The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Niton Lantern Parade

Niton Lantern Parade

Ahhh, how lovely was that? Excellent evening, so pretty, lanterns jingling around Niton, drumming troupe at the front of the procession. Superb. We didn’t have a lantern to hold, but tagged along with the procession,

Saturday, 10th December, 2005 5:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t Miss Mother Goose

Don’t Miss Mother Goose

The Ventnor Theatre Group are doing a great job in keeping men in dresses this week when they present … Mother Goose “A Family Panto”. How many excuses do the men of Ventnor need to

Thursday, 8th December, 2005 10:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Last Chance To Make Lanterns

Last Chance To Make Lanterns

Next Sunday (11th) is your last chance to make a lantern for the Ventnor Lantern Procession. There are two venues to go along to, either The Youth Centre in Victoria Street or St Margarets Hall,

Monday, 5th December, 2005 11:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Community Projects Supper

Community Projects Supper

Oh what a lovely evening that was … it was strange, as we’d gone down with the anticipation of experiencing what we did last time, but got something totally different. However, the different was

Sunday, 27th November, 2005 12:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

American Supper at Community Projects

American Supper at Community Projects

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Tuesday, 22nd November, 2005 9:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Digital Arts Club

Ventnor Digital Arts Club

With so many creative peeps in Ventnor, it’s not surprising that there’s a Digital Arts Club being run in town each week. Anyone with basic computer skills looking to master or improve their video,

Friday, 4th November, 2005 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Winter Gardens – The Future

Below is a press release regarding the exciting new future for the Winter Gardens Venue in Ventnor. Please take time out to read it and put forward your thoughts through the forum (you can

Wednesday, 2nd November, 2005 9:52pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Lantern Making in Ventnor

Lantern Making in Ventnor

Anyone in town who has got to know me since I moved here, will know that (when I have the time and am well enough) I like to throw myself into things going on

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 10:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Tide Is High ….

The Tide Is High ….

It seems that we’re not the only Ventnor experiencing grey, wet weather today. Our namesake across the pond are battling with torrential rain and storms causing huge erosion of the beach and dunes. The

Friday, 14th October, 2005 11:49am

By Sally Perry

Are Tesco Coming to Town?

Are Tesco Coming to Town?

How will Tesco opening in Ventnor affect local trade

Friday, 14th October, 2005 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Update – Radar sale, video stream

If you’re super keen to follow the auction of the radar station, there’s a live video stream (you’ll need Windows media player)linked from the Allsop

Tuesday, 11th October, 2005 11:56am

By Simon Perry

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

I am very happy to say that with much help from Simon, we have just launched a number of discussion forums on VentnorBlog. There will be a permanent link in the top navigation bar, and

Tuesday, 11th October, 2005 10:59am

By Sally Perry