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Gribble Trouble Tackled By Isle of Wight Council

IT SOUNDS like something out of Star Trek but the IW Council is currently grappling with its own episode of Gribble

Saturday, 20th October, 2007 12:00pm

By IW Council Press Office

Strawbale Building Workshop

Strawbale Building Workshop

Those busy bees at Aldermoor Farm in Ryde have another great weekend of rural learning coming up on Saturday/Sunday 27th & 28th October. This time they’ve organised a weekend workshop with Rob Buckley who

Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 11:26am

By Sally Perry

Exploring The Isle of Wight’s Countryside – 21st Century

Pirates navigated by the stars and maps marked with an X to find treasure. Now, the Isle of Wight Geocaching Project, which is part of Isle of Wight Council’s Parks and Countryside section, is

Tuesday, 16th October, 2007 11:40am

By IW Council Press Office

Transition Island Initiative Launch

Transition Island Initiative Launch

Just how resilient is the Island to Oil Shortages? Do you grow your own Vegetables? Do your commute to the Mainland? Are you concerned about Climate Change and Peak Oil? Do you Recycle? How

Wednesday, 10th October, 2007 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Vav Simon, elder & practitioner of “The Old Way” will this Saturday be running another of her ‘Food from the Land’ courses. Pray for good weather as you walk the land to find food to

Tuesday, 9th October, 2007 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Stained Glass Appeal: Public Loos Need Your Help

Stained Glass Appeal: Public Loos Need Your Help

We have mentioned previously on VB, the overhaul planned for Ventnor esplanade toilets and have this week been contacted by Rob Turner, the artist involved in the project. The hope, in order to help make

Friday, 21st September, 2007 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Here’s one for all your nature loving types. At the end of the month, Aldermoor Farm plays host to a workshop run by Glennie Kindred, a gifted writer and artist living in Derbyshire. The

Wednesday, 12th September, 2007 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bestival: Stay Green Don’t Be Mean

Bestival: Stay Green Don’t Be Mean

This year Bestival want to make sure that they and you are as green as possible. They’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts, so take note and do your bit. 1) Bring less

Thursday, 6th September, 2007 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Gardeners Question Time

Gardeners Question Time

Many thanks to Debby Robinson for sending in this review of the recording of Gardener’s Question Time at the Ventnor Winter Gardens a couple of months ago. Ed Back in the summer (the bit before

Wednesday, 5th September, 2007 12:39pm

By Debby Robinson

Bestival: Recharge Your Mobile With Better Generation

Bestival: Recharge Your Mobile With Better Generation

For some people, the idea of needing battery life in their mobiles over the Bestival weekend is the last thing on their mind. Others however, use their phones as a lifeline after continually losing

Wednesday, 5th September, 2007 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

New Wight Loos The Greenest In The Nation

New Wight Loos The Greenest In The Nation

You might’ve heard about the revamp happening to public loos around the Island and maybe you even went down to the Winter Gardens to see the proposed plans for the esplanade loos last month. Well,

Friday, 24th August, 2007 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Enhancing Flowersbrook: Volunteers Wanted

Enhancing Flowersbrook: Volunteers Wanted

As part of the Ventnor 2007 survey that is in full swing at the moment, a discussion was started on the forum a couple of weeks ago. One suggestion to come out of the survey

Monday, 6th August, 2007 3:25pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments