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Vandalism at Easebourne Park

Very sadly we have seen some vandalism at Easebourne Park this week. A motorbike(s) appear to have been ridden around the Park sometime on Thursday evening/overnight, churning up some areas of grass and leaking fuel. At the same time, one of the ‘Deep water’ signs and SDNPA signs near the pond have been destroyed.

Both of these things will now cost the Parish Council money to repair and replace. If you saw or heard anything on Thursday evening or have any knowledge of how this vandalism happened please get in touch by emailing parishclerk@easebourne.org. The Police have been informed.

Starting School in 2019

The application process for children due to start school in September 2019 will begin on:

Monday 1 October 2018.

  • Apply online at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions
  • Applications can be made between 1 October 2018 and 15 January 2019
  • Special rules apply for house movers until 15 February 2019
  • The Information for Parents booklet is available on our website now
  • Further information is available by ringing 03330 142 903

Applications made after the closing date cannot be considered until all on time applications have been processed. This may mean it is not possible to offer a child a place at a local school.

EVENT CANCELLED – Velo South on 23 September

Vélo South – Event Cancelled

Due to the continued worsening of this weekend’s weather forecast,

we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Vélo South.

For further information please click here.

Essential Ground works on Easebourne Park

Please note that Easebourne Park will be closed on SEPTEMBER 26th, 27th and 28th as heavy machinery will be in use, preparing for the planting of wildflower seeds, bulbs, heathers and trees. Details of how you can help with planting can be found ‘here‘ or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE

12th, 13th & 14th Nov Easebourne Park Volunteer Planting Event!

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!

 

 

 

 

Easebourne Park is open!

Saturday 1st September saw the official opening of Easebourne Park! After years in the planning and 3 months of building, our brand new, innovative play park and community space is open to all and we were thrilled that so many people from the village and further afield came along to enjoy it!

After a few words from the Parish Council and the Heads of our Village Schools, the ribbon was cut by 2 pupils and the fun began. The sun shone, there were free cakes, cold drinks and goody bags for the kids. Children explored the Wildwood Dens created by oak donated from the Cowdray Estate and gave the swings, zip wire, slide and tramolines a thorough test too! All this with live music from local trio Yukon Bass, ice creams from the team at Fitzcanes and free face painting!

The final stages of Phase 1 for the Park will take place in October and November, with the planting of heathers, wild flower seeds, bulbs, a new hedgerow and trees. We’d love as many villagers as possible to get involved in these planting events so if you can spare a few hours or a few days, please get in touch with us. We’ve also got several more volunteer projects in September to improve the footpath access onto Wheelbarrow Castle and to add some new steps into the Park from the school car park. If you can help with either of these projects please also get in touch for more details, check the Volunteering page on this site or on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

Easebourne Park Official Opening 1st September at 1.00pm

Easebourne Park will be officially opened tomorrow at 1.00pm until 4.00pm.

Come along for slice of free cake and a cold drink and listen some live music.  Goody bags will also be available for children.

So why not bring a picnic and spend the afternoon with us.

 

 

Help Easebourne Park win Tesco Bags of Help

Easebourne Parish Council is in competition with 2 other projects to win £4000 towards providing additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for Easebourne Park. Our initiative is in competition along with the other two other projects in our region. The competition will decided by a vote in 2 Tesco stores, Midhurst Tesco Express and Haslemere Tesco Superstore, where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018. The lucky winner will be notified by end November. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000, and the third placed project £1,000.

PLEASE VOTE FOR EASEBOURNE PARK EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AT TESCO and help us provide additional, inclusive and innovative play equipment for your local community park.

Inaugural Parish Design Statement Meeting, 6.00pm on 10th September 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Parish Design Statement (PDS) volunteer group will take place in the South Downs National Park Authority’s HQ in Midhurst on 10 September at 1800 where SNDPA’s Chris Patterson will deliver a 30 minute presentation on why a PDS is a very good thing to achieve and what creating this important document entails. Even if you have not signed up as a volunteer, please do consider attending this key meeting for Easebourne Parish.  Due to limitations on numbers in the SDNPA meeting room, if you plan to attend, please let the Parish Clerk know beforehand.

The signs for Easebourne Park are installed!

Easebourne Park is nearing completion with the erection of the Park welcome signs complete.  Easebourne Parish Councillors Ian Milne (left), Trevor Baker and Chairman Mike Noble (not pictured) comprised the work party.