Volunteering2020-09-11T17:31:32+01:00

Volunteering

Brief

As part of the Communications and Volunteering Committee, the Parish Council aims to carry out a number of volunteer projects in the village during the year. Activities 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 and more important for us local council budgets continue to be squeezed and Parishes need to find ways of doing things that might previously have been done by the County or District teams.

We are always keen to hear from you if you are interested in joining the volunteer list for current or future projects. If you can help, please get in touch!

Members

Carol Cantlon (Chairman)

Ian Milne

Mike Noble

David Pack

Emma Chapman

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.

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Green volunteer update…

Last Saturday, 7th November, the Green Volunteers worked so hard that they trimmed, raked, swept and tidied the whole of High Path in one session – they worked so fast there wasn’t even time for a photo! (Library pic above!)

This type of volunteer activity is still allowed in Lockdown, so this coming Saturday 14th November there’s a bonus opportunity to get involved in a different part of the village.

Meeting from at 8.30am on the corner of Egmont Road and Easebourne Lane, the team will be trimming and sweeping along the paths, in both directions, as far as they in the time that they have! They finish by 10.30am.

Last weeks effort was down to a great team of volunteers – it proves that more hands really do make light work. So please think about taking your daily exercise early this Saturday and doing something really worthwhile at the same time!

Just bring yourself and some gardening gloves. Everything else is provided.

November 11th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

Join the Midhurst Green Volunteers…

The amazing Midhurst Volunteers are back in Easebourne this coming Saturday, 7th November, once again tackling the infamous High Path! This often used route to Midhurst will be getting a trim, a tidy and a sweep.. and we’d love some extra pairs of hands.

Meeting at the Northern end, at the entrance to the Rother sports field, come along from 8am until around 10am. All equipment provided but please bring your own gloves. The long term forecast is for good weather and the team will be spread along the path, working at appropriate distances from each other.

We’re incredibly lucky that this dedicated team of volunteers, most of whom don’t even live in the village, come back time and time again to make where we live a cleaner, tidier place. Please show them some support and come along to lend a hand.

 

November 1st, 2020|Footpaths, News, Volunteering|

Could you become a Parish Councillor?

Have you ever thought of becoming a Parish Councillor? If so would you like to find out more about what’s involved and what a difference you can make to your community?

We have several vacancies on the Council and lots of opportunities for the right person to get involved in some exciting ongoing projects and to help shape the future of the Parish. Whether your interest is in Easebourne Park, our highways, local planning decisions or how we manage our finances, there is plenty to get your teeth stuck into!

You don’t need to have any specific experience in a similar role. It’s more important to be passionate about your community, have a willingness to get involved and have spare time to help make things happen. As a Council we meet 6 times a year (by Zoom at the moment of course) and then depending on what areas you get involved in there would be other project or committee specific meetings in between.

Being a Councillor really isn’t anything like you might expect. It’s not like The Vicar of Dibley 😉 If you’d like to find out more and have a chat about what’s involved, in the first instance please get in touch with Sharon, our Parish Clerk by emailing parishclerk@easebourne.org

October 29th, 2020|Communications, News, Volunteering|

60 bags of green waste!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers and 5 Easebourne villagers worked their socks off this morning, Saturday 17th October and shovelled up over 60 large bags of green waste from the footpath heading north from Budgenor Lodge. An amazing volume of waste when it’s not exactly a relaxing location to be working. It’s scary the speed that people still drive past at when they can see people wearing hi-vis and working right on the side of the road 🙁

The photos show the difference in the width of the path!

The team also strimmed and mowed the grass areas at the Hollist Lane junction and also cleared green waste from the 1st section of High Path. A fantastic team effort by a relatively few people.

It would still be amazing if more villagers could step up and give just a few hours of their time to be part of this important collaboration. Without the help of the Green Volunteers none of this work would be taking place as CDC simply do not have the resources. The same people volunteer week after week so just a few new faces would give those a break and we can still keep up with the work! Come on, it’s fun, active, Covid-secure and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside!

The team are out and about every Saturday and Tuesday – check the website for details of where they are or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

October 17th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

Who should be the next Easebourne Star?

We launched the Easebourne Parish Community Star Awards in July. Our first worthy winner was Stephanie Goodfellow for her work as part of the Midhurst Angels.

We’re now looking for our next Easebourne Star and are asking for nominations.

The rules are simple. Anyone being nominated must be a resident of Easebourne parish and either have been consistently doing wonderful things for the community over a long period of time or have stepped up to do something exceptional in the last three months.

If you want to put someone forward let us know by Friday 9 October. Simply send an email to parishclerk@easebourne.org with the following information:

– their name
– why you are nominating them (what have they done)
– what makes them so exceptional
– your name and contact details
We’ll announce the winner at the end of October.
September 30th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

Green Volunteers are at it again!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers were in the village again this Saturday, tidying along the bridge between Midhurst and Easebourne and continuing up Dodsley Lane and Easebourne Lane. In particular the overgrown brambles behind the wall near the roundabout received a harsh cut back! We hope you agree it’s a huge improvement!

Remember to keep an eye on their schedule of activity and please feel free to join any of the future sessions, in Midhurst or Easebourne.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Q4 2020

September 27th, 2020|News, Volunteering|
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