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Save Our Schools Newport Demo: Vox Pops #2

Save Our Schools Newport Demo: Vox Pops #2

As promised we have more vox pops from the Save Our Schools demo that took place outside County Hall on Saturday morning. We asked the question “What does the proposed school closures mean to you?” Every

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008 11:56am

By Sally Perry

David Pugh & Steve Beynon On IW Radio Phone-In

David Pugh & Steve Beynon On IW Radio Phone-In

Leader of the Council David Pugh and Director of Children’s Services, Steve Beynon will be on the Alex Dyke Phone In today between noon and 1pm to answer questions from the public on

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008 11:33am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

School Reforms Public Meeting: Ventnor Middle School

The public meeting held at Ventnor Middle School was extremely well attended tonight with over 330 people packed into the assembly hall. There were concerned parents, pupils and residents from Ventnor, Wroxall, Niton, Chale

Monday, 28th January, 2008 10:07pm

By Sally Perry

Save Our Schools Newport Demo: Vox Pops #1

Save Our Schools Newport Demo: Vox Pops #1

As we reported at the weekend, there was tremendous support for the Save Our Schools Campaign on Saturday, with the police estimating almost 2,000 people

Monday, 28th January, 2008 4:04pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Middle School: School Reorganisation Public Meeting

Don’t forget the public meeting tonight at Ventnor Middle School. Ed Text that follows is taken directly from the Isle of Wight Council Website: Whilst we want as many people as possible to attend the meetings

Monday, 28th January, 2008 2:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Scoccia & Fitzgerald-Bond On School Closures

Scoccia & Fitzgerald-Bond On School Closures

We’ve not heard anything – directly or via any of the Island’s media sources – from either of Ventnor’s local councillors that sit on the County Council – Susan Scoccia and Jonathan Seaver Fitzgerald-Bond

Monday, 28th January, 2008 12:09pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Up to 3,500 People At School Closure Demo

Amazing numbers of people at the Newport school closure protests. Estimates run at between 2-3,500 people – IW Radio are reporting it as the largest demonstration on the Island in living memory. All very good

Saturday, 26th January, 2008 11:06am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dozens Turn Out For Schools Demo

Dozens Turn Out For Schools Demo

It wasn’t the thousands who are expected tomorrow, but dozens of parents and children turned up outside County Hall this afternoon to let those inside know how they felt about the proposed school

Friday, 25th January, 2008 6:27pm

By Sally Perry

InterAct: Acting Course Starts Monday [update]

InterAct: Acting Course Starts Monday [update]

Rosamunde got in touch with us to day to share some news about a new course starting on Monday next week. Thanks to a lottery award, local group InterAct are offering classes, leading to accredited

Friday, 25th January, 2008 6:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Melanie Swan Clarification Statement

Following the Alex Dyke phone in on IW radio this afternoon, Cllr Melanie Swan got in touch with VentnorBlog to clarify her position

Friday, 25th January, 2008 4:07pm

By Simon Perry

School Closure Demo Today At County Hall

A quick reminder that a peaceful demo against the proposed schools closures has been planned for 3.30pm today outside County Hall, Newport. Some parents felt it was better to demo whilst officers are at work

Friday, 25th January, 2008 2:26pm

By Sally Perry

Patrick Joyce: Proposed £1m School Saving Only Equals £50 Per Pupil

Patrick Joyce: Proposed £1m School Saving Only Equals £50 Per Pupil

In our conversation with Patrick Joyce yesterday, VentnorBlog learnt a number of interesting points about the proposed changes to schooling on the Island. He told us that the council is saying that they hope to

Friday, 25th January, 2008 12:28pm

By Simon Perry