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.

Ventnor Skate Ramp Comes Down

Ventnor Skate Ramp Comes Down

Last Friday the skate ramp was finally dismantled. A rather large, bright red crane arrived in Ventnor, very slowly weaving it’s way down the cascade. We hear that it had to keep reversing to maneuver

Monday, 30th April, 2007 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Live-saving Boost for Island Beaches

This just in from the Council via Mark (thanks) … great news about the investment into the lifeguards and their facilities. SAFETY at Island beaches will be bolstered this summer with the arrival of a

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:33pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Who Wants To Be A Ventnor Mayor?

Who Wants To Be A Ventnor Mayor?

As Brian Lucas comes to end of his Mayorship, the time has come for a new member to be nominated and voted in by the Town Council. Here at VB, we might not have

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 3:18pm

By Lord Gohome with 27 readers' comments

Skate Ramp Repairs Underway & Fundraiser Gig

Skate Ramp Repairs Underway & Fundraiser Gig

We hear from Alison and Rob, that last Saturday there was a hive of activity down at the Ventnor skate ramp, as the much needed repairs kicked off with the dismantling of the ramp.

Thursday, 26th April, 2007 12:22pm

By Sally Perry

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

Brian Lucas: Ventnor Town Mayors Report

Brian Lucas: Ventnor Town Mayors Report

At the Annual Town Meeting on Monday night, Ventnor Mayor, Brian Lucas gave his report to the Council and public (very low attendance, maybe due to the mix up in schedule). He has kindly allowed

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 2:38pm

By Sally Perry

Change to Ventnor Town Council Meeting

This meeting has been moved to Friday 25th May The date for the next Town Council meeting has changed from 14th May to 29th May. The Annual Town Council meeting was held Monday just gone. It’s

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 1:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Minutes of Ventnor Together Meeting

For anyone interested in hearing about the outcome of the youth meeting held last week at Ventnor Community Projects Cafe we have a copy of the minutes (taken by Linda Pratley) available to read

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 1:20pm

By Sally Perry

Report From The Town Council

Notes from the Annual Council Meeting (held this Monday) will be published later. Ventnor Town Council Meeting Monday 16th April followed by Planning Meeting. Attendees were as the planning meeting as previously advised, but also

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 11:18am

By Mark Compton-Hall

Niton Skate Ramp Under Threat Again

Niton Skate Ramp Under Threat Again

It was one year ago to the day that we last reported about the threat of closure to Niton Skate Ramp. It appears, one year on that news is repeating itself after we received

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Scott Gardner: Well Done Ventnor Lifesaver

Scott Gardner: Well Done Ventnor Lifesaver

News has reached us that Ventnor man, Scott Gardner, one of our Beach Training Assessors has now gained his RLSS UK Inshore Rescue Boat Trainer Assessor award. Scott is the main man at Wight Waters

Wednesday, 25th April, 2007 8:38am

By Sally Perry

Cheetah Marine Planning DCC Passed

18:00 at the County Hall, Newport. (My (limited) comments while at the event in italics) _Planning Mr Cornwell speaks. First covers the character of the area. It’s inside the conservation area and development envelope. This brings a

Tuesday, 24th April, 2007 6:44pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments