The return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers

This morning saw the return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers to Easebourne, this time focusing on the footpath from the Bus Shelter at the end of Hollist Lane up towards Budgenor Lodge.

After an absence of several months, there was great support (as always) from the Midhurst team and this time 5 volunteers from Easebourne, including 1 first time helper!

Graham who leads the team is now putting together a schedule for the summer so we’ll know what future dates the team will be in Easebourne and we can hopefully attract some more new volunteers. As we’ve said before, if we can’t bring in our own village volunteers to help with our clean-ups and help in Midhurst too, then sadly this collaboration won’t continue.

Please consider coming along for future sessions, tell your neighbours, ask your friends and help make our community a tidier place! You only need to bring your own gloves, all other equipment is provided and social distancing can be maintained throughout the sessions.

The next session is Saturday 6th June, meeting at the corner of Hollist Lane again from 8am.

The return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers2020-05-30T11:44:44+01:00

Reporting potholes

Did you know that you can report potholes to West Sussex Highways Team by going to the following website and adding a report?

https://love.westsussex.gov.uk/reports/add

It takes just a couple of minutes and will then automatically get assessed by the team. If you spot a nasty pothole please don’t wait for someone else to report it.

Reporting potholes2020-03-12T14:41:02+00:00

Please share your views on the recent flooding

A reminder that the Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village, leaflets have now been dropped through letterboxes of the most at risk houses, they are available to pick up in the Village Stores, The White Horse, The BP station and Cook, plus the online Survey Monkey questionnaire is available.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey. You can find the survey on the link below, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

Please share your views on the recent flooding2020-03-04T18:27:44+00:00

Seeking your views on recent flooding

The Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village and have launched an online Survey Monkey questionnaire in order to do so.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

You can find the survey here, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

We will also be dropping some leaflets through the doors of those houses most likely affected giving the same details. If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

Seeking your views on recent flooding2020-02-26T18:53:55+00:00

Flooding update

The flooding that happened in Easebourne over the weekend was one of the worst events we’ve experienced and we would like to take this opportunity just to briefly explain why it happened and what’s happening to try to prevent it in the future.

Normally, the River Ez that flows past the White Horse Pub, enters a culvert and flows mostly underground until it reappears again at the back of the Conifers sports field. It should run through the fields and discharge into the River Rother downstream of the North Mill. The culvert is known to be damaged, and possibly undersized, resulting in the River Ez bursting out of the culvert and taking a new route flowing almost entirely through the streets.

We are working with the landowners effected and various Councils, investigating whether the culvert can be replaced. Until then, we regret that similar flood events might be possible and advise anyone in a vulnerable situation or at risk from flooding to take necessary precautions.

As soon as we have more information we’ll share on this website and on Facebook.

Flooding update2020-02-17T18:08:48+00:00

URGENT -A272 flood debris clearance

The Parish Council has arranged for Chichester District Council road sweepers to work on areas of the A272 and A286 tomorrow, Tuesday 18th Feb, that have suffered deposits of silt as a result of the flooding yesterday. If you would normally park along the road between Lutenor Road and Vanzell Road or just opposite the BP Station, please try to park elsewhere during the day.

The BP Station has very kindly offered use of their limited parking spaces to the left of the forecourt although they are expecting some drain clearance work to be taking place during the day so at times access on and off of the site maybe limited.

The Council has been investigating the problem of flooding in the village for some time. We are continuing to work with the relevant parties to agree an appropriate solution and hopefully avoid any further repeat of the weekend flooding.

 

 

URGENT -A272 flood debris clearance2020-02-17T16:08:56+00:00

Mobile Speed Camera Van

You may have noticed the Mobile Speed Camera Van visited us last week. Operated by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, we’re on their list of approved sites although they never tell us when they’re planning to visit – for obvious reasons!

We understand that they have recently recruited more operators and so it looks like we should be seeing them more often, which is great news as people still don’t seem to realise that Easebourne is a 30mph zone. Please spread the word and please slow down or face an official penalty notice.

We would also like to start running some Community Speedwatch sessions again, so if you’re passionate about trying to reduce speeds in our village please consider volunteering. Email parishclerk@easebourne.org to find out more.

Mobile Speed Camera Van2020-01-28T17:33:33+00:00

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership mobile camera van still visits Easebourne as regularly as is possible, and from the number of offences they record is extremely successful in raising awareness of our 30mph limit. We’d really like to do more though to maintain that awareness when the van can’t be with us. That’s where Community Speedwatch comes in. 

We really need residents who are concerned about speeding in our village to come forward and offer to help tackle this issue. There is a speedgun located in Midhurst Police Station which we can borrow as often as we like, but we need people to operate it! Operating the Speedwatch Gun is really easy and it really does work, with offenders being reported to the Police who then take the appropriate action. The scheme is managed by Chichester Police who have offered to come to the village and talk to residents in more detail about what’s involved and explain how they can help.

If you’d be interested in attending such a session, please get in touch and we will arrange a suitable venue and date. If you would like to improve traffic safety in Easebourne then please consider joining our Community Speedwatch group.

For more information you can also visit https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership2019-06-20T10:53:48+01:00

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!

It’s been a while since we have been able to schedule any Community Speedwatch sessions, partly due to the availability of a Speedgun and partly due to a lack of volunteers. Although the electronic Vehicle Activated Signs and new Speed Camera signage continue to improve drivers awareness of the 30mph zone, we would like to re-launch the Community Speedwatch programme to reduce speed through the village even more.

We now have easy access to a Speedgun and longer, warmer days, so all we now need are VOLUNTEERS! Sessions are no more than an hour, always involve 2 volunteers and are surprisingly rewarding. Motorists logged speeding are automatically issued with warning letters from the Police and contrary to what you might expect, people are more likely to stop and thank you than do anything else!

So if you can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to make a real difference to road safety in the village, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk for more information on 07342 166188 or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!2019-04-28T10:49:31+01:00