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

Trevor Baker

Kay Graetz

Darren King

Ian Milne

Mike Noble (Chairman)

David Pack

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.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Oct, 12th, 13th & 14th Nov Easebourne Park Volunteer Planting Event!

Planting to Enhance Easebourne Park

You don’t need to be green fingered to help us with the next phase of the Park, which is due to begin early next month.  You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, for the whole day or even more days if you are free!

Session 1: Week beginning 1st October 2018 (Monday 1st, Tuesday 2ndand Wednesday 3rd)

  • Wild flower seed sowing – scattering the seed and raking the soil over
  • Wild flower plug and bluebell bulb planting – using trowels to dig and plant

For this session you will require a trowel and a rake, but there will be some spare equipment on site. Please wear sturdy footwear, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Session 2: Week beginning 12th November 2018  (Monday 12th, Tuesday 13thand Wednesday 14th)

This session will require more heavy digging:

  • A mass of heather planting along the bank
  • Tree and hedge planting

Please bring a trowel and a spade and wear some sturdy shoes/boots, and gardening gloves if you have them.

Instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior the planting session by Lawrence of Wildwood.

If you are keen to help us with this next phase of Easebourne Park, please ‘sign up’ as soon as possible by emailing Sharon the Parish Clerk, on parishclerk@easebourne.org

We need you!

 

 

 

 

September 10th, 2018|Easebourne Park, News, Volunteering|

17th and 24th September, and 1st October 2018 – Volunteering Opportunities in Easebourne Park

Easebourne Parish Council have three new opportunities for volunteers to get involved in the creation of Easebourne Park, which is adjacent to Wheelbarrow Castle.

On three Mondays: 17th and 24th September 2018 and 1st October 2018, we will be joined by Darren Rolfe from West Sussex County Council who will the tasks which include installation of a new ramp and two sets of steps which improve access to the Park for everyone.

All equipment will be provided as well as tea and biscuits, so if you can spare a few hours or would just like further information, please get in touch! Contact parishclerk@easebourne.org or Sharon on 07342 166 188.

July 1st, 2018|Easebourne Park, News, Volunteering|

Spring Clean Litter Pick!

The Parish Council are organising the annual Spring litter pick for Saturday 14th April, meeting in the Primary School car park on Wheelbarrow Castle at 9.30am. All equipment will be provided, including gloves, bags, hi-vis vests and litter grabbers. Please spread the word and come along to spend an hour making our village a cleaner place. All ages are welcome. If you can definitely make it please let our Parish Clerk know so we can make sure we have enough equipment. Thank you and see you on the 14th!

March 15th, 2018|Footpaths, Volunteering|

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.

Defibrillator training will be held at and co-ordinated by the Duke of Cumberland Arms in April for local residents who wish to apply.

Pictured from left to right, councillor Ian Milne, the Cardiac Science G5 defibrillator and the owner of the Duke of Cumberland Arms, Simon Goodman.

Henley Phone Box

February 16th, 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|