Who we are
The ERF was formed from the merger of the Emsworth Residents Association (ERA) and the Emsworth Forum. The ERA was a long-established membership organisation aiming to represent the interests of the whole community. The Forum was established using powers granted by the Localism Act 2011, with the objective of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Emsworth. The Plan was approved by referendum in 2021.
Noting that the organisations had similar objects, overlapping memberships and complementary strengths, a meeting of the two memberships in January 2023 approved a proposal to merge.