Communications & Volunteering2022-05-25T14:47:01+01:00

War Memorial Conservation

We’re thrilled to confirm that important conservation work on the Easebourne war memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church will begin on Tuesday 28th June and last for three days. This has been made possible by a grant from the War Memorials Trust, The Cowdray Estate and the Parish Council after a huge amount of work and form filling by Phil Stringer.

The footpath adjacent to the war memorial will need to be closed during the works and users will be directed around the churchyard.

Rev Derek Welsman will rededicate the war memorial at the remembrance day service on Sunday 13th November 2022.

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Burial Ground, Communications, News|

4th -7th July 2022 Bridge Resurfacing Works

Essential road resurfacing work is scheduled to start soon on the A286 North Street in Midhurst, between Dodsley Lane and North Street Car Park.
The surface is showing signs of significant weakening: the new one will be smoother, which will reduce road noise. It will also be more resilient to potholes.
Subject to factors such as severe weather, the project is scheduled to start on 4 July and last for three nights, finishing on the morning of 7 July. Hours of work will generally be between 8pm and 6am, with the section of North Street closed to all vehicles at these times and a signed diversion in place.
A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said: “We don’t decide to carry out night-time resurfacing lightly. We have taken into account the wider disruption to the public that would be caused through daytime work on this busy road.
“Improvement projects of this nature do cause disruption for both residents and businesses, for which we apologise, but will lead to long-term benefits. Every effort will be made to try to minimise the inconvenience: for example, our contractor will try its best to carry out the noisiest operations in the earliest part of the evening and before 11pm.”
Businesses will be able to remain open throughout.
June 18th, 2022|Categories: Communications, Highways, News|

Jubilee Celebrations – 2nd and 4th June 2022

Please be aware that unfortunately the Midhurst and Petworth Observer has printed some confusing information about the two joint Easebourne Parish Council and Midhurst Town Council Jubilee events.

The first event is the Beacon Lighting, which will take place on St Ann’s Hill in Midhurst on Thursday 2nd June.  We will begin to gather around 9pm and start the short celebration around 9.20pm and end with the lighting of the gas Beacon at 9.43pm.

The second event will take place at Cowdray Ruins, at the bottom of North Street, Midhurst on Saturday 4th June.  This will begin at 12 noon and continue until 4pm.  We will celebrate with a programme of live music and magic, some traditional fairground rides, face painting and a selection of stalls selling food and drink.  Why not bring a picnic, some chairs or a blanket and settle in to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Both of these events are non-ticketed and free to attend.  We do hope you can come and join us.

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Communications, News|

Jubilee Celebration – Saturday 4th June

Easebourne Parish Council, working in partnership with Midhurst Town Council and the Cowdray Estate, are delighted to be part of a Jubilee celebration for residents on Saturday 4th June, to mark the momentous moment in our history with Her Majesty The Queen reaching the milestone of a 70 year reign and celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

Join us on Saturday 4th June in front of the historic Cowdray Ruins for an afternoon of fantastic entertainment from local singers, choirs, dance troupes, magicians and bands.

There will also be a fantastic range of British food and drink to purchase from a range of local businesses, fairground rides, face painting and craft activities for the children and a range of artisan stalls to explore.

Parking will not be available on site, North Street Car Park is a short distance from the site along the Causeway. If you are a blue badge holder please email and we shall try and arrange allocated parking.

May 20th, 2022|Categories: Communications, News|

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon Lighting Event

We are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities on June 2, 2022 


Easebourne Parish Council has been working with Midhurst Town Council and plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of  Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. 

The Beacon will be lit at St Ann’s Hill, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.  

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes. 


Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “ Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events. 

“ For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.” 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team. 

The exact timings for the event will be issued nearer the date.

For more information please contact JESS BROWN-FULLER by emailing


May 20th, 2022|Categories: Communications, News|


Our aim is to communicate with all residents within Easebourne parish and to be as transparent as possible. Our primary communication method is still our public Parish Council meetings held every other month and our Annual Parish meeting.

Given the significant number of changes taking place within the Parish we rely heavily on this website to assist in providing you with updates from our meetings and projects. News stories and updates will also be shared through our Facebook page. Please do follow us on Facebook and share updates with your friends and family to help keep Easebourne Parish updated.

We will continue to utilise our notice boards around Easebourne and Henley village for significant updates, updates in the United parish magazine, along with door drops when necessary to reach out to everyone in the Parish.

If you would like to ask your Parish Council anything please feel free to attend one of our meetings, or contact the Parish Clerk via email, post or phone. Details can be found on our Contact Us page. Please bear in mind that our Clerk works 13 hours a week and so there maybe a delay in receiving a reply.


Janet Charlesworth

Ian Milne

Mike Noble

David Pack