News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

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

Update on Skate Park Refurb

Thanks to Alison for sending through an update on what’s been happening down at the skate park. Repairs are ongoing, albeit slowly. This Sunday there is a clear up session from 12midday, if anyone would

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t Forget Tequila Slammer

Don’t Forget Tequila Slammer

If you’re looking for a good time this Saturday night, look no further than the back room of the Central. Streetstyle will be hosting the most Mexican of fundraisers with their Tequila Slammer night. Local DJs

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 5:09pm

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

Leeson Road Closed During Half Term

Leeson Road Closed During Half Term

New hits us from the council that Leeson Road will be closed during half term for urgent repairs. It is necessary to close A3055 Leeson Road, to traffic between 9am on Wednesday 30 May

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 8:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Under-16s Win Indoor Cricket Championship

Ventnor Under-16s Win Indoor Cricket Championship

Throw your caps in the air to celebrate the Ventnor under-16’s team, who not only won the NatWest Under-16 indoor cricket league, but also went on to win championship of the same at the

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 8:00am

By Simon Perry

Carnival Costume Courses

Carnival Costume Courses

Ventnor Carnival might seem a long way off, but creating the costumes can take some time, so courses (8 weekly) start next week and will be available at four different venues. Grab the opportunity to

Friday, 11th May, 2007 7:36pm

By Sally 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

Tequila Slammer

Tequila Slammer

News reaches us that Streetstyle have organised yet another fundraiser for the renovation of the Ventnor Skate ramp and will be hosting Tequila Slammer, a night of Mexican food, Tequila shots, fancy dress

Wednesday, 9th May, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Library’s Reading Group

Ventnor Library’s Reading Group

Ventnor Library’s Reading Group meets every four weeks or so to discuss the books we have jointly read. The last meeting discussed Wendy K Harris’ The Sorrow of Sisters and Thomas Hardy’s, Jude The

Tuesday, 8th May, 2007 10:36am

By Tess Jessop

Ventnor Winter Gardens … Upcoming Programme

Ventnor Winter Gardens … Upcoming Programme

I will get around to adding these to the event diary over the next week or so, but in the meantime, have a gander through this list to see if there is anything you

Monday, 7th May, 2007 8:52pm

By Sally Perry