Tucked away in the south east
corner of Hampshire on the shore of Chichester Harbour,
Emsworth is a quiet and attractive yet vibrant and
dynamic town where residents wouldn't live anywhere else and
visitors can be sure of a friendly welcome.
is popular with sailors, artists, naturalists and walkers.
The two tidal millponds to east and west are host to a
variety of wildlife. Emsworth has a long history connected
with oyster fishing and boat building and still boasts
traditional shipwrights and chandleries. Its attractive
streets are lined with a mixture of architectural styles and
high walled gardens and a walk around the town gives a
genuine feel for the past, with exceptional harbour views.
Emsworth - Gateway
to Chichester Harbour
film produced for
The Chichester Harbour Conservancy
showing why their stunning harbour is so special
made by Millstream Productions a full service video
production company in Emsworth, Hampshire.
information pages on this site will show
you what Emsworth has to offer;
how to find us; the interesting things
you can do and find here; activities,
restaurants, pubs and accommodation, the
history of the town, where to go sailing
and walking, interesting places to visit
close at hand and how you can
enjoy holidays, short breaks or
vacations in summer, autumn, winter and
spring. Ideal situation and plenty of
activities for children.
Newly published and
from Bookends in the High Street
Kyabirwa Primary School Volunteer
Kyabirwa School Volunteer Project is
a community based initiative (CBO) near Jinja in
Uganda which offers a safe, happy, inexpensive and
reliable volunteering experience to any kind hearted
English speaking person who feels inspired to come
and help us
HARBOUR IS LOOKING HEALTHY IN 2013
Chichester Harbour Conservancy has carried out a health
check to find out how the Chichester Harbour Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is looking in 2013.
Family fun day launches
£15,000 fundraising for Emsworth community
The Southern Co-operative store team in
Emsworth is inviting residents, friends and family to
join them for a free community family sports and fun day
this Sunday 26 May. The day will launch the store’s 2013
Community Support Card scheme to raise £15,000 for local
good causes; Innovations Fitness FitBeat and Emsworth
Baptist Church Trust.
Crown in Emsworth is in the top Fifty of the New's Pub
of the Year Competition 2013The Crown have been selected in the
top 50 pubs in the Portsmouth area. he publicans, Paul
and Veronica, are delighted to be in the top 50. The
Crown is the only pub in Emsworth and Havant that has
made it this far and they would like to win the
Havant Dementia Drop-in Adviser Service The
Dementia Advice Service will be offering a free drop in
clinic at Age Concern, Market Parade, Havant PO9 1QF on the
first Friday of every month from 10am until 3pm
Thank you to Sid
for 45 years’ work A HUGE milestone was marked with the
decoration of Sid Kennett’s Boat. Sid has been the custodian
of Emsworth Harbour, on behalf of Chichester Harbour
Conservancy, for 45 years.
IN SUPPORT OF THE FEW
Joe Roddis, in conjunction with Mark Hillier and
Gregory Percival, has published a book entitled IN SUPPORT
OF THE FEW, which he describes as 'From an 'erk' to chief
technician,the diary of Joe Roddis'.
Under a Blue Sky and in
Brilliant Sunshine Emsworth Turned Out in Force to Celebrate
St George's Day Now in its fifth year Emsworth's
celebration of St George's Day has become a favourite in the
Aclaimed Canadian Tenor
to Sing with the Emsworth Community
Singers Canadian Tenor/Director Lenard
Whiting, Head of Music, Toronto University will be visiting
Emsworth and Westbourne presenting a programme of
Popular Opera Solos, Duets and Famous Chorus numbers at St
John the Baptist Church, Westbourne on Saturday
May, 2013 commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Shoppers urged to support £15,000 target to
benefit Emsworth community The
Southern Co-operative store in Emsworth is urging
shoppers to back its 2013 Community Support Card
campaign to donate up to £15,000 for the benefit of
New Dementia Advice Service
for Emsworth & South East Hampshire
Alzheimer’s Society is pleased to be able to provide a new
service to those affected by Dementia. If you have just been
told you have dementia you may feel frightened and unsure
about what the future holds.
