Excitingly, work on Easebourne Park has started.  The security fencing has been delivered and erected by Playsafe Playgrounds, allowing for a path outside the fencing from the public footpath to the south of the park to the school.  The drainage groundworks are about to start.
The paperwork for the necessary £40K loan to the Parish Council from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DGLC) has been submitted and consultations with DGLC has commenced.  Of note, is that the Parish Council has raised £90k, comprising the majority of the £130K funds required for the project.
A notice board with a diagram of the project has been installed to the Easebourne Park fence next to the school car park and the “Site Office” based in Easebourne Primary School, is now ready for use during the construction and installation work  from Monday 11th June 2018.
 
The overall schedule, remains as follows:
o   8th June 2018: Site security fence, security container and site loo, delivered and erected by Playsafe Playgrounds – completed.
o   11th June 2018: PB Groundworks to commence initial drainage groundworks.
o  20th June 2018: Wildwood UK to commence dens, trails, pond.
o   16th July 2018: Playsafe Playgrounds to construct and erect traditional play equipment.
o   1st August 2018: PB Groundworks complete groundworks (path, bench pads and make good).
o   13th August -20th August 2018: Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) inspection of the park, signs erected, benches and bins installed, security fence removed.
o    Nominally, Saturday 1st September opening event.
Immediate Activity
1.  PB Groundworks will deliver a digger to the site on Monday 11th June 2018, a dumper truck on Tuesday 12th June 2018 and commence the drainage works.
2.  A large lorry load of pea shingle will be delivered later this week, at a time fully coordinated with the school.
For any queries about the Easebourne Park project, please contact the Clerk to the Easebourne Parish Council on 07342 166 188