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Brian Lucas Joins The Crew

Brian Lucas Joins The Crew

I hope you will all join us in welcoming a new regular contributor to the blog. It’s none other than former Mayor of Ventnor and Green Party member, Brian Lucas. Brian knows a thing or

Monday, 4th June, 2007 2:21pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

International Climate Change Conference At Ventnor Winter Gardens

International Climate Change Conference At Ventnor Winter Gardens

Well done to Robin McInnes and his team for putting on such a professional conference at the Winter Gardens. This is the third time it’s been run there (from memory) and this years theme

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 12:52pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

AGM of the Campaign To Protect Rural England

AGM of the Campaign To Protect Rural England

Last Saturday saw the Campaign To Protect Rural England’s Annual General Meeting. It was well attended and we are very pleased to receive this report from Dennis Russell, Chairman of the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 12:27pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Brilliant news for Ventnor, as awards are presented to The Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Centre. Last Saturday saw the Annual General Meeting of the Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) (report from

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 12:20pm

By Sally Perry

Does It Get Your Goat?

Does It Get Your Goat?

Many thanks to David Mears, South Wight Warden for sending through news about what’s been happening recently up on the downs. The feral goats are now a familiar sight on Bonchurch Down and in the

Friday, 18th May, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Three Blue Flags For The Island

Three Blue Flags For The Island

News out today reveals that beaches at Ryde East, Sandown and Shanklin all achieved their Blue Flag status from the environmental organisation, ENCAMS once again this year. The criteria to be awarded a Blue Flag,

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

World Class Climate Change Boffins Coming To Ventnor

Next week, those in the know about climate change and landslides from around the globe, will be converging upon Ventnor for the Landslides and Climate Change International Conference. The purpose of this Conference is to

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

FreeCycle Moving At 100 MPH

Wow stuff is moving really fast on Freecycle these days. I noticed that a VentnorBlog regular had put up quite a number of different computer-related bits a couple of Sundays ago. 9 minutes later

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 9:45am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

Guinness World of Records Visits Whitwell

It sounds amazing, but it is true. Guinness World of Records officials will be making a visit to Whitwell this week to adjudicate their entry for the World’s Longest Doormat. For several weeks now, residents

Thursday, 10th May, 2007 6:06pm

By Lord Ghome with one comment

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Courtship, Mating and Bringing Up The Family

Very many thanks to David Mears, the National Trust South Wight Warden for breaking this news on the forum last Friday – haven’t had a chance to put it up until today. Here it

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 10:45am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

It seems our Ventnor wall lizards are keeping lots of people busy these days. Not only have they sparked a discussion on the forum by fairly new member Steve L from Surrey, who visits Ventnor

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Island Euro MP Talks on Climate Change

Thanks to one of our readers, Ken for the tip on this …. IOW Euro – MP, Dr Caroline Lucas will be talking on the issue of CLIMATE CHANGE and the benefits of a low

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 6:49pm

By Sally Perry