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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.

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

Shorwell Man Saves St Lawrence Beach Cleaners

Shorwell Man Saves St Lawrence Beach Cleaners

Many thanks to Peter Stephenson for his report on activities down at Binnel Bay back in May and again, last weekend. St Lawrence “¦ always a beautiful place to be … Beach Cleaning 2007 About 70-80

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 10:10am

By Sally Perry

Tim Johnson Runs Nomadic Art Week

Tim Johnson Runs Nomadic Art Week

Artist and basketmaker, Tim Johnson (remember his willow domes at Bestival?), will be leading a 5 day course of gathering, observation and making, as part of the 2007 Summer School at Quay Arts. The course

Wednesday, 11th July, 2007 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Gardeners Come Out In Their Droves

Gardeners Come Out In Their Droves

The Ventnor Winter Gardens was packed almost to capacity tonight as the BBC Radio Four show, Gardeners Question Time was recorded there. Apparently some very interesting questions were asked and if you want to hear

Monday, 9th July, 2007 9:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Green Ventnor – Episode Six

Green Ventnor – Episode Six

Don’t you just find all this talk about climate change, a big bore? We have all heard the arguments about the manmade element of the problem. We know that China, who makes most of

Monday, 9th July, 2007 3:44pm

By Brian Lucas

Beautiful Gardens of Bonchurch

Beautiful Gardens of Bonchurch

It’s almost that time of year again, when those with beautiful gardens living in Bonchurch, open them up for us all to admire. Taking place over 14th and 15th July between 2-5pm, why not buy

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2007 7:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Green Gym Help Down At Medina Riverside Park

Green Gym Help Down At Medina Riverside Park

Volunteers from the IOW branch of The Green Gym have been flexing their biceps and donning their gardening gloves, this time laying hedges around the car park at the Medina Riverside Park at Dodnor.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2007 1:34pm

By Sally Perry

Green Ventnor – Episode Five

Green Ventnor – Episode Five

Ventnor is a very dangerous place to live, because it shields us from the reality of the global threat. We are a seaside town, known for its warm climate, with tropical plants growing in

Wednesday, 27th June, 2007 9:00am

By Brian Lucas with 6 readers' comments

Green Ventnor: Episode Four

Green Ventnor: Episode Four

Excuse me for raising this delicate subject, but it’s too important an event to be organised by a few emotionally charged relatives and friends. Your funeral should reflect what you really valued in life.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 11:49am

By Brian Lucas

Gardeners Question Time Comes To Ventnor

Gardeners Question Time Comes To Ventnor

Yes, it’s true, Bob Flowerdew (I’ve always wondered whether he had his name changed by deed poll?) Pippa Greenwood and Ann Swithinbank will be coming to our wonderful town in July. Is your Clematis wilting

Thursday, 14th June, 2007 1:41pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Green Ventnor: Episode Three

Green Ventnor: Episode Three

I visited Lynnbottom the other day and I saw some very useful items being skipped, and after I had wiped my eyes, it lead me to reflect on how we should re-cycle useful items

Wednesday, 13th June, 2007 10:29am

By Brian Lucas