13th April

The Ropemaker (former Brookfield Hotel) Havant Road update

Heartwood Inns are well underway with their refurbishment of the former Brookfield Hotel, on Havant Road, which will open in summer 2024.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

11th April

Audiologist donates teddy bears with hearing aids to children in hospital    

HAVANT audiologist donated teddy bears with their own hearing aids to children at the Queen Alexandra Hospital during Easter

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 


Southsea street artists Fark and Berk breathe new life into an Emsworth underpass in a community project

Two renowned Southsea artists have transformed an underpass in Emsworth with artwork thanks to a huge community effort. 


READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

9th April

Chichester Bridge Club thanks Julie Jones for 20 years as Chairman. 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

5th April

‘Soft engineering’ plans are not suitable for the coastal path from west Emsworth into Nore Barn Woods

Natural England (NE) are still working on the national King Charles III coast path including the section west of Emsworth.  One stretch awaiting finalised plans runs between the sea end of Warblington Road and into Nore Barn Woods. 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

2nd April

Emsworth film production agency, Millstream Productions, wins Gold at national film awards

Millstream Productions and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have thanked their “remarkable supporters” for crowning them the People’s Choice Award at the Smiley Charity Film Awards.

The film, commissioned by the life-saving charity and created by Millstream Productions, received enough votes from the public to ensure it took Gold .

Entered into the awards was James’ Story - a film that told the story of 32 year old James from Alton who was involved in a high-speed road traffic collision in July 2022 James sustained devastating injuries, including numerous fractured ribs, a fractured sternum, a fractured lower leg, a fractured arm and a fractured pelvis. His blood pressure was dangerously low and his heart rate was climbing, indicating he was bleeding internally.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 31st March

Naked Pantry Emsworth - The eco lifestyle store that's helping people reduce their plastic waste

The former newsagents of a Hampshire town has been transformed into a eco lifestyle store that is helping locals reduce their plastic waste.
Bradly and Kharran Piper have opened the Naked Pantry in the High Street, Emsworth. The new store is at the same site where they ran a newsagents for 16 years.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

19th March

Exciting new Explorer Unit for Emsworth! An 0ut-of-this-world year for Principia Explorers

Opening due to popular demand, Principia Explorers is named after astronaut & Scout Ambassadors Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station. Who honoured the group by providing a video message for their opening ceremony & taking their neckerchiefs to space with him.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

11th March 

Appeal for First Hand Stories of D-Day

In July and August, the Emsworth Museum will be holding an exhibition commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and how they affected local residents.

 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

6th March

Clothing bank charity run by Bedhampton mum to help many children in Portsmouth facing poverty

A Bedhampton mum set up a children’s clothing charity in lockdown and says the demand for her ‘wardrobes in a bag’ are likely to ‘increase’ given the expected rate of inflation.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

3rd March

Cross Kitchen in Emsworth nominated for 'Best Cafe' in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2024

A hidden gem tucked away in the heart of Emsworth has been nominated by its customers for the 'best cafe' award.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

2nd March

Urgent Appeal After Indecent Exposure Incident in Holly Bank Woods, Emsworth

A disturbing incident of indecent exposure in Emsworth's Holly Bank Woods prompts police appeal for witnesses. Community urged to enhance vigilance.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

27th February

 EMSWORTH LAWN BOWLING CLUB
Spring has arrived and Members of EBC are preparing the playing surface and planting the surrounding flower beds ahead of the new playing season.

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24th February

Poisoned Beds: Bringing Emsworth’s History to Life with a Topical Resonance

Not surfers but a suffragette against sewage – this is one of the themes of a new (ish) play by local writers Lucy Flannery and Greg Mosse.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

24th February

Police hunting bogus traders targeting people in Havant and Emsworth as con artists leave them "intimidated"

Con artists have been knocking on people's doors and pretending to be tradespeople to take their cash.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

18th February

Hampshire Farm Car Park Closure: A Leap Towards Resilient Infrastructure

Hampshire Farm Car Park in Emsworth closes on Feb 19 for improvement works, causing temporary inconvenience for residents and businesses. The council aims to address drainage issues and build a resilient infrastructure for the future.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

11th February

 MALE VOICE CHOIR MEMBERSHIP GROWS

 After a few weeks off from practices the Solent Male Voice Choir started the New Year by welcoming four new members to the Choir. This brings the Choir up to a core of thirty members.

 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

6th February

Portsmouth burglar stealing jewellery from Emsworth house asks victim: “What are you doing here?”

A burglar in the midst of stealing jewellery from a house in Emsworth was confronted by the incensed female victim, before asking her: “What are you doing here?”

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

22nd January

Chichester Christmas Charity Tractor Run Announce the Results of their Fund Raising

We are delighted to announce that the Grand Total raised for the KSS Air Ambulance from the Chichester Charity Tractor Run 2023 was a whopping £10,099.60!

