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Beacon preparation

The beacon preparation is underway by Cowdray estate in readiness for lighting to Commemorate end of WWI. Save the date and come along on the 11th November 2018 at 6pm: http://easebourne.org/event/beacon-lighting/?instance_id=59

Beacon Lighting – 6.50pm 11th November 2018 to Commemorate end of WWI

The event will take place on the field adjacent to the path/driveway running down from the Cowdray cafe.  You will be able to park very close to the field and we will have stewards to show you where to drive and park.

The event will begin at 6.50pm with prayers, followed by the names of the fallen, Last Post, minutes silence and Reveille.  The Beacon will be lit at 7.00pm, the church bells sounded and Midhurst Community choir will perform a short selection of music.  Hot drinks will also be available (donation to the Poppy Appeal).

County Local Committee -6th November 2018

Find out about the Green Dog Walkers Scheme

What is Green Dog Walkers®?

Green Dog Walkers® is an original scheme adopted by over 40 councils across the country, to include Chichester District Council. Members of Easebourne Parish Council have joined this scheme as it offers a proven, non-confrontational and friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling and encourages responsible dog ownership. This is part of the campaign by Easebourne Parish Council to address dog fouling in Easebourne Park. 

Most importantly, the Green Dog Walkers® scheme acts as a reminder to others that they need to pick up after their dog has fouled and keep them under control.

What does it mean to become a Green Dog Walker?

Green Dog Walkers® sign a pledge to:

  • always clean up after their dog;
  • dispose of the bag responsibly;
  • carry extra dog waste bags;
  • gladly give a bag to those without one; and
  • be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs.

In return, they receive one of the enamel Green Dog Walkers® badges to display on their coat or dog lead, a car window sticker and a leaflet about the Chichester District Council campaign.

Green Dog Walkers® are role models for responsible dog ownership. As well as ensuring that they clean up after their dogs, they:

  • ensure their dog is microchipped;
  • keep their dog under control at all times; and,
  • stay safe around farm animals and ground nesting birds.

Green Dog Walkers®  is part of the next phase of Chichester District Council’s Against Litter campaign. For more information email publicrelations@chichester.gov.uk, phone 01243 785166, or visit our Against Litter campaign.

The Green Dog Walkers® pledge

I volunteer to take part in the campaign as follows:

1. I will wear the badge as often as possible when walking my dog.
2. I will clean up after my dog and dispose of the bag responsibly.
3. When others walk my dog I will encourage them to clean up after my dog.
4. I understand that wearing the badge indicates that I carry extra doggie bags to distribute if requested.
5. I will always be friendly and courteous when talking to dog walkers about dog fouling. I fully understand that Green Dog Walkers® is intended to be a non-confrontational and friendly campaign to change attitudes about dog fouling.
6. I will always have my dog near to me or within easy recall and be aware of the wildlife. Where there is livestock, I will keep my dog on a lead.
7. I will always follow advice on local signs to reduce disturbance to
plants, animals and children.

Sign up to become a Green Dog Walker

Simply go to www.chichester.gov.uk/greendogwalkers and sign up.  

Beacon Lighting to commemorate the end of WWI – 11th November 2018

The event will take place on the field adjacent to the path/driveway running down from the Cowdray cafe.  You will be able to park very close to the field and we will have stewards to show you where to drive and park.

The event will begin at 6.50pm with prayers, followed by the names of the fallen, Last Post, minutes silence and Reveille.  The Beacon will be lit at 7.00pm, the church bells sounded and Midhurst Community choir will perform a short selection of music.  Hot drinks will also be available (donation to the Poppy Appeal).

 

12th, 13th, 14th November Volunteer Planting at Easebourne Park

Planting to Enhance Easebourne Park

The first planting session which took place on the first 3 days of October was very successful.  Adult volunteers from the Allotment and Garden Society, the local community, children from Conifers and Easebourne C.E. Primary School, the Rainbows and Brownies planted 1,000 bluebell bulbs and hundreds of wild flower plugs and seeds.  Over 90 children helped in this planting session and we were so grateful for their help.
 
The next opportunity to get involved is week beginning 12th November when we will be planting hundreds of heathers, hedgerow saplings and trees.

You don’t need to be green fingered to help us with the next phase of the Park, which is due to begin early next month.  You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, for the whole day or even more days if you are free!

Session 2: Week beginning 12th November 2018  (Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th)

This session will require more heavy digging:

  • A mass of heather planting along the bank
  • Tree and hedge planting

Please bring a trowel and a spade and wear some sturdy shoes/boots, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior the planting session by Lawrence of Wildwood.

If you are keen to help us with this next phase of Easebourne Park, please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing Sharon the Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

We need you!

 

South Downs National Park Dog Walker Survey – Complete by 26th October

The South Downs National Park Authority, as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Heathlands Reunited Project:www.southdowns.gov.uk/heathlands-reunited is seeking information on dog walking behaviour in the heathlands of the South Downs National Park. Heathlands Reunited has commissioned independent research consultancy, Collingwood Environmental Planning, to undertake a survey on this topic.

The Heathlands Reunited Project is promoting a campaign (‘Take the Lead’) to encourage responsible dog walking on heathlands and other habitats.  This survey will provide a current snapshot and will be repeated in 2 years to assess the success of the campaign.

The survey is aimed at those who walk dogs in the South Downs National Park including dog owners, as well as those who walk dogs for others, such as dog walking professionals.

The survey is voluntary and your opinions and experiences will be very valuable.  The questionnaire takes on average no more than 10 minutes, and does not ask for personally identifiable data.

The survey results will be used to inform project activities aimed at conserving and improving heathlands sites and will contribute to a report.

Please CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY before Friday 26th October 2018.

We are really keen to hear from as many dog walkers as possible, so please do share this survey link with other dog walkers in your area.

If you have any queries about this survey, please email: heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk

Many thanks for your help,

Katy Sherman

Heathlands Reunited Activities and Engagement Officer
South Downs National Park Authority

Tel: 01730 819320
Tel: 07785425937

South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH

 

Chichester North County Local Committee -7pm, 6th November 2018

Zip Wire Maintenance at Easebourne Park

Please note that the Zip Wire in Easebourne Park will be undergoing some essential maintenance for a few days and should be back up and ‘zipping’ by mid next week.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

 

Smaller Authority Name: Easebourne Parish Council

 NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF ANNUAL AUDIT

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

 

  • The audit of accounts for Easebourne Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
  • The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector in the area of Easebourne Parish Council
  • (Name of Clerk): Sharon Hurr
  • (Address of Clerk):   1 Pennicott Road, Bersted, West Sussex, PO21 5AY
  • (Telephone/email, and hours and arrangements to view):

          07342 166 188

          parishclerk@easebourne.org

          10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1 for each copy of the Annual       Return

Announcement made by (Name of Clerk)

Sharon Hurr   

Date of Announcement: 30thSeptember 2018