CoalieFest is a winner

Two days of music at the Coal Exchange pub during the annual CoalieFest has raised £1000’s for St Wilfred’s Hospice. The CoalieFest is popular; the formula a good one – Real ale, top burgers and great bands – it always draws the crowds. Monies raised from the...

Museum loses its much respected president

Emsworth’s Museum President for the past 21 years, Dr Margaret Rule CBE has died. Margaret received national and international acclaim for her involvement in the discovery and uncovering of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne. She was the pioneering force behind the...

Blooming flowers and happy faces

The Emsworth in Bloom project is flourishing. Sheila Morris and her team of volunteers – there’s over 60 of them now – have secured space and put up 2 more tiered planters in the town centre and installed a rustic oak tub at the top of Bridge Street. They’re filled...

Wanted – good homes for native trees

Emsworth Tree Warden, Frances Jannaway has been involved with lots of tree-related projects over the years. One of the projects was to grow trees from seed collected locally. Another project was to get funding to plant trees all over Havant Borough. Most of the trees...

Lower levels of water in the Town Millpond may be more of a feature

Seeing the Town Millpond with lower levels of water may become more of a feature in future. The Environmental Agency is hard pushed to keep up maintenance as there are only 10 or so operatives for the whole of Hampshire. The Millpond is such a special amenity to the...