Emsworth School Girl Supports Wear a Hat Day. Emsworth School girl, Mia
Billins a pupil of Ditcham Park school in Petersfield who
lives in Emsworth is putting all her efforts into supporting
Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research.
Emsworth Extra card is bringing in the shoppers
Businesses Association introduced the Emsworth Extra loyalty
cards at the beginning of the year to try and combat the
impact on shoppers affected by an increase in parking
We need to get Britain
cooking again’ says chef
Giles Babb, landlord and chef of The Blue Bell Inn, Emsworth.
You are what you eat – well, let’s hope not if the horse
meat scandal is anything to go by.
after travellers move from layby TRAVELLERS
have left a layby near the A27 after being threatened with
packed up yesterday after being 24 hours’ notice by Havant
Borough Council to leave the site off the A259 Havant Road,
warning after house blazeA PENSIONER is
in hospital recovering from burns after it is thought his electric blanket
caught fire. Mick Jennings,
82, was taken to QueenAlexandraHospital
following the drama on Saturday evening. More..
Emsworth Community Organisations
Announce Forthcoming Events.
New in 2013 is the Emsworth Horticultural Societies' Spring
Garden Competition and Emsworth
Artists have announced the dates of the
annual Emsworth Arts Trail.
Undaunted by Pouring Rain the
Emsworth Extra Loyalty Card is Launched in the Town SquareMembers of the Emsworth Business Association
braved the weather to launch the Emsworth Extra Card this
morning. Sheltering under a gazebo, provided by the Coal
Exchange' members were on hand to explain how the loyalty card
NEW FARMERS’ MARKET SET TO STIMULATE RETAIL INTEREST Hampshire
Farmers’ Markets will be coming to Emsworth in next Saturday,
setting up stalls offering a wide range of local produce in
Palmers Road Car Park from
on Saturday 19th
leads to arrestFollowing
a theft from a vehicle in Bath Road on the night of 6th/7th
January a member of the neighbourhood watch called in to
report two males acting suspiciously.More..
Just doing his bit sees Emsworth ‘special’ win accolade Richard
Owen has been with Hampshire Constabulary as a member of
policestaff for 18 years and currently works in the Criminal
Launch of the "Emsworth Extra Card"
12th January sees the launch of the Emsworth Extra
Card-a brand new loyalty card that will be offered by over 30
independent shops, pubs and cafes in Emsworth..
Emsworth Santa Hunt For
the first time there was a Santa Fun Hunt as part of the
Christmas Festivities organised by the Emsworth Business
Association. Chocolate Santas were hidden in the windows of 6
shops-the challenge was to find them all and name the shops.
Work Completed 9th November 2012 The
Friends of Nore Barn Woods are delighted to announce that
the construction work, to preserve our beautiful shoreline, has
been completed on time and within budget. More..
Employee Celebrates 30 Years of
Service at Local Letting AgentHampshire based estate and lettings agency
Johnson Wood is celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of their
staff joining the company. Hilary Munro has been Johnson Wood’s
client account manager since 1982.
Charges – BOGOF!!! Havant Borough Council
is set to offer drivers its first ever BOGOF parking scheme.Every
Saturday throughout December visitors to ANY
Havant Borough Council Pay and Display car park will be able to
purchase their one hour pay and display ticket and gain an extra
hour parking free of charge.More..
What motivates people to get
involved in community-based activities? If
you are involved in community-based activities in
Emsworth or with Emsworth Clubs, Groups, Societies or
other community organisations (either paid or
voluntary) then please help me with my research by
completing the online survey (link below) which should
only take 5 or 10 minutes to do. (The survey will close
on 21 December 2012)
Delight as altar cloth
returned to church
PARISHIONERS have welcomed the safe return of an
irreplaceable altar cloth. Burglars sneaked into ancient
St Thomas a Becket Church, in Warblington on Monday and
stole the 14ftx7ft handmade green altar cloth and tore a
hymn book. More..
