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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!

High Path Day 3!2020-01-30T11:40:25+00:00

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