Volunteering

Brief

The Parish Council has a committee dedicated to looking at what projects in the village can be carried out by a volunteer party either with the support and help of West Sussex or on our own. Volunteering will become more important for us as major projects such as the new playground take off and if you are interested in joining the volunteer list we would love to hear from you.

Members

Darren King
Mike Noble (Chairman)

Complete the form below with your contact details and what you are interested in volunteering in. We will let you know next time there is a community volunteering project.


Select (required) to confirm we can retain your Name, Phone Number and eMail address on file. We will only use your contact details in relation to future volunteering projects. We will not share, sell or pass on your contact details to anyone other than in relation to an event you accept to volunteer for.

Henley telephone box refurbishment complete

The iconic telephone box opposite the Duke of Cumberland Arms in Henley has been fully refurbished by the Parish Council and will shortly be put to good use again. It will house a life saving heart-start defibrillator that the council is purchasing with the support of the Communities Heartbeat Trust and with a generous donation by the owner and patrons of Duke of Cumberland Arms. This key piece of medical equipment has now been installed. Appropriate training sessions are in the process of being arranged, perhaps in the Duke, and will be widely advertised by the Parish Council.

The newly repainted K6 telephone box, resplendent in a coat of its original bright red paint, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to celebrate the King George Silver Jubilee. Over 20,000 were placed in every town and village by the end of the 1920s and the K6 had its 80th birthday in 2016. The Parish Council trusts that by injecting a new lease of life into this phone box it will continue to serve the wider community around Henley, in its new role, for many more decades.

Henley Phone Box

February 16th, 2018|Communications, News, Volunteering|

Keep Calm and be a councillor

Keep Calm and be a councillor

KEEP CALM…

We’re looking for volunteers to join us from the parish of Easebourne.

Contrary to what you might think, the Parish Council is an interesting & lively organisation to be part of.

We have a broad remit within the village including direct involvement in areas such as planning, finance, highways, footpaths, and volunteering to name a few. Perhaps our biggest & most exciting project at the moment is to shape the future of the newly acquired Wheelbarrow Castle Field.

No previous experience is necessary just a willingness to be involved and a desire to help maintain and steer the future of our lovely village.

To find out more please email or Parish Clerk on parishclerk@easebourne.org or call 07950 185507

Any of our councillors would also be happy to chat more about what we do.

… AND BE A COUNCILLOR

February 13th, 2018|Communications, Volunteering|

New Notice Board

The 2nd of our new notice boards was installed last weekend at the corner of Dodsley Grove and Dodsley Lane. We hope you agree it’s a massive improvement on the old wooden board! The 1st of the new notice boards was installed outside the village shop in December. Pictured here after installing the board is Trevor, one of our Councillors involved in the project.

February 6th, 2018|Volunteering|

Speedwatch Volunteers

With the days getting longer we are on a mission to establish a greater Speedwatch presence within the village. The most recent session logged over 40 drivers exceeding the speed limit in under an hour! However we need more volunteers. It’s an interesting role, you’ll always be working with another volunteer and for no more than an hour at a time. Some simple training on using a Speedgun is provided. If you can help please contact our Parish Clerk or complete the volunteer form, click here, for more information.

March 25th, 2017|Volunteering|

It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the village litter pick on Saturday.  With a good number of helpers we were able to cover most of the village.  It is always surprising that so many bags are filled and then always slightly depressing when a few days later the litter returns.  The Parish Council is looking at the viability of installing bins in some of the litter hotspots.

March 11th, 2017|News, Volunteering|

Burial Ground ‘Tidy-up’ – Many hands make light work

It was fantastic to see a merry band of willing volunteers wanting to do their bit for the village and getting stuck into the burial ground tidy up tasks this morning.  We even had two children lending a hand.   Over four hours, the group has raked up the leaves, trimmed the hedges, removed overhanging and loose tree branches, strimmed between the grave stones, mowed as much of the ground as we could bearing in mind how wet the grass was and disposed of all the cuttings and rubbish.  We even went as far as trimming back the overgrowing bushes running along the footpath at the bottom of Wheelbarrow Castle field towards the steps.  The only rewards, the opportunity to meet new people, a cup of tea and cake and the satisfaction of putting something back into the community.  Thank you very much to all those involved.

If you are interested in other volunteer projects please do go to the Parish Council website to register your details.

January 16th, 2017|Burial Ground, Volunteering|