Love the Island

If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Ventbag: Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free By Sept 2008

Ventbag: Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free By Sept 2008

Many thanks to Ventnor 2007 for posting the following information up on the forum today. Following the meeting last Sunday at the Community Projects in Ventnor, A project team called Ventbag has been formed to

Tuesday, 4th December, 2007 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventbag: Plastic Carrier Bag Free Ventnor/Isle of Wight

Ventbag: Plastic Carrier Bag Free Ventnor/Isle of Wight

Interesting to see that our county namesake in the US, are striving to achieve a similar aim to us down in Sunny Ventnor. You might have seen the thread on the forum about Ventnor becoming

Thursday, 29th November, 2007 9:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Transition Island Forthcoming Meetings

Transition Island Forthcoming Meetings

There are a number of meetings planned as part of the Transition Island roadshow which formed recently. They kick off this Friday (30th) with a public meeting in Downside Middle School in Newport. This has been

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007 11:13am

By Angie P with one comment

Ventnor Permaculture Meeting

Ventnor Permaculture Meeting

There has been a lot of talk about Permaculture in recent months (and years) on the Island, but if you have no idea what it actually means, why not book this date into your

Wednesday, 28th November, 2007 10:49am

By Angie P with one comment

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Back in August, we ran a piece about the possible tidying up and ongoing maintenance of the wonderful Flowersbrook area. Since then, the Ventnor 2007 team have met with Matthew Chatfield, Parks & Countryside Manager

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 2:36pm

By Rachael Brooks

Transition Town Public Meeting

Transition Town Public Meeting

Following the initial Transition Island meeting held back in September, Dave and Vav Simon are pleaased to announce the first public Transition Town Meeting to be held as part of the Transition Island

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 7:01am

By Vav Simon with one comment

Wihtyar Tree Essences

Wihtyar Tree Essences

We’re delighted to welcome children’s author, Bethan Christopher on board as a contributor to VentnorBlog. She popped along to have a chat with Jan Harper of Earth Trinity Essences to find out what it

Thursday, 15th November, 2007 6:24pm

By Bethan Christopher with 3 readers' comments

Goodleaf Tree Climbing Win Green Island Tourism Award

Goodleaf Tree Climbing  Win Green Island Tourism Award

Congratulations to our friends over at Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have just been awarded Business of the Year 2007 by Green Island Tourism, the Isle of Wight’s Sustainable Tourism Network. We’ve been raving about

Monday, 12th November, 2007 11:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Ventnorian: Revisting The Green Tardis

The Ventnorian: Revisting The Green Tardis

Having the ‘From the Archive’ function (found in the right hand column under the weather forecast) is great for revisiting old articles. Considering how long we’ve been going, there’s quite an archive and it’s interesting

Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 11:58am

By Sally Perry with one comment

IW Council Relaxes Foot And Mouth Precaution

THE MATS impregnated with disinfectant that were rolled out by the IW Council at ferry ports last month as a foot and mouth precaution have been taken

Friday, 26th October, 2007 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

The League Against Cruel Sports: Wildlife Day In Freshwater

The League Against Cruel Sports: Wildlife Day In Freshwater

This Saturday over in Freshwater, The League Against Cruel Sports will be putting on a day of wildlife education, looking at newts, badgers, bats, ferrets and many other animals. It’s all happening over at

Friday, 26th October, 2007 3:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pledging To Recycle Loads of Rubbish

Isle of Wight primary and middle schools are taking part in a new scheme aimed at rewarding students for their efforts to recycle waste. The Recycling Rewards for Schools scheme aims to encourage students

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 2:12pm

By IW Council Press Office