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August 4, 2020
The Nature Premium campaign

The Nature Premium campaign has been launched by a small group of volunteers with a brilliant idea.  We believe that regular experiences of nature via an early years or school setting will support children to be happier and healthier and help them recover from lockdown.  This campaign is designed to benefit all UK children.  If […]

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August 4, 2020
Trail-blazing housing and jobs scheme to set the standard for future development

Nature and sustainability are at the heart of a flagship affordable housing and rural business park scheme which the Isle of Wight Council and its partners hope will serve as an exemplar for future development on the Island. The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded the council £2.4 million under the government’s 'Getting Building Fund' […]

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August 4, 2020
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Open

The sanctuary rescues and looks after the welfare of over 90 donkeys , who enjoy life in the beautiful countryside in the Wroxall Valley . The donkeys are all named ,and live in groups in paddocks which can be visited by extensive walkways around the site . The groups of donkeys include the Old and […]

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August 4, 2020
Come and join in the Planet Aware Ocean Challenge this summer.

The challenge is a series of 7 tasks to get people of all ages out to the coast and having fun while learning about some of the issues our Ocean faces. The Planet Aware Ocean Challengewas developed from an original idea suggested by University of Portsmouth marine biology student Kai Grundy.  The Challenge is aimed at […]

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August 4, 2020
Hot air balloons return to the Island’s skies this August

The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow, in association with T&K Masks will run daily from 5-10pm between 20th – 22nd August.  After previously cancelling the event planned for May due to Government restrictions, the Robin Hill team […]

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August 4, 2020
Tapnell Farm Park Summer Evening Opening

Tapnell Farm Park – Summer Evening Opening Every THURSDAY during the Summer Holidays the Farm Park will open late with an extra session added into the day from 5.30 - 8.30pm Enjoy a relaxed family evening out; watch out for stunning sunsets from the paddocks, enjoy a cold beverage whilst the kids play (our bar will […]

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August 4, 2020
Waterside Pool Ryde Open

 It’s good news for Ryde charity Waterside Community Trust as it reopens it’s doors from Monday 3rd August. Following months of careful planning to bring the centre up to covid secure guidelines, the Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome back it’s members and the public alike. On Friday, it was the perfect day with the […]

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August 4, 2020
Island Ambassadors help beachgoers stay Covid-safe this summer

If you visit the beach or park this summer it will be hard to miss these Isle of Wight Council employees. Wearing bright orange t-shirts, these workers are the Isle of Wight's brand new Island Ambassadors. Patrolling the main tourist resorts at the height of the summer holidays, the ambassadors are on hand to offer people […]

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August 4, 2020
Applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses for 2020/21

A two-week window for applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses for the 2020/21 academic year has today (Monday 3 August) been opened by the Isle of Wight Council.  Parents and guardians of children not eligible for free school transport can apply for a privilege seat from 9am today and through to 12 noon on […]

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