Parent controls cellphone usage

Parent Shield is a child-safe mobile network specifically designed for children getting their first phone. Unlike software that manage settings on a phone, parents get access to the the network and how it can be used. Making it possible to use any phone, make or model as well as preventing the user to work around the controls and change any of the settings.

Nail Salons

Recommend a Local Service Provider

Orchid Nails & Beauty ◊
07799 876535

Exquisite – Nails by Nicky Hare
07941 416183
80a West Street, Havant, United Kingdom

Probeauty by Sacha
07597 783701

07412 303222
West Street, Havant

Devon’s Nails
07940 025769

Nails by Nicole
07494 253967

Eternal Beauty
7-8 Strouden Court, The Warren

The Nail Garden Chichester
01243 789009
24 The Hornet, Chichester

The Nail Boutique
023 9261 2148
13 York Terrace, Portsmouth

Pretty Beautiful
Passingham Walk, Waterlooville

L.E Beauty
07472 669362
74 Oak Tree Close

Beautiful Me

Charlotte’s Nails Chichester
01243 787985
1st & 2nd floor, 33, West St, Chichester



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Garden Escapes Driveways & Landscaping  ◊
07939 212973

Sjb landscaping Garden&domestic maintenance
07566 222938

Flo Landscaping
07860 771708

Honest landscapes

Bosham Landscapes
07912 317567


Not quite undiscovered

Emsworth was originally a busy fishing village, specialising in oysters.

That was until The Dean of Winchester and two others died of food poisoning at a Mayoral Banquet in the early 1900’s. The industry collapsed overnight and it has become a quaint, sleepy coastal harbour served by excellent rail and road links to Portsmouth, Chichester, Brighton and London.

There is a vibrant sailing community with two sailing clubs and a marina. The village has two tidal mill ponds, a picturesque harbour, characterful local pubs, good local primary schooling, and several excellent restaurants. It is served by both a local Coop, Tesco Express, two newsagents, two butchers, a hardware store and a greengrocer selling fresh produce. Emsworth has a thriving community, is well sought-after with half a dozen estate agents offices and a Travel Agency.

The south part of the town is particularly pretty, with a variety of period cottages and houses, and there are some beautiful walks along the harbour side.

Authentic Indian Curry

I not really that familiar with Indian restaurants but I believe that Darbar is one of the better choices that one is going to find on this part of the the South Coast.

Darbar authentic Indian restaurant Emsworth

I am a lot more comfortable with Thai food.  Indian curries are not as robust and are a lot less spicy. Despite this I have thoroughly enjoyed the couple of meals I have had at Darbar in Emsworth. Together with its sister restaurant Thyme & Chilli I have no doubt that they rank among the best Indian restaurants in and around West Sussex and Hampshire.

Authentic Indian restaurants South Coast Hampshire West Sussex

I was introduced to it after I stopped at Thyme & Chillies on the way to West Wittering in Chichester Harbour. Run by the same owners, I was assured by a particularly friendly and enthusiastic waitron, that they only prepare authentic Indian cuisine and I have no reason to doubt his word.

Authentic Indian rice pudding South Coast

But it was the Indian rice pudding I found on the menu at Darbar that I go back for. Its something I used to order many years ago in a small Indian restaurant in Corlett Drive in Johannesburg. Not quite what I recall. But it still brought back fond memories.

Local Walks

One is spoilt for walking trails around Emsworth and Chichester Harbour. The Emsworth to Langstone  walk is about five miles on shoreline paths and inland past the Warblington Church. There are plenty of benches and places to stop giving one the time to stop and admire the view.

There is also the Mill Pond Walk in the village as well as a trail around Thorney Island which I completed after a few false starts and wrong turns.

Thorney Island - Emsworth walking trails Chichester Harbour

One skirts around Island through two MOD control gates. Passing a church and sailing club. There is also a bird watching hide overlooking a hidden sandy beach.

But its a long hike.

