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High Path pruning!

Saturday 7th December saw the first joint session with some village volunteers and the Midhurst Green Volunteers coming to help us carry out some serious pruning of High Path.

High Path is prone to getting overgrown in the summer months as CDC reduce the number of times they cut during the year, so as a village we need to step in and carry out additional clearance. Yesterday saw the start of a 2 day project to seriously cut back bushes, trees and shrubs along the length of the path from the Doctors surgery to Dodsley Grove.

In all, 5 Midhurst volunteers and 5 Easebourne volunteers spent 2 hours and took away an estimated 1.88 tonnes of green waste! This is the highest volume of waste shifted in any one of the Green Volunteers sessions to date!

The remainder of the path will undergo the same treatment on Saturday 25th January, meeting at the junction to the Doctors surgery at 8.30am.

Moving forward, The Green Volunteers are happy to help with other Easebourne projects, but as well as us volunteering to help with our own projects, we need volunteers to help with Midhurst projects too – it’s only fair!

The team carries out projects every Tuesday from 9.30 to 11am and every Saturday from 8.30 until 10am. There’s a list of scheduled events on their website. Further sessions in Easebourne will be announced shortly so watch this space and PLEASE help us by joining both volunteer groups to make Easebourne and Midhurst a cleaner and tidier place!


High Path pruning!2019-12-08T11:22:10+00:00


The Parish Council are absolutely delighted to announce that Easebourne Park won a South Downs National Park Design Award this week!

More than 1,200 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award, which included an online poll for the public’s favourite among 16 shortlisted schemes. The SDNPA were impressed with the fact that the Park is an “impressive mix of play area and habitat creation” and a fine example of the “power of using the National Park for health and well-being purposes”.

So a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for the Park and look out for news of more exciting plans for the next phase of the Park which we hope to be able to share with you very soon.

More news about the awards and other winners can be found on the SDNPA website:

We WON!2019-11-14T20:17:44+00:00

North Chichester County Local Committee Meeting – 7pm, 12th November 2019


A meeting of the North Chichester County Local Committee will be held at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at Midhurst Library (Willow Room), The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD

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David Bradford Rother Valley

Janet Duncton Petworth

Kate O’Kelly

Vacancy – Midhurst Bourne

Invite you to come along to the North Chichester County Local Committee

County Local Committees consider a range of issues concerning the local area, and where relevant make decisions. It is a meeting in public and has a regular ‘talk with us’ item where
the public can ask questions of their local elected representatives.

Agenda 1. Welcome and introductions

The members of the North Chichester County Local Committee are David Bradford, Janet Duncton and Kate O’Kelly.

2. Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt, contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

3. Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 June 2019 (cream paper).

4. Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.

5. Talk With Us

To invite questions from the public present at the meeting on subjects other than those on the agenda. The Committee would encourage members of the public with more complex issues to submit their question before the meeting to allow a substantive answer to be given.

6. Progress Statement

The document contains brief updates on statements of progress made on issues raised at previous meetings. The Committee is asked to note the document.

7. Prioritisation of Traffic Regulations Orders (NC03(19/20))

Report by Director of Highways and Transport and Head of Highways Operations.

The Committee is asked to prioritise the progression of Traffic Regulation Orders in the area based on the attached report and supporting documents.

8. Highways : Improving Local Places and Spaces

The Committee to receive a service level update from the Area Highways Manager and the Area Communities Manager based on the attached decision report.

9. North Chichester Community Initiative Funding (NC04(19/20))

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

The report summarises the Community Initiative Funding applications received via The West Sussex Crowd. The Committee is invited to consider the applications and pledge funding if appropriate.

10. Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Committee will take place at 7.00 pm

on Tuesday 17 March at a venue to be confirmed.

Members wishing to place an item on the agenda should notify Jenna Barnard via email: jenna.barnard@westsussex.gov.uk or phone on 033 022 24525.

To: All members of the North Chichester County Local Committee Filming and use of social media

During this meeting the public are allowed to film the Committee or use social media, providing it does not disrupt the meeting. You are encouraged to let officers know in advance if you wish to film. Mobile devices should be switched to silent for the duration of the meeting.

North Chichester County Local Committee Meeting – 7pm, 12th November 20192019-11-05T08:10:54+00:00

Please VOTE for Easebourne Park!

As we may have already mentioned (!), Easebourne Park has been shortlisted for a South Downs National Park Design Award which we are absolutely thrilled about! Voting is so easy and takes seconds so we’d really appreciate it if you could following this link, vote and share around every single person you know!

Having an award winning Park and Community Space in our small Parish would be amazing and could really help us to attract more funding for future projects.

Here’s the link – https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/planning/south-downs-national-park-design-award/peoples-choice-2019/

Thank you !

Please VOTE for Easebourne Park!2019-10-09T18:34:37+01:00

Roundabout safety matting has been repaired :-)

Our roundabout has been so much loved and used, the ground surrounding it had sunk a little which had caused a small issue with the safety matting.  This has now all been repaired, so please feel free whizz around as much as you like.

Roundabout safety matting has been repaired :-)2019-10-04T17:00:05+01:00

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!

We are over the moon to announce that Easebourne Park has been shortlisted for a Design Award by the South Downs National Park!

The South Downs Design Awards were launched earlier this year to celebrate innovative and inspirational projects that have made a standout contribution to the landscape, heritage, built environment and local communities of the National Park.

We’ve been shortlisted in the Peoples Choice award, so now it’s over to you – we need your votes, your friends votes, your families votes, your work colleagues votes.. you get the message! Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an award winning community space and play park in our village?!

More details can be found here, just select Easebourne Community Space and then the VOTE button to cast your vote!

Voting is open now and until the end of October with the winner announced on the 12th November!

We’ve been shortlisted for an award!2019-09-23T10:33:57+01:00

Picnic in the Park 2019

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the Picnic in the Park 2019 last Saturday 31st August! The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits (until right at the end!) and it was great to see so many people enjoying the Park and it’s added extras for the day – Dylan’s ice-cream, The White Horse Bar, the Cowdray Tuk-Tuk, live music and the WSCC Fire Service! Thanks also to our wonderful village shop for donating cold drinks and to all those who slaved over the homemade cakes! If anyone would like to get involved in planning for our 2020 event, please get in touch!

Picnic in the Park 20192019-09-06T11:14:35+01:00

Parish Design Statement Survey now closed

The Consultation Period has now closed for the Parish Design Statement.  Thank you to all those who participated.  The outcome and next steps for the consultation will be released later this year though this website.  You can follow us on Facebook, and Instagram using ‘LoveEasebourne’.  If you have any questions about this project, please email parishdesign@easebourne.org  Many thanks – The PDS Team

Parish Design Statement Survey now closed2019-09-06T11:05:48+01:00