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

 

18th January

Plans to build 140 homes in Sussex Village have been refused by Chichester District Council

Plans to build 140 homes in Nutbourne have been refused by Chichester District Council. Image: Rego Property Developments Ltd.  The application from Rego Property Developments Ltd for Hamcroft, off Main Road, was turned down by planning officers.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

14th January

Plans approved for 41 new homes at manor house in Havant

An office block is set to be demolished to make way for more than 40 new homes next to a 19th-century manor house.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

10th January

Havant Passion Play 2024 Fund Raising Event

At Havant Passion Play we've been passionate for the last ten years about presenting promenade plays, about the life of Christ, in the open air around Havant.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

5th January

Local MP Alan Mak secures Natural England support for appropriate works at Langstone Mill Pond and surrounding area

Local MP Alan Mak has met with Natural England who have given support for appropriate work to protect the Langstone Mill Pond and surrounding area.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

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3rd January

News of the sad passing of Honorary Alderman and former Councillor Gibb-Gray

Tributes have been paid to Honorary Alderman and former Havant borough councillor Brendan Gibb-Gray who has sadly passed away.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

2nd January

Solent Male Voice Choir Returns to Practices

If you are a man who is fed up with the dark winter nights, looking for something to  give you a lift, to bring an interest in to your life after Christmas, why not escape with a bunch of likeminded men to an evening of fun, laughter and friendship?

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

 

1st January

The History of Southbourne, West Sussex a New Website

History gives a community a sense of stability and continuity and for this reason  I did the Pictorial History book and continued to collect pictures and articles which I am now able to share with you.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

 

 

News from 2023

29th December

Dr Robert Barnard FRCGP, 100 Not Out

Congratulations to local resident and highly respected doctor Robert Barnard, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 20th November 2023.

 
READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

Emsworth Maritime & Historical Trust

 

27th December

Queenie's Vintage Tearoom and Bar: Hidden gem in Emsworth Train Station serving up deep-filled sandwiches and cocktails

Emsworth Train Station is home to Queenie’s Vintage Tearoom and Bar which transports people back in time - and doubles up as a speakeasy on Friday nights.

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

 

24th December

Three Stores join forces for children’s hospital charity   
For the second year running, Specsavers stores in Waterlooville, Havant and Farlington have joined forces to support Sophie’s Legacy ahead of Christmas.  

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

13th December

Christian Aid supporters in Emsworth raised more than £200 with some festive fun, to support vulnerable communities around the world.

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE 

 

Havant Borough Council highlights key concerns for the future of the sea wall between Langstone Mill and Wade Lane

Following the production of an independent report by Royal Haskoning DHV on the sea wall between Langstone Mill and Wade Lane on behalf of Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Havant Borough Council wishes to highlight its position regarding partnership working and the future direction of travel regarding this well-loved stretch of coastline.

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

12th December

9th December

Christian Aid supporters in Hampshire are warming up their vocal chords for some festive fundraising to support vulnerable communities around the world.

The international development charity has launched its 2023 Christmas Appeal which this year is shining a light on stories from a region of Bangladesh where young women are working to change their futures.

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

8th December

Plans for 40 Southbourne homes approved Plans to build 40 homes in Southbourne have been cautiously approved by Chichester District Council.  The outline application for the former Four Acre Nursery, in Cooks Lane, was given the nod during a meeting of the planning committee on Wednesday (December 6)but the decision was not reached easily.


Cooks Lane, Southbourne. Image: PNH Properties Group

Sussex World 7th December

6th December READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

Age Concern  Southbourne & District Need Your Help

our Chairman and Secretary are moving away in January.  This has happened much sooner than expected and we thank them for their dedication and wish them well in their new home.  . We now need your help to find replacements.

Our Age Concern has provided a weekly lunch club for our over 60's since 1976 and it is vital that it continues.

If you can help, or know someone that can please contact Robert Hayes Mobile: 07717 811345 Email:  roberthaves4@brinternetcom

 

 

 

4th December

Audiologists send hearing aids to one of the poorest countries in the world 

HAVANT Audiology centre recently donated over 80 hearing aids to the African Bible College Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. 

 

Specsavers Audiologist Ruth Avierinos organised this initiative, having spent two weeks volunteering at the clinic before she began working with the team in the Havant store. 

 

Ruth is the founder of a not-for-profit charity called Faith Ears. The goal of the non-profit is to help reduce the negative connotations associated to hearing aids in society by helping to reduce the stigma around them. 

 READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

3rd December

Christmas Lights 1st December 2023


READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH PHOTO GALLERY HERE    

2nd December

Emsworth High Street to welcome The Naked Pantry eco shop as former newsagents is transformed

A new eco shop run by a husband and wife duo is set to open in a Hampshire high street.

 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

 

The News 2nd December

 

 

 

 

 

1st December

Local MP, Alan Mak, visits M R Starr Butchers in Emsworth

M R Starr Butchers and Fishmongers on the High Street in Emsworth are a family-run business offering high quality meat and fresh fish.


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The Solent Male Voice Choir prepares for another year.

