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Highways

Brief

The Highways committee liaise between West Sussex County Council and the Parish Council with the aim of maintaining standards and appropriate safety measures necessary on our public roads within the parish.

There are 2 major approved projects in the pipeline for 2017/18 financial year and the committee are pursuing a number of projects with the aim of making our roads and pathways safer for both motorists and pedestrians. In particular these projects are looking at items such as Vehicle Activated Signs, alternative traffic calming methods at trouble spots within the village, potential new speed limits and a significant Community Highways Scheme centred around the safety of children and parents accessing Easebourne School. The Highways committee also look after the Community Speedwatch Scheme in the village.

If you would like to raise any Highways concerns or have any suggestions for possible projects, please get in touch with us via the contacts page.

Members

Andy Thomas (Lead)

Jose Galego

Mike Noble

Colin Sanderson

The Midhurst Green Volunteers do it again!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers were back in Easebourne this morning, Saturday 6th June, this time moving further up the footpath heading north towards Budgenor Lodge, cutting, strimming, sweeping and clearing.

A great turn out from the Midhurst based team of volunteers but this time a disappointing 2 from Easebourne. Come on Easebourne, we can do better than that! It counts as your exercise for the day, it’s outdoors, it’s socially distant and there’s free cake!

The schedule for the next few months is now available on the link below, so PLEASE take a look and see if you can find just a couple of hours in your diary to come and support this amazing initiative to make YOUR community a smarter place.  As we’ve said before, if we can’t bring in our own village volunteers to help with our clean-ups and help in Midhurst too, then sadly this collaboration won’t continue. West Sussex County Council will unfortunately not carry out the type of clearance that the volunteers do, so sitting back and waiting for someone else to make that path easier to walk down or cut back those brambles is sadly not an option!

Please tell your neighbours, ask your friends and volunteer! You only need to bring your own gloves, all other equipment is provided and social distancing can be maintained throughout the sessions.

The next session is Saturday 27th June, meeting opposite Ryarsh Cars from 8am to work on High Path.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Diary May to June 2020

June 6th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Volunteering|

The return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers

This morning saw the return of the Midhurst Green Volunteers to Easebourne, this time focusing on the footpath from the Bus Shelter at the end of Hollist Lane up towards Budgenor Lodge.

After an absence of several months, there was great support (as always) from the Midhurst team and this time 5 volunteers from Easebourne, including 1 first time helper!

Graham who leads the team is now putting together a schedule for the summer so we’ll know what future dates the team will be in Easebourne and we can hopefully attract some more new volunteers. As we’ve said before, if we can’t bring in our own village volunteers to help with our clean-ups and help in Midhurst too, then sadly this collaboration won’t continue.

Please consider coming along for future sessions, tell your neighbours, ask your friends and help make our community a tidier place! You only need to bring your own gloves, all other equipment is provided and social distancing can be maintained throughout the sessions.

The next session is Saturday 6th June, meeting at the corner of Hollist Lane again from 8am.

May 30th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Volunteering|

Please share your views on the recent flooding

A reminder that the Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village, leaflets have now been dropped through letterboxes of the most at risk houses, they are available to pick up in the Village Stores, The White Horse, The BP station and Cook, plus the online Survey Monkey questionnaire is available.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey. You can find the survey on the link below, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Seeking your views on recent flooding

The Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village and have launched an online Survey Monkey questionnaire in order to do so.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

You can find the survey here, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

We will also be dropping some leaflets through the doors of those houses most likely affected giving the same details. If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Flooding update

The flooding that happened in Easebourne over the weekend was one of the worst events we’ve experienced and we would like to take this opportunity just to briefly explain why it happened and what’s happening to try to prevent it in the future.

Normally, the River Ez that flows past the White Horse Pub, enters a culvert and flows mostly underground until it reappears again at the back of the Conifers sports field. It should run through the fields and discharge into the River Rother downstream of the North Mill. The culvert is known to be damaged, and possibly undersized, resulting in the River Ez bursting out of the culvert and taking a new route flowing almost entirely through the streets.

We are working with the landowners effected and various Councils, investigating whether the culvert can be replaced. Until then, we regret that similar flood events might be possible and advise anyone in a vulnerable situation or at risk from flooding to take necessary precautions.

As soon as we have more information we’ll share on this website and on Facebook.

February 17th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|
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