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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

The return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers

This morning saw the return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers to Easebourne, this time focusing on the footpath from the Bus Shelter at the end of Hollist Lane up towards Budgenor Lodge.

After an absence of several months, there was great support (as always) from the Midhurst team and this time 5 volunteers from Easebourne, including 1 first time helper!

Graham who leads the team is now putting together a schedule for the summer so we’ll know what future dates the team will be in Easebourne and we can hopefully attract some more new volunteers. 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.

Please consider coming along for future sessions, tell your neighbours, ask your friends and help make our community a tidier place! 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 6th June, meeting at the corner of Hollist Lane again from 8am.

The return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers2020-05-30T11:44:44+01:00

The Green Volunteers are back!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers have been taking their first cautious steps back into the Community with a few sessions over the last week. They have selected specific locations where footpaths are wider or the area they are working in is open enough to allow them to distance themselves from each other.

The sessions have gone really well and there has been some really positive feedback from people who are grateful to see them back again!

We’re extra pleased to say that the team will be returning to Easebourne this coming Saturday 30th May! We will be meeting, at a distance of course, at the bottom of Hollist Lane near the bus shelter at 8.30am. The aim is to work northwards along the footpath to clear vegetation and widen the path. Volunteers will be spaced out along a section of the path and social distancing will be of paramount importance.

All tools are provide but you MUST bring your own garden gloves for obvious reasons. The session will be no longer than 2 hours and as an incentive to make it to the end they’ll be some cakes and cold drinks as a thank you and a reward!

If you can spare jut those 2 hours to help your community and get some safe, outdoor exercise at the same time, please get in touch to confirm your attendance. You can email grahampooley.gp@gmail.com and copy parishclerk@easebourne.org.

Many thanks and hope to see some village volunteers on the 30th!

The Green Volunteers are back!2020-05-24T17:09:22+01:00

Wheelbarrow Castle record…

The Midhurst Green Volunteers and our own mini team of village volunteers dodged the rain and hail on Saturday 29th Feb to clear just over 2 tonnes of green waste from the eastern side of Wheelbarrow Castle! We also collected a black bin bag full of empty drinks cans that were sadly uncovered after clearing the banks of leaves.

It was our busiest session yet and we were thrilled to have 5 village volunteers this time. The extra hands meant we could tackle even more than had been planned. We hope you can see by the photos, the path is now wider, the layers of decaying leaves have gone and we’ve said goodbye to the overhanging, overgrown brambles!

A massive thank you again to the Midhurst team who gave up their time to help us. YOUR next opportunity to help is next Saturday, 7th March. Same time, same place, meeting from 8.30am on the corner of Cowdray Road to tackle the opposite side of the road!

Please don’t forget though, for this amazing partnership between Midhurst and Easebourne to continue, we need volunteers not just at our own village sessions, but also at sessions all around Midhurst. 

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New Dates for our Green Volunteers

We now have an updated calendar for the Midhurst Green Volunteers, including all sessions due to take place in Easebourne. Please check your diaries and join a session when you can.

We really need you, as Easebourne residents to come forward to join this initiative. If as a village we cannot contribute our own volunteers then unfortunately it’s unlikely that further sessions in Easebourne will be planned. We can’t really expect these dedicated volunteers from Midhurst to give up their time to help us unless we are prepared to get involved!

If you have appreciated the work that’s been done along High Path and Wheelbarrow Castle so far and would like to see other areas of the village maintained to the same high standard, please come and help.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Diary to May 2020



New Dates for our Green Volunteers2020-02-16T13:54:40+00:00

Wheelbarrow Castle cut back!

Many of you will have noticed by now that Wheelbarrow Castle received an initial cut back by the Midhurst Green Volunteers last Saturday! We started by clearing the corner close to the bus shelter and worked up towards to school, reaching the crossing point before time ran out.

The next sections will be tackled on Saturday 29th February and Saturday 7th March, from 8.30 until 10.30 each day.

