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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Green Volunteering diary

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.

December 28th, 2019|News, Volunteering|

High Path pruning!

Saturday 7th December saw the first joint session with some village volunteers and the Midhurst Green Volunteers coming to help us carry out some serious pruning of High Path.

High Path is prone to getting overgrown in the summer months as CDC reduce the number of times they cut during the year, so as a village we need to step in and carry out additional clearance. Yesterday saw the start of a 2 day project to seriously cut back bushes, trees and shrubs along the length of the path from the Doctors surgery to Dodsley Grove.

In all, 5 Midhurst volunteers and 5 Easebourne volunteers spent 2 hours and took away an estimated 1.88 tonnes of green waste! This is the highest volume of waste shifted in any one of the Green Volunteers sessions to date!

The remainder of the path will undergo the same treatment on Saturday 25th January, meeting at the junction to the Doctors surgery at 8.30am.

Moving forward, The Green Volunteers are happy to help with other Easebourne projects, but as well as us volunteering to help with our own projects, we need volunteers to help with Midhurst projects too – it’s only fair!

The team carries out projects every Tuesday from 9.30 to 11am and every Saturday from 8.30 until 10am. There’s a list of scheduled events on their website. Further sessions in Easebourne will be announced shortly so watch this space and PLEASE help us by joining both volunteer groups to make Easebourne and Midhurst a cleaner and tidier place!

 

December 8th, 2019|Communications, News, Volunteering|

Midhurst Green Volunteers come to Easebourne!

The Midhurst Green Volunteers are a small group of volunteers who help keep excess vegetation at bay around the town. The team work independently of, but in cooperation with, the Midhurst Town Council and Chichester District Council to improve access for people.

The team has lots of equipment to help with weeding, mowing and cutting tasks, thanks to the contribution of local sponsors.

The Parish Council is delighted that the green volunteers have agreed to extend their services to Easebourne BUT we need volunteers to help with the tasks in both Easebourne and Midhurst – things such as keeping High Path clear of brambles and spreading hedgerows, keeping verges trimmed, cleaning bus shelters etc.

The first confirmed date is Saturday 7th December at 8.30am. If anyone can lend a hand for a couple of hours either then or at a future date please contact the Parish Council at parishclerk@easebourne.org. You can find out more about the green volunteers by visiting their website www.midhurstgreenvolunteers.org.uk

November 4th, 2019|Communications, Volunteering|

Bus shelter refurbishment

You may have already noticed that work has begun on the replacement and refurbishment of 2 Parish Bus Shelters on the A286, one just outside Conifers School and the other just opposite.

This work is being undertaken by Darren Rolfe of West Sussex County Council and his team of volunteers from across Sussex. They offer an amazing service for Parishes across the county and have carried out numerous projects for us over the last couple of years saving us a considerable amount of money. Projects include the installation of the Village Gateways, work in the Park and the initial Bus Shelter opposite Kings Drive.

Work will continue over the next few weeks, so if you see them please feel free to stop and say thank you. If you’d like to know more about Darren’s Team and how you could volunteer for similar projects, contact parishclerk@easebourne.org for more information.

August 15th, 2019|News, Volunteering|

Save our Trees!

Last November we planted a variety of lovely trees and hedging in Easebourne Park, as part of the transformation from a dis-used field into a beautiful green space for the whole community to enjoy.

The trees have settled in well over the winter and you may have noticed that since the beginning of May, volunteers have been watering every last tree and sapling on a weekly basis, to give them the best chance of survival as we approach summer.

We’d like to appeal for some extra help in maintaining this watering regime over the coming months. It’s actually quite a relaxing process and a great opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the Park, appreciating the beautiful surroundings! We always work in pairs, or more if we have the volunteers, so it can also be quite a social event!

So if you love Easebourne Park and want to see our trees survive and thrive for years to come, please consider helping with this important task. If you want to find out more, drop an email to parishclerk@easebourne.org or send us a message on the Easebourne Village Facebook page.

Thank you

 

May 31st, 2019|Easebourne Park, News, Volunteering|

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!

It’s been a while since we have been able to schedule any Community Speedwatch sessions, partly due to the availability of a Speedgun and partly due to a lack of volunteers. Although the electronic Vehicle Activated Signs and new Speed Camera signage continue to improve drivers awareness of the 30mph zone, we would like to re-launch the Community Speedwatch programme to reduce speed through the village even more.

We now have easy access to a Speedgun and longer, warmer days, so all we now need are VOLUNTEERS! Sessions are no more than an hour, always involve 2 volunteers and are surprisingly rewarding. Motorists logged speeding are automatically issued with warning letters from the Police and contrary to what you might expect, people are more likely to stop and thank you than do anything else!

So if you can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to make a real difference to road safety in the village, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk for more information on 07342 166188 or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

April 27th, 2019|Highways, News, Volunteering|