fencing for Easebourne Park Pond Update2019-03-29T14:39:22+01:00

Fencing for Easebourne Park Pond

After responses to the recent Easebourne Park survey, the drainage pond in Easebourne Park will now be fenced. This work will be carried out by a local contractor from 7.30am on Saturday 23rd March 2019 so please be aware of vehicles and people working in the Park during this time.

Fencing for Easebourne Park Pond2019-03-22T23:55:18+01:00

Path Surfacing Trial

As you may have noticed, the Parish Council are now in the process of trialing different types of path surface to make the circular path more accessible for all visitors to the Park. We will closely monitor these sections over the coming weeks and if sufficient funding is secured we will hopefully be in a position to carry out the work before the summer. If you can help with our Crowdfunding Campaign, please visit www.spacehive.com and search for Easebourne Park.

Path Surfacing Trial2019-03-10T11:31:02+01:00

New handrail installed

Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council along with 2 of his volunteer team have today installed a very sturdy handrail alongside the recently construction steps leading from the car park to the Park. A massive thank you to Darren and the team for helping us with another project for the Park! Darren and the team will be building a brand new bus shelter on the A286 opposite Kings Drive for us next week.

New handrail installed2019-02-28T16:17:06+01:00

Work taking place in Easebourne Park

Various works will be taking place in Easebourne Park over the next few days. On Wednesday 27th a team of volunteers from West Sussex County Council will be installing a handrail for us alongside the recently created steps, leading from the car park to the Park, close to the slide.

Then on Friday 1st March work will be taking place around the drainage pond in Easebourne Park to prepare it for the perimeter planting. At the same time a team of volunteers will be planting an additional 200 wild heathers in the 2 borders close to the bottom of the main footpath slope. If you have time on Friday to help with the planting, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk!

Finally, we will be trialling alternative types of stone on 2 short lengths of the path as part of our process to evaluate a longer term surface that will hopefully then be installed if our Crowdfunding campaign is successful. With only just over a month to go on the campaign, we really need you help to make the path upgrade a reality – details of how you can pledge are on the link above.

Work taking place in Easebourne Park2019-02-26T17:28:01+01:00

Crowdfunding campaign now accepting cheques!

Great news! You can now show your support for our Crowdfunding campaign with a cheque if you’d prefer not to use the Spacehive site and enter your bank details or use PayPal.

To help us upgrade the Park path to make it suitable for all, please pledge whatever you can. Cheques will be held securely until we know if our target has been reached and will only then be banked. Cheques should be payable to Easebourne Parish Council and posted to:

The Parish Clerk, Easebourne Parish Council, 1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex PO21 5AY

Please include your name and address in case we have to return your cheque should we not reach our target. Thank you!

Crowdfunding campaign now accepting cheques!2019-02-14T17:50:03+01:00

Friends of Easebourne Park is launched!

Easebourne Park Needs YOU!

Easebourne Parish Council has agreed to the formation of a volunteer organisation to be called the “Friends of Easebourne Park” (FrEP).  This group has been created with 3-fold aims:

  1. To fundraise on behalf of Easebourne Park.
  2. To seek volunteers willing to join FrEP and work to support and develop the Park.
  3. To gather input from local people and representative groups so that the Park may best serve the local community.

All funds raised to be exclusively spent on the Park by FrEP. A FrEP constitution has been created and this requires 4/5 committee members as follows: Chairman; Vice Chairman (to be a EPC councillor); Treasurer, and finally; Secretary/Membership Secretary (could be split). It is really hoped that Easebourne Parishioners will volunteer to fill these committee posts.  The work involved will be slight and the FrEP committee is to meet 4 times a year.

However, if you do not wish to serve on the FrEP committee, but would wish to indicate your support for the Park and would like to be involved in its future development, just join and become a member of FrEP.  Membership is free to all Easebourne Parishioners.

To volunteer for a committee post, see a copy of the FrEP Constitution, or to simply become a member of FrEP, please contact the Parish Clerk on Parishclerk@easebourne.org or call 07342 166 188

Let’s keep developing this wonderful community space and play park together

Friends of Easebourne Park is launched!2019-01-25T15:42:44+01:00

Easebourne Park Crowdfunding Initiative Launched!

A new Crowdfunding initiative for Easebourne Park has been launched to raise funds to upgrade the paths around the Park enabling easier access to all areas for buggies, cycles and wheelchairs. Combined with an existing volunteering project to improve access on foot from the eastern Wheelbarrow Castle entrance, this initiative will help provide a much safer way to access the Primary School on foot. 

During phase 1 of Easebourne Park, the paths were constructed in such a way that upgrading would be possible once sufficient funds were available. Since it’s completion in September 2018 the Park has proved to be a great success with large numbers of the community using it ever since.

Crowdfunding is the new way in which we as a Parish Council can try to access funds from the West Sussex County Council Community Initiative Fund. Projects must show that they have community buy-in in the form of likes, comments and most importantly, pledges to our crowdfunding campaign. This is why we are seeking as many pledges as possible (from as little as £2 upwards) from individuals and businesses within the Parish and surrounding areas to show that this project has the backing and support of the local community. 

You can make a pledge to our project by following this link: www.spacehive.com/easebourne-park-inclusive-access-project and clicking ‘Back this project’. The more pledges we receive, the more likely we will be to secure additional funding from West Sussex County Council. If you’re not familiar with the concept of Crowdfunding, your pledge will only be claimed as and when we reach our fundraising target! So please help us achieve this key element of Phase 2 of Easebourne Park by pledging just £2 (or more!) and spreading the word among your friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. Thank you!  

Easebourne Park Crowdfunding Initiative Launched!2019-01-10T18:07:24+01:00

Easebourne Park Questionnaire

Everyone in the Parish should now have received a copy of our short questionnaire asking for your views on Easebourne Park. We’d really appreciate it if you can take just a couple of minutes to let us know what you think about Phase 1 and what if anything you would like to see added in Phase 2.

The questionnaire can be completed online by going to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/23YK8NJ or the paper copy can be returned by dropping into the temporary Parish Council postboxes located in the village shop, Easebourne Primary school, Conifers school or the Church.

We’ll share the results with everyone during February!

Easebourne Park Questionnaire2019-01-24T19:09:18+01:00

Thank You Tesco

Easebourne Parish Council have received £2,000 from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ community fund, which will be used to further enhance Easebourne Park.  

This is the first ‘over-sized’ cheque ever presented to the Parish Council, which is very exciting.  So, a big thank you to Tesco and all those customers who voted with those little blue tokens for Easebourne Park to receive some funds, and to Anita from the Tesco Community Team who handed the cheque to Parish Councillor Ian Milne today.

 

Thank You Tesco2018-12-12T22:41:15+01:00