The volunteers did an amazing job in a short time, although disappointingly we had only 1 villager step up to help, versus 6 volunteers who came from Midhurst. Luckily our 1 helper was ideally suited to the job, being a professional tree surgeon! Thank you Connor!

Working with the Midhurst Green Volunteers is essential if we are to improve areas such as this within our village, but we can’t expect this to continue if we can’t contribute pairs of hands on the day! There simply isn’t money within Chichester District Council to maintain these areas so without volunteers it will sadly grow wild.

There’s a great team spirit at these sessions, you don’t need any experience or equipment and you don’t need to be a tree surgeon to help! Just a willingness to get stuck in to help your community and a sense of humour! We’ll also provide some refreshments at the end! Please check your diaries and consider sharing an hour of your time for the next sessions.

If you want to know more please email parishclerk@easebourne.org – thank you.

Wheelbarrow Castle cut back!2020-02-13T18:38:33+00:00

High Path phase III

Our volunteers were out again yesterday, Saturday 1st Feb under the expert guidance of the Midhurst Green Volunteers to finish off the High Path Project. We were a little light handed and it was hard work, but more brambles and branches were cut back and path edges rediscovered! We even extended the clean up around the entrance to the Riverbank Medical Centre and down towards the bridge into Midhurst. We hope you like the result!

This was over 8 hours of work for volunteers across 3 Saturdays, not including the time it takes to plan the sessions, prepare equipment and then dispose of the waste.

Next Saturday, 8th February the team will be starting to tackle Wheelbarrow Castle, again, cutting back overgrown vegetation and widening these well used paths. Please come along for an hour if you can, especially if you regularly use this route. All equipment will be provided and we’ll be meeting at the top in the school car park from 8.30am!

High Path phase III2020-02-02T19:45:54+00:00

High Path Day 3!

We’re back at High Path this coming Saturday 1st Feb for the last cut back and clearance session and extra pairs of hands would be much appreciated! Meet at the southern end of the path, near the surgery entrance from 8.30am, all equipment provided and we will finish by 10.30am.

Full details of the Green Volunteers programme can be found here:

Green Volunteering diary

Please note that we were scheduled to be starting Wheelbarrow Castle this Saturday but High Path has taken longer than anticipated! Wheelbarrow Castle will start the following week!

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Green Volunteering diary

This coming Saturday, 25th January is the next opportunity for you to join the Midhurst Green Volunteers as they very kindly come to Easebourne! Meet at the Surgery end of High Path from 8.30am to help with the 2nd part of the High Path clearance task. All equipment provided and we expect the session to be no more than 2 hours. Come for as long as you can! 

The schedule of where the Midhurst Green Volunteers are working is now available for the first quarter of 2020! There are a number of opportunities to help with projects in Easebourne but crucially for us to benefit from this collaboration in the long term, we need our own residents to also help with Midhurst based projects.

Green volunteers Jan 2020

Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are usually just around 90 minutes at a time. All equipment is provided and there’s a great team spirit thrown in! It’s an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a bit of time to spare and want to make a difference in our communities.

If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with parishclerk@easebourne.org or directly with Graham at the Green Volunteers on 01730 810340.

Green Volunteering diary2020-01-21T19:01:30+00:00

New year, new challenge?

It’s that time of year when you might start thinking about doing something new, taking on a new challenge or getting involved in a local activity. One way you could tick ALL of those boxes is to become a Parish Councillor!

Your Parish Council has space for 2 new Councillors to get involved in all aspects of our work within the Parish. From Planning consultations to Highways management, Easebourne Park enhancements to Communications and from Finance to Footpaths. There are also a number of strategic projects you could get involved in if that’s your thing.

You don’t need previous Councillor experience and there are no specific qualifications. Full training is available but most of all you should have a passion for your community and a willingness to get involved.

As a full Council we meet 6 times a year and with specific committee and panel meetings in between, depending on what areas you get involved in.

If you’re interested to learn more, please get in touch with Sharon, our Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org to arrange an informal chat over a coffee!

New year, new challenge?2020-01-04T17:32:46+00:00