Sheila and Co are bloomin’ marvellous

Everyone in Emsworth is applauding the success of Emsworth in Bloom. It is a remarkable success and continues to get better and better. New plants, new funding (from far and wide), a great team and all glued together by a very enthusiastic (and clever)...

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Closure of Emsworth Library delayed

Emsworth Library was facing closure when its lease expired in 2018 and there were fears that the lease would not be renewed; but now the future of the library may have been secured. The wider picture across the county is that HCC is keeping all libraries...

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The last bank standing has closed

During the days that followed the closure of the last bank in Emsworth on June 7th, residents, businesses and visitors were not happy. By early Saturday evening on 9th June, both the Co-op and Tesco Express machines had run out of cash. No cash was...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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