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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

Andrew Turner and Environment Agency Warn Residents To Protect From Flooding

Andrew Turner and Environment Agency Warn Residents To Protect From Flooding

Following the recent floor warnings on the Island, we thought this press release from Andrew Turner might be of interest to many of you. Ed Following the floods that swept across the country last summer,

Thursday, 24th January, 2008 6:12pm

By Andrew Turner's Office

Oil Spill Hits Island Wildlife

Oil Spill Hits Island Wildlife

Just heard on IW Radio of the mystery oil spill that has affected wildlife between Grange Chine and St Catherine’s Point. According to the IW County Press, the Environment Agency, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Eco Island: Lynn Clarke, Island Waste Services (podcast)

Eco Island: Lynn Clarke, Island Waste Services (podcast)

Whilst we were gathering vox pops at the Big Green Picnic launch last week, we also caught up with Lynn Clarke, Community Liaison Officer from Island Waste Services. Lynn is very passionate about recycling and

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2008 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Big Green Picnic: Podcasts From The Launch

Big Green Picnic: Podcasts From The Launch

As mentioned earlier, we were at the launch of the Big Green Picnic last week. All the Island’s movers and shakers as far as green issues and sustainability go, were there to hear what

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2008 5:41pm

By Sal and Simon with 3 readers' comments