Brief – In the beginning…
With the loss of the former Easebourne play-park imminent, the parish council looked for another space in the heart of the community to take the place of the play-park. The Parish Council had ambitious plan though – this space was not just going to be a play-park, but a community space that could be used and enjoyed by the whole community. Accordingly, a 25 year lease (with an option for another 25 years) was signed in Dec 2015 with West Sussex County Council, for a 5 acre former sports field, immediately to the south and east of the Easebourne Primary School car park.
Save for a few dog-walkers, this space had lain unused since 2008. After much consultation, a final plan for the field was decided and fundraising started towards what was to be called simply, Easebourne Park.
Ariel shot of the 5 acre field, curtesy of Google maps.