Volunteering2019-11-17T18:59:37+00:00

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. Our next volunteering activity is on Saturday 7th December when along with Midhurst Green Volunteers we are giving a major cutback to areas of High Path. If you can help, please get in touch!

Members

Carol Cantlon

Ian Milne

Mike Noble (Chairman)

David Pack

Astrid Keeling

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.


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Wheelbarrow Castle record…

The Midhurst Green Volunteers and our own mini team of village volunteers dodged the rain and hail on Saturday 29th Feb to clear just over 2 tonnes of green waste from the eastern side of Wheelbarrow Castle! We also collected a black bin bag full of empty drinks cans that were sadly uncovered after clearing the banks of leaves.

It was our busiest session yet and we were thrilled to have 5 village volunteers this time. The extra hands meant we could tackle even more than had been planned. We hope you can see by the photos, the path is now wider, the layers of decaying leaves have gone and we’ve said goodbye to the overhanging, overgrown brambles!

A massive thank you again to the Midhurst team who gave up their time to help us. YOUR next opportunity to help is next Saturday, 7th March. Same time, same place, meeting from 8.30am on the corner of Cowdray Road to tackle the opposite side of the road!

Please don’t forget though, for this amazing partnership between Midhurst and Easebourne to continue, we need volunteers not just at our own village sessions, but also at sessions all around Midhurst. 

March 1st, 2020|News, Volunteering|

New Dates for our Green Volunteers

We now have an updated calendar for the Midhurst Green Volunteers, including all sessions due to take place in Easebourne. Please check your diaries and join a session when you can.

We really need you, as Easebourne residents to come forward to join this initiative. If as a village we cannot contribute our own volunteers then unfortunately it’s unlikely that further sessions in Easebourne will be planned. We can’t really expect these dedicated volunteers from Midhurst to give up their time to help us unless we are prepared to get involved!

If you have appreciated the work that’s been done along High Path and Wheelbarrow Castle so far and would like to see other areas of the village maintained to the same high standard, please come and help.

Midhurst Green Volunteers Diary to May 2020

 

 

February 16th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

Wheelbarrow Castle cut back!

Many of you will have noticed by now that Wheelbarrow Castle received an initial cut back by the Midhurst Green Volunteers last Saturday! We started by clearing the corner close to the bus shelter and worked up towards to school, reaching the crossing point before time ran out.

The next sections will be tackled on Saturday 29th February and Saturday 7th March, from 8.30 until 10.30 each day.

The volunteers did an amazing job in a short time, although disappointingly we had only 1 villager step up to help, versus 6 volunteers who came from Midhurst. Luckily our 1 helper was ideally suited to the job, being a professional tree surgeon! Thank you Connor!

Working with the Midhurst Green Volunteers is essential if we are to improve areas such as this within our village, but we can’t expect this to continue if we can’t contribute pairs of hands on the day! There simply isn’t money within Chichester District Council to maintain these areas so without volunteers it will sadly grow wild.

There’s a great team spirit at these sessions, you don’t need any experience or equipment and you don’t need to be a tree surgeon to help! Just a willingness to get stuck in to help your community and a sense of humour! We’ll also provide some refreshments at the end! Please check your diaries and consider sharing an hour of your time for the next sessions.

If you want to know more please email parishclerk@easebourne.org – thank you.

February 13th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

High Path phase III

Our volunteers were out again yesterday, Saturday 1st Feb under the expert guidance of the Midhurst Green Volunteers to finish off the High Path Project. We were a little light handed and it was hard work, but more brambles and branches were cut back and path edges rediscovered! We even extended the clean up around the entrance to the Riverbank Medical Centre and down towards the bridge into Midhurst. We hope you like the result!

This was over 8 hours of work for volunteers across 3 Saturdays, not including the time it takes to plan the sessions, prepare equipment and then dispose of the waste.

Next Saturday, 8th February the team will be starting to tackle Wheelbarrow Castle, again, cutting back overgrown vegetation and widening these well used paths. Please come along for an hour if you can, especially if you regularly use this route. All equipment will be provided and we’ll be meeting at the top in the school car park from 8.30am!

February 2nd, 2020|News, Volunteering|

High Path Day 3!

We’re back at High Path this coming Saturday 1st Feb for the last cut back and clearance session and extra pairs of hands would be much appreciated! Meet at the southern end of the path, near the surgery entrance from 8.30am, all equipment provided and we will finish by 10.30am.

Full details of the Green Volunteers programme can be found here:

Green Volunteering diary

Please note that we were scheduled to be starting Wheelbarrow Castle this Saturday but High Path has taken longer than anticipated! Wheelbarrow Castle will start the following week!

January 30th, 2020|News, Volunteering|

Green Volunteering diary

This coming Saturday, 25th January is the next opportunity for you to join the Midhurst Green Volunteers as they very kindly come to Easebourne! Meet at the Surgery end of High Path from 8.30am to help with the 2nd part of the High Path clearance task. All equipment provided and we expect the session to be no more than 2 hours. Come for as long as you can! 

The schedule of where the Midhurst Green Volunteers are working is now available for the first quarter of 2020! There are a number of opportunities to help with projects in Easebourne but crucially for us to benefit from this collaboration in the long term, we need our own residents to also help with Midhurst based projects.

Green volunteers Jan 2020

Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are usually just around 90 minutes at a time. All equipment is provided and there’s a great team spirit thrown in! It’s an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a bit of time to spare and want to make a difference in our communities.

If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with parishclerk@easebourne.org or directly with Graham at the Green Volunteers on 01730 810340.

January 21st, 2020|News, Volunteering|