The Forum was set up to develop the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan, which was approved by referendum in 2021. With the adoption of the plan the Forum has a continuing role in managing the interface with Havant Borough Council. The Residents Association is a long-established organisation which represents its members and publishes the EMS. These two organisations share the common aim of helping to make Emsworth an even better place to live and work.
There is a substantial overlap in their functions and the people involved in running them, so it is proposed that they should merge to form a new organisation, the Emsworth Residents Forum. Members of the two organisations will be asked to vote on this proposal at a joint meeting on 12th January at 7pm in the Community Centre. If you are a member of either organisation you will receive further details of the meeting, and of the arrangements for merging the two memberships.