We’re working for Emsworth and supporting the community
We do have limited resources and rely on member subscriptions, donations and advertising in the Ems to raise much needed funds to support community projects right across Emsworth, Hermitage and Thorney. Things like; Emsworth in Bloom, a school playground, the town’s Christmas lights, Nore Barn Wood defences, Brook Meadow, Hollybank Woods and the bus shelter repairs. The list is endless.
Our team of professional and skilled volunteers works closely with other organisations to best represent Emsworth, its residents and thriving business community; not just by funding and match funding projects but through actually making a difference where planning, flood protection, transport, healthcare, children, schools, money and the environment are concerned. The News page helps to keep you up to date.
You can help your community – Joining the ERA gives Emsworth the funding it deserves and your voice can be heard and count too. Become a member – it only costs £2.50 a year? Join here.
Our regular open meetings (QGM’s & AGM’s) give residents the best opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and get answers from councillors and other professional bodies. We get some inspirational speakers along and hear about new projects too.
We help residents who have issues and worries about local developments by asking questions and getting answers; achieving results and a best outcome where ever possible. We try to raise and maintain architectural design standards through consultation with the Emsworth Design Panel and others.
We are working to achieve a balanced infrastructure in line with the Emsworth Design Statement (EDS) and regularly review local development plans and other allocations in Emsworth
We take time to look at planning applications carefully and listen to residents views to make certain we best represent them.
We take transport and parking issues seriously and try to affect change whenever possible.
We engage with local police & community groups about issues that affect safety & security, making sure to build and maintain a good working relationship with other local groups with similar priorities in this area.
The Ems is making a difference too
We publish the Ems as a community newspaper; with news, current issues, community projects and events. It reports, without judgement or editorial comment and in the process has been able to get solutions and results for several problem areas: Cycle lanes, tree protection, health, flooding and has helped to raise awareness for worthwhile projects in Emsworth.
Healthcare issues are always a priority to us and so is maintaining a good working relationship with local councillors and local officials.
We’re working with schools & other organisations to provide local facilities and making groups aware of the funding available through the residents ‘Community Chest’