Burglary at St Thomas à Becket,
WarblingtonPolice are appealing for information after a church was
burgled in Havant. The incident occurred between 10.15am
and 3.30pm on Monday, October 29 at the St. Thomas A Beckets
Church in Church Lane, Warblington. Offenders entered the church
while it was open to the public for prayer and reflection.
Monday 11th MarchFilm night at the Community Centre. Showing Quartet,
at 7.3opm. Tickets £5, from Newsmag in the High Street, the ECA office (Mon-Fri loam-12 )
or phone Alison Patrick on 01243 377493.
Friday 15 March 2013
We are all Doomed! HavantWEAEmsworthMethodistChurch Why do Humans think the Apocalypse is Now? Presented by Professor Tim
Boatswain. £4 at the door. Tel.01243 375620
Saturday 16th Hampshire Farmers’ Market Palmers Rd car park
10.00am - 2.00pm
Saturday 16th March
Why People Become Ill A talk by chiropractorSheila Stakim
at 7.30 pm Emsworth Community Centre
Monday 18th March “Last
Chance to see” by The Naturally Wild Company The search for endangered
Wildlife in Borneo. Science Discovery GroupNo previous knowledge assumed.Meet at Warblington
(Drama Room), Southleigh Rd,
Havant. P09 2RR
(prompt start )until approx.9.30pm. Parking is on the
tennis courts at the rear of the school, the Drama room is the building at
the far end straight in front of you. £3 Contact:01243 37384
Friday 22ndMarch The Westbourne
History Series 2013 Lecture & Supper The Parish Hall Westbourne Road Westbourne PO10 8UL
Each evening will commence with a light supper: Homemade soup, Cheeses,
Westbourne Bakery bread & desserts Cash Wine Bar
Lectures will commence at
and last for approx. 45 minutes There will be time for questions afterwards
22nd March Charity Dinner In aid of Rowans Hospice
at The Brookfield Hotel £45.00
Friday 22nd March
THE DESCENDANTS ( cert 15 ) CHIDHAM &
HAMBROOK FILM SOCIETYGeorge
Clooney gives an outstanding performance as a lawyer forced to confront his
own shortcomings as a parent when his wife is severely injured in a boating
accident. The film charts his progress, with wit and humanity, from ‘back-up
parent’ to full-time father and to a fundamental change of values. Don’t
Films shown at Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall Licensed bar
Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm Tickets: £5 members / £6
non-members 01243 576580/574074 email:
Saturday 23rd March Canticles of Light
Cantemus Choir's Spring concert:Britten,
Chilcott, Rutter, Mendelssohn, spirit uals and organ solos. Ticlets £8 from
023 9246 3531, Church Office or on the door.
Saturday 23rd March South
Downs College Music Students at Stansted House
- A welcome reurn to the Music Students from South Downs
College in the lovely Edwardian Music Room of Stansted
House. Free interval refreshments. Free parking right
outside the House. Tickets £8 from 02392 412 265 or on
the door. Contact Geoffrey Porter T.02392 476700
Sunday 24th March Chidham
Craft Fair 11am - 1.30pm Craft Fair at Chidham
School, Chidham Lane Sunday 11am - 1.30pm. An
opportunity for local artists and crafters to showcase
their talents. Come along and pick up some beautiful
handmade items while supporting local businesses! All
proceeds raised will be donated to Chidham Parochial
School. If you would like to book a stall the cost is
£10. We can supply a table or you may bring your own.
Free Entrance to public. Refreshments available. For
more information please contact Alexandra Barley
E.email@example.com T. 07765 371031
Wednesday 27th March NATURE IN CLOSE-UP
at 19.30 Illustrated talk by expert photographer Andrew Watts.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (Havant, Hayling and Emsworth
Group). Everyone welcome. At the Drama Studio around the back of Warblington
School, Southleigh Road, Warblington, Havant, PO9 2RR (Map ref. SU 726 063).
Parking available in the playground at rear of school (follow signs).
Admission to presentation with refreshments £2.50. Contact: T. 023 9225