Who we are


The Constitution of the ERF can be read here.  There are regular General Meetings at which decisions are taken by a simple majority vote.  The routine governance of the ERF is the responsibility of a committee elected by the membership.  Committee time is kept to a minimum with most effort from volunteers going into working groups concentrating on specific campaigns or project activity of one form or another.


Members of the committee serve for three years, and the committee elects the officers of the ERF from amongst its members.  Minutes recording committee decisions are available to all members.

The terms of reference of the committee include:

  • Appointing and overseeing working groups
  • Agreeing work priorities and the allocation of resources
  • Preparing an annual work plan and budget and setting targets
  • Recruitment of members and succession planning
  • Considering applications for and awarding grants
  • Developing the ERF including a possible move towards incorporation.

Voting at General Meetings

Although membership is open to all Individuals or representatives of businesses and organisations who support the aims of the ERF, members who do not live or work in the Emsworth Ward of Havant will not be eligible to vote on decisions specifically related to the powers of a Neighbourhood Forum under the 2011 Localism Act.