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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.

John Brownscombe To Leave AONB Partnership

John Brownscombe To Leave AONB Partnership

News reaches us this afternoon that AONB Lead Officer within the IOW AONB Partnership, John Brownscombe, has handed in his notice and will heading off to distant shores (well, the mainland). John has held a

Monday, 18th February, 2008 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

National E-Day Is Coming

National E-Day Is Coming

Calm down Ravers, this isn’t the Government’s move to legalise ecstasy, it is of course, a national campaign to monitor just how much electricity we use. National E-Day takes place on 27th February and we

Monday, 18th February, 2008 12:33pm

By Rachael Brooks

Transition Island Meeting in Cowes

Transition Island Meeting in Cowes

Transition Island, the local branch of the national Community Action Network, will host a meeting in Cowes on Monday 18th February. These meetings, held in different Island towns, allow local people to hear about the

Friday, 15th February, 2008 11:31am

By Dave Simon

Recycling Bins: Design A Logo Competition

Recycling Bins: Design A Logo Competition

Don’t forget that the competition for kids from Ventnor to design a logo for the new beach recycling bins has only a few weeks left until the closing date. The competition is open to kids

Wednesday, 13th February, 2008 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Victorian Incinerator Unearthed at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Victorian Incinerator Unearthed at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Always with a camera to hand, VB forum member and chum of the blog, Good Fairy has done it again. Whilst out walking the dogs yesterday, as GF made her way through the Botanic Gardens,

Friday, 8th February, 2008 11:27am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

Seeing a photo in the County Press today of the hole in Gills Cliff Road, reminded us of our walk up there on Monday when we took some photos. The initial hole didn’t look like

Friday, 8th February, 2008 10:07am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Noah’s Ark Goes Plastic Bag Free

Noah’s Ark Goes Plastic Bag Free

Thanks to Mark for sending through this photo of the blackboard outside Noah’s Ark. In case you can’t read Steve’s writing on the blackboard, it states that as of 1st Feb his shops (the pet

Monday, 4th February, 2008 3:57pm

By Sally Perry

Simon Goodenough On Alan Titchmarsh Show at 3pm today

Simon Goodenough On Alan Titchmarsh Show at 3pm today

Thanks to Don for giving us the heads up that Ventnor celebrity gardener, Simon Goodenough will be on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on at 3pm today. All you have to do is switch on the

Friday, 1st February, 2008 2:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Permaculture Group Meeting

The next monthly meeting of Island Permaculture Group takes place at Limerstone this coming Saturday. The meeting is open to all with an interest, call 01983 614797 for directions. Permaculture is an ecological design process for

Wednesday, 30th January, 2008 1:23pm

By Sally Perry

Visitors Enjoying Ventnor’s Sew-a-thon (podcast)

Visitors Enjoying Ventnor’s Sew-a-thon (podcast)

Whilst we were at the sew-a-thon in the RNLI window on Saturday, we spotted a couple who were looking on at the sewing with a glint in their eyes. We grabbed a quick interview with

Tuesday, 29th January, 2008 10:34am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventbag: Making Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free

Ventbag: Making Ventnor Plastic Carrier Bag Free

We distributed 116 recycled fabric morsbags, they were very popular. The RNLI received just over £48 in donations on top of their takings for all the goods sold today which we are delighted about.

Monday, 28th January, 2008 5:29pm

By Angie From VentBag with 5 readers' comments

Make A Bag Make A Change: Sewathon

Make A Bag Make A Change: Sewathon

Please don’t forget to pop down to Ventnor tomorrow and catch the volunteers busily sewing in the window of the RNLI. The volunteers have been beavering away over the last month and have a great

Friday, 25th January, 2008 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment