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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

Green Volunteering diary

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 diary2020-01-06T18:15:59+00:00

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

Midhurst Green Volunteers come to Easebourne!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers are a small group of volunteers who help keep excess vegetation at bay around the town. The team work independently of, but in cooperation with, the Midhurst Town Council and Chichester District Council to improve access for people.

The team has lots of equipment to help with weeding, mowing and cutting tasks, thanks to the contribution of local sponsors.

The Parish Council is delighted that the green volunteers have agreed to extend their services to Easebourne BUT we need volunteers to help with the tasks in both Easebourne and Midhurst – things such as keeping High Path clear of brambles and spreading hedgerows, keeping verges trimmed, cleaning bus shelters etc.

The first confirmed date is Saturday 7th December at 8.30am. If anyone can lend a hand for a couple of hours either then or at a future date please contact the Parish Council at parishclerk@easebourne.org. You can find out more about the green volunteers by visiting their website www.midhurstgreenvolunteers.org.uk

Midhurst Green Volunteers come to Easebourne!2019-11-04T20:54:04+00:00

Bus shelter refurbishment

You may have already noticed that work has begun on the replacement and refurbishment of 2 Parish Bus Shelters on the A286, one just outside Conifers School and the other just opposite.

This work is being undertaken by Darren Rolfe of West Sussex County Council and his team of volunteers from across Sussex. They offer an amazing service for Parishes across the county and have carried out numerous projects for us over the last couple of years saving us a considerable amount of money. Projects include the installation of the Village Gateways, work in the Park and the initial Bus Shelter opposite Kings Drive.

Work will continue over the next few weeks, so if you see them please feel free to stop and say thank you. If you’d like to know more about Darren’s Team and how you could volunteer for similar projects, contact parishclerk@easebourne.org for more information.

Bus shelter refurbishment2019-08-16T09:15:20+01:00

Save our Trees!

Last November we planted a variety of lovely trees and hedging in Easebourne Park, as part of the transformation from a dis-used field into a beautiful green space for the whole community to enjoy.

The trees have settled in well over the winter and you may have noticed that since the beginning of May, volunteers have been watering every last tree and sapling on a weekly basis, to give them the best chance of survival as we approach summer.

We’d like to appeal for some extra help in maintaining this watering regime over the coming months. It’s actually quite a relaxing process and a great opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the Park, appreciating the beautiful surroundings! We always work in pairs, or more if we have the volunteers, so it can also be quite a social event!

So if you love Easebourne Park and want to see our trees survive and thrive for years to come, please consider helping with this important task. If you want to find out more, drop an email to parishclerk@easebourne.org or send us a message on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

Thank you

 

Save our Trees!2019-05-31T19:01:07+01:00

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!

It’s been a while since we have been able to schedule any Community Speedwatch sessions, partly due to the availability of a Speedgun and partly due to a lack of volunteers. Although the electronic Vehicle Activated Signs and new Speed Camera signage continue to improve drivers awareness of the 30mph zone, we would like to re-launch the Community Speedwatch programme to reduce speed through the village even more.

We now have easy access to a Speedgun and longer, warmer days, so all we now need are VOLUNTEERS! Sessions are no more than an hour, always involve 2 volunteers and are surprisingly rewarding. Motorists logged speeding are automatically issued with warning letters from the Police and contrary to what you might expect, people are more likely to stop and thank you than do anything else!

So if you can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to make a real difference to road safety in the village, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk for more information on 07342 166188 or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!2019-04-28T10:49:31+01:00

2.30pm, Sunday, 24th March 2019 – Easebourne’s Pristine Parish Project!

Save the Date!

Sunday 24 March at 2.30pm

We are looking for some help this Spring to begin our Parish clean up.  As well as removing any litter that is spoiling and degrading our community, we would also like to tackle those areas that need clearing of leaves or overgrown foliage.

If there is a particular street or space near you that needs some attention and you would like to get involved, please contact the Parish Clerk with your name and details of the area (street, green space, roadside) that needs tackling.

Our aim is to focus on those areas that are causing concern with a view to establishing volunteer groups in several areas of the Parish.

If you are interested in helping us to spruce up the Parish either as a one-off session or as a regular volunteer for your area, please get in touch with your details. We would really appreciate your help.

We will be meeting at the top section of Easebourne Primary School car park and all picking equipment, gloves, bags and hi-vis vests will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday 24 March at 2.30pm!

Please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing our Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

2.30pm, Sunday, 24th March 2019 – Easebourne’s Pristine Parish Project!2019-02-18T13:48:05+00:00

12th, 13th & 14th Nov Easebourne Park Volunteer Planting Event!

Planting to Enhance Easebourne Park

The first planting session which took place on the first 3 days of October was very successful.  Adult volunteers from the Allotment and Garden Society, the local community, children from Conifers and Easebourne C.E. Primary School, the Rainbows and Brownies planted 1,000 bluebell bulbs and hundreds of wild flower plugs and seeds.  Over 90 children helped in this planting session and we were so grateful for their help.
 
The next opportunity to get involved is week beginning 12th November when we will be planting hundreds of heathers, hedgerow saplings and trees.

You don’t need to be green fingered to help us with the next phase of the Park, which is due to begin early next month.  You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, for the whole day or even more days if you are free!

Session 2: Week beginning 12th November 2018  (Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th)

This session will require more heavy digging:

  • A mass of heather planting along the bank
  • Tree and hedge planting

Please bring a trowel and a spade and wear some sturdy shoes/boots, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior the planting session by Lawrence of Wildwood.

If you are keen to help us with this next phase of Easebourne Park, please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing Sharon the Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

We need you!

12th, 13th & 14th Nov Easebourne Park Volunteer Planting Event!2019-02-03T17:24:10+00:00