Easebourne Park June News

The monthly roundup from Easebourne Park News.

Following on from the January consultation and survey, several items mentioned by parishioners, have been accomplished.  The pond has been fenced-in and following a successful crowdfunding exercise, the perimiter path has been resurfaced with local stone to produce a more buggy, bike and wheelchair-friendly surface. At the same time, picnic benches were installed, 50% of which are designed to allow wheelchair access. After a lot of discussions with parishioners, a new toddler play area, modelled on the Cowdray Ruins, will be installed by the start of the school holidays. Additionally, a fully inclusive roundabout is to be fitted at the same time. We are delighted to say that this has been made possible by another generous grant made by the Boltini Trust to which we are eternally grateful.  Indeed, without various generous grants and support from West Sussex County Council, South Downs National Park Authority, Chichester District Council, Cowdray Estate, the Lottery Fund and many others, the Park would never have reached the stage it has.

Watering

Trees planted in the Park at the end of last year are struggling in this rather dry weather, despite councillors watering them once a week. We urgently seek volunteer support to assist us in the coming weeks and months to prevent the loss of many of out young trees. If you can spare a couple of hours in the afternoons or evening, please do let the Clerk know (parish clerk@easebourne.org).  Easebourne Park trees need you!

Bus shelters

Dates have been finalised for the construction of 2 new, replacement, bus shelters in Easebourne village by a volunteer team from West Sussex County Council.  These will be hot on the heels of the new shelter constructed recently at the end of Kings Drive, at the top of the A286 hill out of Easebourne.  Look out for this work, commencing shortly.

Become an Easebourne Parish Councillor

Would you like to become a Parish Councillor and join a very happy existing team of Easebourne residents?  The Parish Council has achieved much over the past 2 years and is keen to recruit up to 2 more councillors to help continuing to make a difference to Easebourne Parish. Becoming a councillor is not an onerous task, but is a satisfying a fulfilling one.  If interested, and you are an Easebourne resident of at least 2 years standing, please

Contact the Parish Clerk – we would love to hear from you. Email parishclerk@easebourne.org or all 07342 166 188.

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