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September 5, 2019
Help support children and families on the Isle of Wight through volunteering

A recruitment drive to get more people involved in supporting children and families on the Island has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council. Volunteers already play a crucial role in supporting young offenders and children in care and now the local authority wants to build on that success. It is highlighting how Islanders […]

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September 5, 2019
Scam partnership awareness campaign launched

A month-long awareness raising campaign against scams has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council. The Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership (IWASP), of which the council is a lead partner, is launching IWASP awareness month for September and aims to put the spotlight on advice and guidance against scams and doorstep crime, as […]

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September 5, 2019
Victorious late-night success for Hovertravel

With the award-winning three-day event just steps away from their Southsea terminal, Hovertravel had their busiest ever Victorious Festival this bank holiday weekend. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, said: “We have been adding extra services late into the night to help the festival guests return to the Isle of Wight, once the music […]

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September 5, 2019
PedalAid app survey launch

Cyclists using the PedalAid app are being asked their views to help develop the app to further meet the needs of users. The online survey can be accessed at the following link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PedalAidSurvey2019  The Isle of Wight Council launched the PedalAid mobile app in 2017, using funding secured competitively from the Department for Transport. The […]

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September 5, 2019
Drive less, eat more!

A new guide promoting electric bike use combined with a love of food has been launched from an Island business, thanks to funding from the council. Created by The Seaview Hotel, Seaview, with routes by CycleWight and featured eateries chosen by Isle of Wight restaurant critics, Matt and Cat; the new ‘Cycling Gourmand’ guide will […]

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May 21, 2019
Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service can’t wait to celebrate Restart a Heart Day (RSHD) 2019

Following the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) success in training of over 1000 people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day last October, the ATCoRS team has now adopted Island schools as part of their CPR guardian scheme and will kick start this year’s Restart a Heart Day […]

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January 30, 2019
Fostering the Island’s Future

  The Isle of Wight Council’s Fostering Team would like to talk to anyone who can provide a safe, secure and warm home to an Island child or a group of siblings. Have you thought about becoming a foster carer? Over 21? A UK resident Have a spare room? The Isle of Wight Council’s Fostering […]

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November 16, 2018
Christmas Market at the Waterside Pool Ryde

With just a month to go the first Waterside Pool Christmas Market is nearly here ! There will be Santa's Grotto, Christmas Photo Booth, Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, hot food, local produce vendors, seasonal gift stalls, face painting, carol singers and more ! The event is free entry and we hope you can join us […]

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March 13, 2018
Plastic Aware Isle of Wight

Plastic Aware is an organisation based on the Isle of Wight promoting the marine environment by helping the Island cut its consumption of single use plastic. We work with individuals and businesses, speak to groups or at events and promote practical schemes to reduce plastic consumption. You can get involved through our Facebook page where we […]

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