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Good turnout for Easebourne Litter Pick

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Easebourne Litter Pick on a sunny Saturday 19 September.
Volunteers spread out across the village to do a great tidy up.  Thanks, too, to Chichester Contract Services who’ve already removed the bags of rubbish we collected.
If you want to get involved in volunteering projects around the Parish please contact our Parish Clerk at parishclerk@easebourne.org or Friends of Easebourne Parish (FREP) at caromilne@hotmail.com.
Good turnout for Easebourne Litter Pick2020-09-21T18:32:02+01:00

Latest Green Volunteers Schedule

The latest schedule for the Midhurst Green volunteers is now available, showing dates and locations until the end of the year. There are lots of dates programmed in for Easebourne so please show your support and join some of these sessions to help smarten up YOUR Parish.

The team are a friendly bunch, all equipment is provided, social distancing is adhered to and all you need to do is bring your own gardening gloves!

Yesterday, Saturday 12th Sept we managed to increase our village volunteers from 2 to 3 – a great effort – but we were still seriously outnumbered by Midhurst volunteers, with an amazing 8 residents turning out to help US. Please consider joining this important work in our Parish, or if you can’t help, please spread the word and do your bit to encourage those who can.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Q4 2020

Latest Green Volunteers Schedule2020-09-13T09:54:51+01:00

Litter-Pick 9.00am on Saturday 19th September 2020

Easebourne Parish Litter pick, Saturday 19th September 

This year’s parish litter pick takes place on Saturday 19th September from 9am to 11am to coincide with the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

The meeting place is the Primary School Car Park next to Easebourne Park.  Please just wear appropriate clothing and shoes and we will provide everything else.  Even if you can only spare 30 minutes at the start, it can make a real difference.

Please contact the Parish Council at parishclerk@easebourne.org to let us know if you can join in so we can make sure we have enough kit.
Litter-Pick 9.00am on Saturday 19th September 20202020-09-13T08:42:59+01:00

Please join a High Path clearance this Saturday!

The Green Volunteers are in the village again this coming Saturday, 12th September, this time to work along the upper stretch of High Path, between Hollist Lane and Dodsley Grove.

Last week along the A272 we only saw 2 village volunteers join the fun, which was really disappointing and doesn’t bode well for the future of this incredibly valuable collaboration. Without more help from within the village we can’t guarantee that more Easebourne dates will be added to the busy Green Volunteers schedule.

PLEASE consider joining this group of friendly volunteers who really make a difference to our Parish. It’s light work, for no more than 2 hours, on a Saturday or a Tuesday, somewhere in Midhurst or Easebourne – the full schedule is always on the Midhurst Green Volunteers Website. All tools are provided, just bring along some gloves and if you’re lucky free drinks and cakes are available at the end of the task!

So this Saturday, let’s show how much we care about our village and support this amazing team of volunteers! Meet at the end of Hollist Lane at the top of High Path from 8am! Spread the word!

Please join a High Path clearance this Saturday!2020-09-08T16:36:13+01:00

Will you volunteer for the Easebourne Parish litter pick?

This year’s Parish litter pick takes place on Saturday 19th September from 9 to 11am to coincide with the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.
Meeting place is the upper Primary School Car Park, nearest the school building. Everything you need will be provided, including gloves, bags, hi-vis and litter grabbers.

Even if you can only spare 30 minutes it can make a real difference. Please contact the Parish Council at parishclerk@easebourne.org to let us know if you can join in so we can make sure we have enough picking kits!
Will you volunteer for the Easebourne Parish litter pick?2020-09-02T16:39:04+01:00

Green Volunteers are back!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers will be back in Easebourne for the next 2 Saturdays, the 5th and the 12th September.

Working along Easebourne Lane, from Wheelbarrow Castle corner towards Midhurst, the team will be cutting back overgrown vegetation, hedges and clearing paths and would be extremely grateful for extra pairs of hands!

Meet on the eastern corner of Wheelbarrow Castle from 8.00am, all tools are providing but please bring your own garden gloves. The team usually finish by 10.00am and you’re welcome to join us then for a celebratory muffin! It really is a fun way to start your weekend, by joining this sociable team and giving something back to your community.

If you ‘d like any further details please contact Sharon, our Parish Clerk or Graham from the Green Volunteers on grahampooley.gp@gmail.com.

