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Friends of Easebourne Parish hard at work!

One of the warmest days of the year didn’t stop the Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) volunteers from doing a mass strim of areas in Easebourne Park. They were rewarded with a very welcome coffee and cake and have left the Park looking rather splendid!

If you’d like to get involved in future FrEP volunteering activities in the Park and around the village, please email frepsec@btinternet.com 


Friends of Easebourne Parish hard at work!2024-06-20T18:05:07+01:00

Midhurst Community Hub seeks new listening volunteers

We’ve been asked by the Midhurst Community Hub to share the following information:

“IN TOUCH”   February 2023

The top issue discussed at the Midhurst Community Forums in May and November last year was loneliness and isolation. Connecting to people is one of the “Five Steps to Wellbeing” recommended by MIND as we all want to feel valued for who we are.

So (Keeping) “In Touch” is being set up as a telephone buddying service, whereby volunteer callers undertake to make 3 phone calls a week to people who would welcome a friendly chat.

We are now recruiting volunteer callers and would particularly welcome those in the rural parishes around Midhurst (e.g. Stedham, Rogate, Harting, Milland, Fernhurst )

There has to be some necessary admin around this to protect both the caller and the recipient of the call. So  volunteer callers are asked:

  • to complete this simple application form now
  • to sign a confidentiality form (to avoid gossiping)
  • to agree to being DBSd (safeguarding both caller and called)
  • to attend a briefing session (about Do’s and don’ts)
  • to committing to make 3 phone calls a week

We will then link volunteer callers to those wishing to hear a friendly voice each week. The calls can of course be made from home.

This is a lovely opportunity for those who may themselves not be able to get out much to make the calls ,and thereby to provide a valuable service to others. We hope to start “In Touch” calls in early April.

And thank you!

Mike Abbott, Secretary to Hub Trustees




In Touch Volunteer Caller Application Form – please fill out by visiting the link below:

Midhurst Community Hub In Touch Volunteers Leaflet






Telephone number:


Please tell us something about yourself and your interests in the box below so we can roughly match you to the person called.(Continue overleaf if needed).



Please return this form asap

by email: admin@midhurstcommunityhub.co.uk

by post: Midhurst Community Hub, St Ann’s Hall, St Anne’s Hill, Midhurst, GU29 9NN

Next step? We will then contact you – by phone!

Any questions? Phone Mike Abbott at the Hub on 01730-770403

Confidentiality: Your details will be stored on our database solely for this purpose. You can request their removal at any time in accordance with our Data protection (GDPR) policy.


Midhurst Community Hub In Touch Volunteers Leaflet

Midhurst Community Hub seeks new listening volunteers2024-02-12T16:18:09+00:00

New Year, New Challenge?

Are you looking for a new challenge for the New Year?

If you’ve lived in our Parish for more than 12 months, have a keen interest in what happens within our community, have some spare time and want to get involved, then we could be looking for you!

The Parish Council currently have 3 vacancies for volunteer Councillors. As a Council we are responsible for a number of things within the Parish, including the development and maintenance of Easebourne Park. We are consulted on all planning applications within the village and manage the Parish precept, collected as part of your Council Tax.

We meet as a full council every other month, with other Committees such as Finance and Planning meeting monthly. We are a diverse group of individuals who all care about what happens in the Parish and what we can do to enhance it. Rest assured, it’s not at all like a meeting on The Vicar of Dibley!

If you’re interested to learn more about what’s involved and how you could help, please get in touch with Emma, our Parish Clerk in the first instance. Contact details are on the Contact page on this website.

Contact Us

New Year, New Challenge?2024-03-18T17:24:51+00:00

Mass bulb planting

The Midhurst Green Volunteers have co-ordinated a project to buy and plant over 4000 bulbs in and around Easebourne and Midhurst in the next few weeks – which come spring will brighten up our verges, banks and numerous areas around our communities.

But to do this we need your help!

The planting sessions are on the 7th October and then again on the 14th October. There will be 2 teams, covering Easebourne and Midhurst on both of those dates.

Please check your diaries and come along for an hour if you can. The team will be meeting at 8am on both dates, at the corner of Hollist Lane and Canada Grove.. and at St Annes Hill.

Mass bulb planting2024-06-11T18:06:51+01:00

Summer in Easebourne Park

Easebourne Park was looking fabulous in the sunshine today, with the new Roundhouse Roof and  our Eco-loo.

It takes a lot of work to keep the Park looking as good as it does. Some of this work is carried out by contractors but a lot of smaller jobs are undertaken by an amazing team of volunteers – Friends of Easebourne Parish – who trim, chop, tidy, plant, water and litter pick!

Lead by Frank, it’s a small team but they do a fantastic job keeping the Park (and other areas of the village) looking it’s best for everyone else to enjoy. If you can lend a hand with some of their tasks, please do get in touch with the Parish Council or frepsec@btinternet.com

Summer in Easebourne Park2023-07-18T15:12:52+01:00

Midhurst Green Volunteers are in town THIS SATURDAY!

The amazing Midhurst Green Volunteers are coming to the Village this Saturday 8th July to cut back the section of High Path between Dodsley Grove and the Medical Centre. It’s pretty wild at the moment so it will be quite a lot to clear in one session.

Meeting from 7.30am at the Rotherfield and working until around 10am, please pop along at any stage to lend a hand if you can. The more hands we have the more can be achieved. Just bring a pair of gloves, everything else is provided.

Midhurst Green Volunteers are in town THIS SATURDAY!2023-07-03T09:41:44+01:00

Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) are now on social media!

The amazing FrEP team of volunteers are now on Instagram and Facebook! Search Friends of Easebourne Parish and follow them to see what they’ve been up to, out and about in the village tidying up, cutting back hedges, trimming verges, looking after our planters, picking litter.. the list goes on!

If you’d like to get involved in volunteering to help keep your community clean and tidy this year, please get in touch with frepsec@btinternet.com to register your interest or send them a message on their new social media pages!

Friends of Easebourne Parish (FrEP) are now on social media!2023-01-25T13:46:25+00:00

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub

Midhurst Community Hub is a new start -up venture for the town and its surrounding area.

The Hub is a one-stop-shop advice centre which will provide convenient, face to face services for local people. The Hub will have the ability to reach out to other organisations if required to meet the client’s needs. It will be partnering with agencies that have expertise in relation to: food/energy poverty, debt/benefits and financial management issues, housing/maintenance issues, employment/skills needs, relationship/family issues, health/depression/loneliness, addictions, transport problems.

The Hub will be staffed by volunteers and will be based in the Library at the Grange centre. It is planned to be fully operational by late November, opening on Monday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It will also be accessible as a website and by a single phone number.

If you are interested in volunteering or helping in any way please contact:

The Hub secretary/administrator: Mike Abbott

Email: mike.abbott49@gmail.com

Mob: 07758 581208

New Initiative to launch: Midhurst Community Hub2023-06-27T18:51:55+01:00

New Speedwatch Group

If you’ve not already heard, a new Easebourne Community Speedwatch group has been established in the village and they are looking for volunteers to help increase awareness of speed limits and make our village safer.

To find out more, please find them on Facebook by searching ‘Easebourne Community Speedwatch Group’ or by emailing Michael on easebournespeedwatch@gmail.com.

There’s an introductory meeting this Thursday, 8th September at 7pm in the Primary School, where the local Police Officer responsible for the Speedwatch initiative will be on hand to explain more and demonstrate the latest equipment. Please let Michael know if you would like to attend.


New Speedwatch Group2023-01-25T13:58:33+00:00