Took me three to four hours and towards the end, I was definitely counting the steps I had left to finally reach The Deck at the Emsworth Yacht Harbour.

Coffee shops and tea rooms Emsworth

The cake which had something to do with apricot and pistachio, was a treat. This followed by fresh hake.

Its the first time I have have been presented with a minted pea salad which is a lot more interesting than the usual mushy peas that I find bland and unappetising.

A meal I thoroughly enjoyed on the outside deck overlooking the boats moored at the marina.

Emsworth marina and yacht harbour

Martial Arts

Recommend a Local Service Provider

Sama Southwest
07764 478507

OSSKA-Karate ENSKA Karate
07860 381559
Southbourne ENSKA Karate
Active First Leisure Centre, Park Rd, Southbourne
Enska Southbourne train on Monday and Friday and all train together. Very family friendly group. Sessions are at Bourne Leisure Centre.
My daughter and I train together at ENSKA Southbourne on a Friday 7-8pm. It’s a great club with quite a few child / parent karatekas. They also do a session on a Monday 7-8pm. £3 per person. Pay on the night. (First two session free)

PSKO Karate Havant
07900 420268

Karate classes in Emsworth

Another vote here for P.S.K.O. My daughter started in the summer and she absolutely loves it. She’s there tonight training in Leigh Park and then she also goes to their sessions in Emsworth Community Centre on a Sunday (not on this weekend though).

In the top 10 families clubs in the area, The P.S.K.O Traditional Karate Club have Classes for families at Emsworth Community Centre, All Angels Church in Havant and on Thorney Island. Great Independent community run club highly recommend ??

Freestyle Martial Arts (Havant, Portsmouth)
07920 527203

Havant Wing Chun
07758 117905
Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, West Leigh, Havant

Matt Fiddes

Southern Judokan
St John’s Primary School, Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle, PO10 7RR

Taekwondo Hawks
07775 634501
Springwood Community Centre, Waterlooville

Waterlooville School of Martial Arts
07540 338480
Waterlooville Community Centre, Waterlooville

Portsmouth Shotokan 07921 548409
07904 937012
07921 548409
Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

“Me and my six year old daughter train at Portsmouth shotokan club.
They do a Friday and Sunday morning session.
It’s a proper traditional club. Focusing on proper technique.
I cannot stress how good this club and it’s teaching is.”

JKA Portsmouth Shotokan Karate

PURE Kickboxing Portsmouth
07858 364933
34-36 West street, Portchester

Aikido Yoshinkan – Kenshinkai (Portsmouth)
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor, Portsmouth

Mission – Fitness/Martial Arts
07542 030529
A&J Lawrence, Northarbour Road , Portsmouth

Priory Judo Club Portsmouth
023 9283 0043
Priory School, Fawcett Road, Southsea

Chichester Ronin Judo Club
07496 100499
New Park Centre, Chichester

Kamon Martial Arts Chichester
07745 196899
Chichester Sports College, Westgate Fields, Chichester

ARO Fitness Kickboxing
07824 504768

Tae Kwon Do 023 9264 8151
2 Silvester Road, Waterlooville, PO8 8TD

Hampshire Choi Kwang Do (website not responding)
Hayling Island Choi Kwang Do 0800 990 3071
The Hayling College, Church Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NU
Seacourt Tennis Club, Victoria Avenue, Hayling Island, PO11 9AJ
Waterlooville Choi Kwang Do0800 990 3071
Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, PO7 7AY
Portsmouth CKD 0800 990 3071
Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA

Enska Karate Havant Club 07776345535
Horizon Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AY

Havant Karate 07900792286
Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant, PO9 4RD

Ninjutsu Togakure Ryu 023-9278-1896 (Permanently closed?)
18 Place Cres, Waterlooville, PO7 5UR

Carters Combat Centre 02392 377366 (Permanently closed?)
Carters Combat Centre, Fitzherbert road, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO61RU

Traditional Karate 023 9245 3923 (Wrong number)
96 Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2PR