Hopes are high for Easebourne village hall

A PARISH councillor expressed his hopes for a village hall in Easebourne, as plans are getting closer to fruition.

And it would be a long time coming for the village, as residents and the parish council have been talking about a new hall for years.

“Easebourne is the only village of its size in the area which does not have a village hall,” parish councillor Adrian Revill said.

West Sussex County Council is in the process of handing the use of the playing fields of the former Midhurst Rother College site to the parish.

The fields would be used as a village recreational area, and there are hopes of a new-build village hall on the site.

“Nothing is definite; we are waiting for an agreement with the county council,” said Cllr Revill.

But he hoped things would be a bit more certain by April, when a village meeting will be held and residents can share their ideas and thoughts on the plan.

The site is the former intermediate school which was taken over by Midhurst Rother College.

It is now empty since the school moved in to a new state-of-the-art building in Midhurst.

Half of the building, which was vacated last September, will now become the home of Easebourne Primary School which is hoping to move from its current Easebourne Street site in the next year.

The meeting to discuss the new village hall will be held at the refectory, on April 10, at 7pm.

All villagers are welcome to attend.