Their penultimate erformance in 2023 will be at St Faiths Havant on 14th December at 7.30pm "Ding Dong Merrily"

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

The Solent Male Voice Choir 29th  November

 

24th November

Raw sewage discharged into Chichester harbour for over 1,200 hours in a month

Campaigners say Southern Water outflows into protected wildlife site are an ‘assault on the environment’


READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

The Guardian 23rd November 2023

21st November

Public Consultation on Dogs in the Borough ends on 13th December

Havant Borough Council are  conducting a statutory consultation to review the Public Spaces Protection Order relating to the control of dogs in the borough


READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

17th November

Festive Fun Run to return to Emsworth to raise ‘vital’ cash for young lives
An eco charity is bringing back their annual Festive Fun Run to continue their ‘vital’ climate work in the community and support young lives

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

16th November

Parish Turns 100 in 2024

Throughout 2024 we will be celebrating the first one hundred years of the Parish of Warblington with Emsworth – the partnership between St Thomas à Becket church in Warblington and St James’ church in Emsworth. We Parish of Warblington with Emsworth 15th November

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

 

15th November

Plans for 100 homes near Chichester approved on appeal

An application to build more than 100 homes and a children’s nursery in Southbourne has been approved by a planning inspector. 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

14th November

COASTAL EROSION AT LANGSTONE - TIME FOR A COMPROMISE?

In starting the petition I always aimed to maintain the access and views of Chichester harbour.  However, the project has become mired and is now stalled.

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

10th November

Langstone Millpond to Wade Lane – Public Drop-in Session

On Tuesday 12th December at 12-7pm in the Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, there will be a public drop-in session at Havant Civic Centre. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the options and ask questions of the independent consultants. 

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

8th November

Havant Thicket Water Reservoir: Public consultation launched over plans for new connecting pipelines

The News 7th November

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6th November

Autumn show from Emsworth Printmakers

Emsworth Printmakers’ autumn exhibition will be at Chichester’s Oxmarket Contemporary until Saturday 11th December

Sussex Express 6th November

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24th October

Unexploded Bomb, Bath Road Can you help?

Was your family in Bath Road, Emsworth in 1943? Helen Price, daughter of Jack Victor Morgan, visited Emsworth Museum in June to try and find out more about an unexploded bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe that destroyed her father’s family home and that of a neighbour.

Emsworth Maritime & Historical Trust August 2023

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

23rd October

Havant MP brings together jobseekers and employers at Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair

Alan Mak has brought together jobseekers and employers at his eighth annual Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair.  The Fair was held at Leigh Park Community Centre (Heart of the Park) and featured a wide range of exhibitors all keen to show what roles they could offer.

Careers Fair 2023

 

The News 23rd October

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19th October

Emsworth Town Youth F C Take Part in the Great South Run 2023 Mini & Juniors

In April Tom (The Girls and Boys' Football Coach) & I thought it would be a nice idea for the children to come together as Football teams to compete in the Great South Run 2023 Mini & Juniors. We put it out to the children and parents and they were extremely up for the challenge. The Teams are both part of Emsworth Town Youth Football Club.

 


Click HERE to see the photo gallery of the event

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Haley Moore 18th October

18th October

Metis Homes and First Westbourne Scout Group Get Busy Clearing Litter in Emsworth 

Hampshire-based house builder Metis Homes recently teamed up with several members of the 1st Westbourne Scout Group for a group litter picking activity on a popular green space off Long Copse Lane, adjacent to the house builder's Harbour Reach development in the coastal village of Emsworth.  

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4th October

The Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth to be turned into new pub after being bought by Heartwood Collection

A lavish hotel has been sold to a hospitality company and will become an inn.

The Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth

The Brookfield Hotel in Havant Road, Emsworth, has been bought by Heartwood Collection along with several other locations. It was on sale for £3.4m, with the previous owners going into semi-retirement.  The hotel will become The Rope & Anchor in homage to the towns history and coastal location – while being housed under the Heartwood Inns umbrella.

The News 3rd October

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3rd October

Volunteers needed to help get the big guns firing at Fort Nelson

 The Society that re-enacts the firing of the Victorian guns at Fort Nelson on Ports down Hill are looking to recruit new volunteers to help both fire and maintain the mighty Victorian guns.

[Contact: Graham Walters / Portsdown Artillery Volunteers co-ordinator / enquiries@palmerstonfortssociety.org.uk

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2nd October

Hayling Sewage Watch an Update

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 Hayling Island has had a blue flag beach for over 30 years and the local council has never issued sewage pollution warnings when Southern Water dumps raw untreated human excrement onto our sea just 1km away from our blue flag beach. Our beach is a UK hotspot for watersports and massive participation of wild swimming year round including those where GP's have prescribed sea swimming for patient mental health.

 

Hayling Sewage Watch 1st October

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30th September

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024: 40 best pubs and breweries in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Emsworth

There are the best pubs and breweries in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville, Fareham and Emsworth, according to the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024.

 THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE  

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The News 29th September 2023

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