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Easebourne Park gets a new gate!

As part of the on-going development of Easebourne Park, a new gate has been installed by Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council and his wonderful volunteers to enable easier access to the middle of the play area from the car park.

Easebourne Park gets a new gate!2018-11-22T15:39:43+01:00

Chichester’s FREE Christmas 2018 Park and Ride!

East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TY

Tel: 01243 521032     Email: roozeerally@chichester.gov.uk

Date of Release: 19 November 2018                        Ref:  3855

Chichester’s free Christmas park and ride returns

Christmas has come early for shoppers searching for those all-important gifts in Chichester. The free park and ride is back again this year, providing quick and easy transport for residents and visitors in the city centre to make Christmas shopping a breeze.

Date Time
Saturday 1 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 2 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Saturday 8 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 9 December> 9.30am until 5.30pm
Saturday 15 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 16 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Wednesday 19 December 8.30am until 6pm
Thursday 20 December 8.30am until 6pm
Friday 21 December 8.30am until 6pm
Saturday 22 December 8.30am until 6pm
Sunday 23 December 9.30am until 5.30pm
Monday 24 December 8.30am until 6pm

Councillor Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council, says: “We’re delighted that the free Park and Ride service is returning for Christmas 2018. It has proved to be very popular in the past and we hope that this year will be no different.

“If you’ve used the service before you will know the benefits of parking at the Park and Ride facility at Chichester College and then continuing the rest of your journey into the city centre by public transport.

“Chichester is a popular shopping destination at Christmas so the Park and Ride service provides residents and visitors with a more convenient and less stressful alternative to using their car. With a dedicated bus every 15 minutes, shoppers and families can benefit from a quick and reliable journey avoiding congestion. An increase in visitors to the city centre also provides a welcome boost for traders in the run-up to Christmas.”

People can find more information and advice over the festive period at www.chichester.gov.uk/christmas

ENDS

For further information, please contact Rehannah Oozeerally, PR Assistant at Chichester District Council on 01243 521032

Chichester’s FREE Christmas 2018 Park and Ride!2019-01-31T14:41:17+01:00

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).

Beacon Lighting – 6.50pm 11th November 2018 to Commemorate end of WWI2018-11-08T11:06:58+01:00

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.  
Find out about the Green Dog Walkers Scheme2018-10-31T20:08:29+01:00

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).

 

Beacon Lighting to commemorate the end of WWI – 11th November 20182018-11-08T11:04:50+01:00

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

 

South Downs National Park Dog Walker Survey – Complete by 26th October2019-01-02T11:02:10+01:00