Isle of Wight Climate Coalition can help inform you on effects of global warming

polar bear

The Isle of Wight Climate Coalition are raising awareness of the catastrophic consequences for our planet from the damaging effects of global warming. See them in Newport on Saturday.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 4:16pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Let’s find better ways to manage the Island’s hedgerows

hedgerow from the air

Steven Goodman shares his views on the "avoidable damage being done to our hedgerows", businesses going plastic-free and those supporting farmers to recycle plastic waste.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 4:04pm

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Bureaucrats should ‘help not hinder’ Isle of Wight producers

empty milk bottle

This reader believes "our political servants" should be doing more to "help rather than hinder" those who work had to ensure farming remains a part of the Island economy.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 3:42pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Why the threat to the NHS is real

Frank James Hospital

Steven Goodman invites readers to join him and others at the Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday to celebrate five years of campaigning to protect the former hospital - whilst those at the London event urge politicians to protect the NHS.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 6:41pm

By Steven Goodman with 4 readers' comments

Frank James: Land registry error delays works. Big gathering in December

Frank James

Work at the former Frank James Hospital is delayed again, so there'll be another Big Gathering on Sunday 11th December, with interviews being filmed by David George.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016 8:39am

By Steven Goodman with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Another East Cowes improvement tandem

vertical garden

Following Red Funnel's Plan B approach to the expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes, one resident shares his ideas on a two phased approach.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:43am

By Steven Goodman with 9 readers' comments

Frank James Hospital: All welcome to summer gathering

Frank James Midsummer Gathering

The group of volunteers who have been clearing and securing the former hospital in East Cowes for the past few years met again on Sunday. Steven Goodman reports back.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:48pm

By Steven Goodman with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Red Funnel have the opportunity to create something exceptional

vertical garden

Steven Goodman believes that following the rejection of Red Funnel's planning application to expand their terminal in East Cowes, they now have the opportunity to create something exceptional.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 8:37am

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments

Friends of Frank James celebrate fourth year at former hospital

frank james 4th anniversary

On the fourth anniversary of when a handful of guerilla gardeners first entered the former hospital grounds to clear the overgrowth, the Friends of Frank James welcomed visitors to the grounds.

Monday, 7th March, 2016 2:49pm

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Some alternative ideas for East Cowes Regeneration

Red Funnel car park

Steve Goodman suggests that if Red Funnel are planning to relocate in order to find more parking, why not create car parking space above the existing area and clad it with vertical gardens?

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:59pm

By Steven Goodman with 7 readers' comments

Frank James midsummer celebration marks milestone (gallery)

Frank James Midsummer Gathering

The long-awaited 'urgent works' have been completed and celebrations took place at the midsummer gathering on Sunday at Frank James Hospital.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 11:03am

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Work begins to repair vandalism and neglect at Frank James Hospital

Frank James

It's fantastic to see that significant work will now be starting to repair the damage caused by vandalism and years of neglect at the former Frank James Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 9:09am

By Steven Goodman with 7 readers' comments