Green Volunteers are back!2020-08-31T16:34:54+01:00

First-ever Community Star Award

The winner of Easebourne’s first-ever quarterly Community Star award is resident Stephanie Goodfellow.

Stephanie, who has lived in the village for nearly 25 years, won the award for her wonderful support of Easebourne and the wider Midhurst community during lockdown. A member of the Midhurst Angels, she ran the volunteer pharmacy delivery team, working closely with the three local pharmacies, who made sure residents self-isolating across the area could continue to get their prescriptions. Stephanie also befriended a number of residents, doing their shopping, delivering treats and making sure they didn’t face isolation throughout lockdown.

The Easebourne Community Star awards have been introduced by the Parish Council to recognise exceptional contribution of residents to the Parish. The award will be given quarterly, with the next nominations to be put forward at the end of September.

Parish Councillors, the school and Church will all put forward candidates but the award committee also welcomes nominations from any resident.  If you want to nominate someone please email the Parish Clerk at parishclerk@easebourne.org.

Mike Noble, Chairman of the Easebourne Parish Council, commented: “We introduced the awards as a way of recognising some of the incredible efforts of people around the Parish who are making a difference to our community. I’m delighted to present the first award to Stephanie – it seemed only fitting that a Midhurst Angel should receive it after over three months of dedicated community support throughout lockdown.”

Stephanie Goodfellow said: I’m really proud to have the work we did recognised. Receiving the award makes me want to do more for our community.”

In the photo: Mike Noble socially-distanced presents Stephanie Goodfellow with her award certificate.

First-ever Community Star Award2020-08-16T11:22:38+01:00

Green Volunteers are back!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers will be back in Easebourne for the next 2 Saturdays, the 1st August and the 8th August.

Working along Wheelbarrow Castle, the team will be cutting back overgrown vegetation and clearing paths and would be extremely grateful for some extra pairs of hands.

Meet at the top of Wheelbarrow Castle from 8.30am, all tools are providing but please bring your own garden gloves. The team usually finish by 10.30am and you’re welcome to join us then for a celebratory muffin! It really is a fun way to start your weekend, by joining this fun team and giving something back to your community.

If you ‘d like any further details please contact Sharon, our Parish Clerk or grahampooley.gp@gmail.com.

Green Volunteers are back!2020-07-26T11:54:56+01:00

Could you become a Parish Councillor?

Have you ever thought of becoming a Parish Councillor? Do you want to find out what’s involved and what a difference you can make to your local community?

We have several vacancies on the Council and lots of opportunities for the right person to get involved in some exciting ongoing projects and to help shape the future of the Parish.

You don’t need to have any specific experience in a similar role. It’s more important to be passionate about your community, have a willingness to get involved and have a few spare hours a month to help make things happen. As a Council we meet 6 times a year (although not face to face at present) and then depending on what areas you get involved in there would be other project or committee specific meetings in between.

Being a Councillor really isn’t anything like you might expect. It’s not like The Vicar of Dibley 😉 If you’d like to find out more and have a chat about what’s involved, in the first instance please get in touch with our Parish Clerk by emailing parishclerk@easebourne.org

Could you become a Parish Councillor?2020-07-07T16:05:31+01:00

The Midhurst Green Volunteers do it again!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers were back in Easebourne this morning, Saturday 6th June, this time moving further up the footpath heading north towards Budgenor Lodge, cutting, strimming, sweeping and clearing.

A great turn out from the Midhurst based team of volunteers but this time a disappointing 2 from Easebourne. Come on Easebourne, we can do better than that! It counts as your exercise for the day, it’s outdoors, it’s socially distant and there’s free cake!

The schedule for the next few months is now available on the link below, so PLEASE take a look and see if you can find just a couple of hours in your diary to come and support this amazing initiative to make YOUR community a smarter place.  As we’ve said before, if we can’t bring in our own village volunteers to help with our clean-ups and help in Midhurst too, then sadly this collaboration won’t continue. West Sussex County Council will unfortunately not carry out the type of clearance that the volunteers do, so sitting back and waiting for someone else to make that path easier to walk down or cut back those brambles is sadly not an option!

Please tell your neighbours, ask your friends and volunteer! You only need to bring your own gloves, all other equipment is provided and social distancing can be maintained throughout the sessions.

The next session is Saturday 27th June, meeting opposite Ryarsh Cars from 8am to work on High Path.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Diary May to June 2020

The Midhurst Green Volunteers do it again!2020-06-06T12:55:40+01:00
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