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Picnic in the Park 30th August – save the date!

With most Lockdown restrictions now lifted, the Parish Council are going full steam ahead for this years Picnic in the Park!

The event will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. There will be live music in The Roundhouse, Ice-creams, refreshments from the Scouts, a Dog Show and more! All residents are welcome, just come along with your picnic and enjoy!

We’re just finalising a few more details, so watch this space for news nearer the day, but for now, save the date!

Picnic in the Park 30th August – save the date!2021-07-19T10:58:01+01:00

Free Children’s Magic Show – Nick Clark 3pm, 17th August 2021 in Easebourne Park

MADhurst Festivities

Nick Clarke

Children’s Entertainer and Magician

Free Show – at 3pm, on Tuesday 17th August 2021

In The Roundhouse in Easebourne Park, Wheelbarrow Castle (into the school car park and turn left into public car park)

This will be a great session and is not to be missed!

Free Children’s Magic Show – Nick Clark 3pm, 17th August 2021 in Easebourne Park2021-07-13T22:20:02+01:00

Green Volunteers in July, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The ever energic Midhurst Volunteers are back in the village for the next 3 Saturdays, starting on the 17th July and as ever WE NEED YOUR HELP.

The task for the 17th is to cut back over hanging branches and tidy up Wheelbarrow Castle. We know this path is walked so often by so many villagers, en-route to the Park, going to school, the shop or the pub. So if you are one of the many who will appreciate a wider path and nicer walk, please come along to lend a hand! Meeting on the corner of Cowdray Road and Wheelbarrow Castle from 8.30am until 10am.

The following 2 Saturdays are to clear the upper section of High Path and the path from Hollist Lane to Budgenor Lodge – again, both well used routes. On these days the group will meet on the corner of Hollist Lane at 8.30 until 10am.

Please try to spare an hour to come along and help. As we’ve said before, this work would simply not happen without the volunteer team, many of whom don’t even live in Easebourne! It’s a fun and active way to start your weekend and your chance to do something really good for your community.

You don’t need to be an experienced gardener or bring your own tools. Everything is provided. Please show them some support and come along to lend a hand! 

Green Volunteers in July, WE NEED YOUR HELP!2021-07-12T12:05:45+01:00

Latest Covid-19 advice from West Sussex County Council

Covid-19 pandemic ‘not over yet’

wash handsCovid-19 hasn’t gone away and the pandemic is not over yet. Please continue to follow the hands, face, space, fresh air guidance to help keep West Sussex safe.

That’s the message from Public Health leaders in West Sussex following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week about plans to lift restrictions on 19 July when we move to step 4 of the government’s roadmap.

Alison Challenger, Director of Public Health for West Sussex, said: “Covid-19 hasn’t gone away just yet. Infection rates in West Sussex remain lower than in many parts of the country but have been rising steadily since mid-May in line with the national trend. At the end of June, we saw just under 1,200 new cases in the space of a week.

“At the same time, the vaccination programme is continuing at a tremendous rate, with more than 622,000 people in West Sussex having now received at least one dose. That’s around 83% of our population.

“I ask that everyone continues to play their part in protecting their friends, family, colleagues and communities in West Sussex over the next few weeks. People are reminded to follow the sensible hands, face, space and fresh air measures, booking and attending both your vaccination appointments as soon as possible, and getting tested regularly and isolating if you test positive.

“The coronavirus pandemic has had such a huge impact on our lives in so many ways that it’s understandable many of us will want to return to life without restrictions. Vaccinations are the key to bolstering our protection, reducing the severity of the virus and helping us to find a way of living with it.”

Councillor Bob Lanzer, West Sussex County Council cabinet lead for Public Health said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement gives us cautious hope that the restrictions on our lives will soon be lifted.

“He also made clear, however, that the pandemic is not yet over and that as we open up further there will be a greater emphasis on personal responsibility.

“This means that while the health protection measures will no longer be mandatory, the hands, face, space and fresh air guidance will still be sensible and proportionate measures that we can all follow to manage and help reduce the risk to ourselves and each other.

“Above all, please do make sure you book and attend both your vaccination appointments as soon as possible. It’s the best defence against the virus and the means by which we will be able to get back fully to doing the things we love.”

Find information on our website about vaccinations and how to book them.

Details of how you can get free Covid-19 testing kits are available on our website. They can be ordered to be delivered direct to your home or picked up from collection points across West Sussex.

Our website also contains details of help and support available to people who have been affected by Covid-19.

Confirmation of the lifting of restrictions is expected on 12 July, following a review of the latest data.

