An Update from Emsworth

Emsworth is still relatively quiet but traffic and footfall in the town has increased somewhat over the last few weeks as things begin to things getting back to something more like "normal".  Non-essential shops, including Harbour Records - Vinyl records and Karen George - women's clothing are preparing to reopen,
As well as the Emsworth Alliance The following shops also have a home delivery service:

  • Emsworth Delicatessen: 01243 389181
  • M R Starr (Butchers and Fishmongers):   01243 372058
  • Tiers (Fruit & Veg:  01243 372447
  • PDN Wines: 01243 377883
  • Vin Wines: 01243 698838

Takeaway meals are avaliable from:

  • The Coal Exchange: 01243 375866
  • The Blue Bell Inn: 01243 373394

Emsworth Delicatessen:  01243 389181

 

Mother Kelly's Fish and Chips have reopened.

 


Emsworth Dental Surgery is hoping to reopen soon;
 "We have been planning for this opportunity to re-open organising new procedures and policies. We need to do this to re-open safely and to continue to provide high quality dentistry. The safety of patients and our staff is our priority and consequently you will notice many changes to the way we work and your future visits to the Practice.
For our initial phase of re-opening we will be dealing with emergency treatments only and prioritising those patients in pain. We are limited in the types of treatment we can offer in this phase."

Work to relocate Emsworth Surgery to its new home in the town centre  which ground to a halt in mid-March has restarted and it is reported that the contractors are no more than 4 weeks behind schedule! Contractors started work in January as part of a £3.5m scheme to convert the unused former Victoria Cottage Hospital, near Emsworth roundabout, into a state-of-the-art surgery. The new surgery could open its doors to its first patients in Spring 2021

The traditional Emsworth Show has been cancelled but for the first time this year, it will be hosted as a Virtual Show in response to the Coronavirus. The volunteers who work hard all year to prepare for the Show are gutted that it will not be possible this year, but will still be working to produce a ‘taster’ virtually, of some of the wonderful flowers, vegetables, and crafts that members of our community produce. More details will be published soon on the show's  website: www.emsworthshow.org.uk

 

 

Emsworth Concert band has also gone virtual:
Emsworth Concert Band has just created a virtual performance of What a Wonderful World as a tribute to all NHS staff and key workers and is available to view on YouTubeAndy Hall (Musical Director) and Jo Bennett (Chair and flute player) came up with the idea and all band members were asked to participate – recording themselves playing their parts at home with the aid of rhythm soundtrack to keep them to time. Jo says ‘one of her band members, Michael McCarthy (french horn player) did the most amazing job spending hours and hours of his time pulling the whole sound together’. She says ‘although technically-minded, it was a whole new learning process for him and he’s done an outstanding job embracing the whole project with passion, good humour and tremendous tenacity’. Jo says she's also pleased that many band members had the opportunity to work together which itself is a tribute to all NHS staff and key workers everywhere – many who live in and around the area of Emsworth. We had 28 videos plus another 11 audio tracks which has produced this lovely big sound.
 
and finally:
INSPIRED by the extraordinary fundraising accomplishments of Captain Tom Moore, 94-year-old former Church Mission Society missionary Canon John Harwood is embarking on a fundraising challenge of his own. Harwood is planning to do 94 walks – one for every year of his life – from his home in Nile St, Emsworth in Hampshire, to his local church, St James, Emsworth, a total distance of 47 miles, nearly double the length of a marathon. Read more HERE


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