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Picnic in the Park – Saturday 31st August!

Don’t forget, it’s our Picnic in the Park this coming Saturday, 31st August! The weather is looking lovely so pack your picnic and join the whole village for a chilled afternoon of live music and fun in the Park! We’ll be joined by The White Horse Bar, Dylans Ice-cream and the Cowdray Tuk-tuk, plus the Parish Council will be giving out free home made cakes and cold drinks! We’ll hopefully also be joined by the Midhurst Fire Service! So please join us from 1pm to 5pm this Saturday!

Picnic in the Park – Saturday 31st August!2019-08-26T15:57:38+01:00

Bus shelter refurbishment

You may have already noticed that work has begun on the replacement and refurbishment of 2 Parish Bus Shelters on the A286, one just outside Conifers School and the other just opposite.

This work is being undertaken by Darren Rolfe of West Sussex County Council and his team of volunteers from across Sussex. They offer an amazing service for Parishes across the county and have carried out numerous projects for us over the last couple of years saving us a considerable amount of money. Projects include the installation of the Village Gateways, work in the Park and the initial Bus Shelter opposite Kings Drive.

Work will continue over the next few weeks, so if you see them please feel free to stop and say thank you. If you’d like to know more about Darren’s Team and how you could volunteer for similar projects, contact parishclerk@easebourne.org for more information.

Bus shelter refurbishment2019-08-16T09:15:20+01:00

Easebourne Parish Design Statement

Designs on Easebourne Parish

The residents of Easebourne Parish have the opportunity to help influence any future local building development by sharing their views over the next few weeks through the completion of a short survey. If you are a resident of Easebourne Parish you can complete the survey online via link below or you can download it. You have until the 1st September to submit your thoughts.

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/TDQNSN9

Download it here How Do You Feel About Easebourne (1)

The feedback will be used to help create a vision for the Parish and the development of a Parish Design Statement.  The work is being done in response to The South Downs National Park Authority’s request for all communities within the Park to contribute to the area’s planning processes. Others Parishes to have already published their Parish Design Statement include Fernhurst.

The aim is to help influence any development in the Parish so that it is in harmony with the surrounding area and reinforces local character.

A small group of Easebourne Parish residents have taken on the challenge to pull the statement together, but need to get as many views as possible from people in Easebourne, Henley and the King Edward VII development to ensure it reflects what residents want to see.

Homes and businesses in the Parish can expect to receive questionnaires during late July and will have until the end of August to respond. The questionnaire can also be completed online and found on the Easebourne parish website. Once the people of the Parish have identified the things that matter to them then small teams will be dispatched to describe the characteristics of those things.

If you would like to volunteer to support this project or have any questions please feel free to contact the team at:Parishdesign@easebourne.org

Easebourne Parish Design Statement2019-08-15T10:05:41+01:00

Midhurst Vision…

There’s just a week left to share your views about Midhurst via the Midhurst Vision survey. It’s your chance to say what you think, what’s good, what’s bad and what you would like to see happen in the future. It’s totally anonymous so don’t hold back! It’s being supported by local groups and Chichester District Council and being led by an independent organisation who specialist in bringing communities together.

The survey takes just a few minutes and can be found by going to www.midhurstvision.org.

Midhurst Vision…2019-08-09T10:09:35+01:00

Park Vandalism

Sadly we have seen more mindless vandalism in the Park sometime in the last 24 hours, with some serious damage to one of our benches and a pond ‘Deep Water’ sign. Both will cost the council money to put right. If you witness anything like this happening in the Park please report it to the Police.

And if you have any information as to how this particular damage occurred, please report it to the Police on 101 or contact us via parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

Park Vandalism2019-08-07T12:21:29+01:00

Four legged friends in Easebourne Park

As the Park gets busier during the summer holidays, please remember to keep your dog on a lead near the play equipment, especially in the areas designed for our younger visitors.

Dogs can obviously be quite scary for small children so please bear this in mind and if you’re walking your dog and the Park is busy, please consider keeping your dog on a lead. Thank you.

Four legged friends in Easebourne Park2019-08-02T09:45:28+01:00

The Toddler Towers are open!

We’re delighted to announce that the latest addition to Easebourne Park, Toddler Towers, is now open! Designed specifically for 2-4 year olds, the Towers were created specifically for us by local experts Playsafe Playgrounds. The need for some equipment in the Park for younger children was something that came out of the Parish survey earlier this year and so we’re thrilled to have been able to now install the Towers and the roundabout. Neither could have been achieved without the help of grants from Chichester District Council and The Boltini Trust.

The Toddler Towers will be officially opened at the Picnic in the Park on the 31st August, but from today feel free to check them out!

 

The Toddler Towers are open!2019-07-31T19:44:10+01:00

Report of defibrillator being interfered with during the weekend (27th/28th July 2019)

Our defibrillator in the telephone box in Dodsley Lane was tampered with during the weekend.  It was not damaged, but it is very sad to think that someone would do this to such a vital piece of equipment.

The Parish Council would like to thank the residents who reported the matter to the Parish Clerk (07342 166188) and can reassure residents that the matter was attended to within five minutes of the initial report.  Residents are our eyes and ears in the Parish so please report any such matters to our Clerk as soon as possible.

If residents witness anyone interfering with a defibrillator which does not appear to be for the purposes of an emergency, or have any information as to who was responsible for this activity at the weekend, please call the police on 101.

Thank you

Report of defibrillator being interfered with during the weekend (27th/28th July 2019)2019-07-29T13:57:57+01:00

Here it is – our fabulous new roundabout!

Please say a big hello to the latest piece of equipment to be installed at Easebourne Park – our new, fully accessible roundabout! When we carried out the Parish wide survey in January this year, a roundabout was a popular suggestion as to what residents would like to see in the future.

We have been extremely lucky to receive a 2nd grant from The Boltini Trust, a local organisation who have already helped with the first phase of the Park and the roundabout is now a reality!

Climbing Towers update – work is progressing well on the toddler climbing towers and we expect to have this handed over to us on Wednesday 31st July!

 

Here it is – our fabulous new roundabout!2019-07-29T13:55:43+01:00

Current Easebourne Park Installation

The current installation of the new toddler climbing area and roundabout is progressing well but is taking a little longer than anticipated. The roundabout is due to be available from this Thursday 25th and the climbing area from Wednesday 31st July. We’re working closely with the contractor to minimise these delays and we’ll do all we can to get them finished sooner.

Please accept our apologies but we’re sure both of the new areas will be worth the wait!

Current Easebourne Park Installation2019-07-23T15:44:23+01:00