It is true, a neighbourhood forum can really give local residents new powers of self governance.
To all doubters of the new powers at our disposal let us start by describing the reasons why a few local residents have gotten together and initiated this new forum.
A town without a parish council is a town without a legal voice. Emsworth has never had such a council but the area has one of the most distinctive identities along the central south coast so for that reason alone there is reason to create a group that will shout for the town.
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