Latest Covid-19 advice from West Sussex County Council2021-07-08T10:41:03+01:00

Parties and Gatherings in The Roundhouse – Please Remove your Rubbish

The Roundhouse is community facility for everyone to enjoy and the Parish Council are so pleased that it is being used.

However, I have received a report that a very recent party took place, and although everything was left nice and tidy (thank you), a few bags of rubbish were left behind.  One of our volunteers very kindly collected the bags and disposed of them. One of these bags contained food waste and you can imagine the work it would have taken to clear up if our local wildlife had decided to have their own party with this.

Please take your party rubbish home to dispose of.

Thank you

Parties and Gatherings in The Roundhouse – Please Remove your Rubbish2021-06-20T10:05:29+01:00

Tomorrow, Wheelbarrow Castle, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The amazing Midhurst Volunteers are back in Easebourne tomorrow, Saturday 19th June, once again tackling Wheelbarrow Castle! This often used route will be getting a trim, a tidy and a sweep.. and we’d love some extra pairs of hands.

Meeting in the school carpark, come along from 8am until around 10am. All equipment provided but please bring your own gloves. The forecast is for good weather and the team will be spread along the path, working at appropriate distances from each other.

The team are back in the village again on Tuesday 22nd to tackle the upper part of High Path – so if you can’t make it tomorrow, please try to join on Tuesday – better still, come along to both!

We’re incredibly lucky that this dedicated team of volunteers, most of whom don’t even live in the village, come back time and time again to make where we live a cleaner, tidier place. Please show them some support and come along to lend a hand – it’s a very productive and rewarding way to start your weekend! 

Tomorrow, Wheelbarrow Castle, WE NEED YOUR HELP!2021-06-18T18:02:34+01:00

Latest Information Regarding Covid-19 from Chichester District Council


  • There will be a four week pause at step 3, until 19 July.
  • Relevant regulations will be extended until the end of Sunday 18 July.
  • The data will be continuously reviewed and assessed against the four tests.
  • An announcement on proceeding with this new date will happen no later than 12 July.
  • If the data is better than expected in a couple of weeks, the Government may be in a position to move to step 4 earlier than 19 July.

What you can and can’t do


Life events

Large events

  • Another phase of events pilots will be run for large events, including to test certification.
  • This will see approximately 10-15 large events (some over multiple days) permitted post-21 June at higher capacities with attendees demonstrating Covid status.
  • The list of events will be published on GOV.UK

Residential visits

  • Guidance will be amended to allow out of school settings (eg Scouts, Girl Guides etc) to organise residential visits in ‘bubbles’ of up to 30 children.
  • This is an increase from the current limit of six or two households, and aligns with the current position for schools.


  • A first vaccine dose will have been offered to all adults by w/c 19 July.
  • All over-40s who had their first dose by mid-May will be offered their second dose by w/c19 July.

Adult social care

  • Need to isolate after visits out or on an admission will be removed, as will the requirement for residents to isolate for 14 days after visits out (with the exception of overnight stays in hospital, or a visit which is deemed high risk by the care home).
  • Need to isolate following admission from the community will also be removed (subject to criteria specified in the guidance and as long as daily PHE testing protocol continues).
  • All residents can nominate an Essential Care Giver (ECG) for any purpose or care need (rather than only where the purpose or care need cannot easily be provided by care home staff), and permit visits from ECGs during periods of isolation.

Enhanced response

  • Additional support is to be introduced in key areas affected by high levels of the Delta variant, including Cheshire East; Cheshire West and Chester; Liverpool City Region; Warrington; Birmingham; and Blackpool. This follows the introduction of further support in Greater Manchester and Lancashire last week.
  • The support package aims to supress the spread of the Delta variant and break chains of transmission. This approach has been working in parts of London and in Bolton, stopping a rise in the number of cases.
Latest Information Regarding Covid-19 from Chichester District Council2021-06-16T07:22:49+01:00

Notice of Public Rights – Your Opportunity to View the Finances of the Parish Council

Notice of Public Rights of the Parish Council’s Annual Audit.

This is your opportunity to view the accounts of the Parish Council.

Below is the formal notice and information about contacting the Clerk, if you wish to view the finance file which includes the income and expenditure of the Parish Council for financial year 2020-21.

Please see the notice here.



Notice of Public Rights – Your Opportunity to View the Finances of the Parish Council2021-06-04T07:46:39+01:00

Annual Village Meeting 27th May

This year, due to the ongoing Pandemic, the Annual Village Meeting will take place in Easebourne Park, within The Roundhouse.

It’s your chance to come along and meet some of your Councillors and our Parish Clerk, and talk about what’s important to you within the Parish.

Representatives from the Parish Council will be available between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 27th May 2021.

Annual Village Meeting 27th May2021-05-19T18:31:27+01:00
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