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May 19, 2022
First community pantry opens in East Cowes

Struggling families are being invited to join the Island's first community pantry where 'members' can enjoy an array of produce to keep their kitchens stocked up. The food pantry runs every Tuesday from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, and every Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am until 12.30pm at Community Spirited Cafe in Vectis Road, East Cowes. The […]

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May 19, 2022
Laptop appeal to help Ukrainian refugee families stay connected

An Island charity is appealing for second-hand laptops to help Ukrainian refugees stay connected. 'Laptops for Ukraine' is being coordinated by the Isle of Wight PC User Group. For more 20 years the group has quietly gone about reconditioning and recycling used computer hardware — equipment that is then donated to those in need in the […]

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May 19, 2022
Newport's Jubilee celebrations to transform the town

Businesses, volunteers and local organisations are coming together to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic reign in the Island's county town.   In one of the biggest town-centre events in recent years Newport will be transformed for a day to mark the jubilee with a host of free activities and sights. The Grand Parade starts at 3pm from Recreation Ground […]

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May 19, 2022
Free one hour parking set to launch in Newport

Free one hour parking is set to launch in Newport next week as part of an initial six-month trial to tempt more shoppers into the town centre. From Monday (23 May), shoppers and visitors wishing to park for up to one hour can park for free in one of the following short stay car parks: […]

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January 26, 2022
Dedicated support for families affected by COVID-19

The past 18 months have tested families in unprecedented ways. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated hardships that already existed. For others, it pushed them into hardship they never would have expected. Amid the crisis, Barnardo's Isle of Wight Family Centres have continued to provide essential support to those who need it most, making a real […]

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January 26, 2022
Recruitment Day at Tapnell Farm

WE’RE HIRING! Have you ever wanted to work in retail or catering, become a lifeguard, chef or entertainer?  At Tapnell Farm, we are now looking to recruit across the whole of our award-winning business for this up-and-coming season and beyond.​​Whether you're looking for part-time, full-time or just weekend work because you're a student, we have […]

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January 26, 2022
Volunteers dig in to help council tree planting campaign

Volunteers from the Isle of Wight Green Gym have been working on the latest phase of the Isle of Wight Council's project to plant new, native trees in public spaces, and care for the existing trees and woodlands.  Visitors to Lake Cemetery will be able to enjoy more trees in future, thanks to the enthusiastic team. Isle […]

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January 12, 2022
Plan to install extra car charging points

A scheme to install electric vehicle charging points in Isle of Wight Council-run car parks could get the green light next week. Fifteen fast and rapid charge points could be installed in nine locations across the Island subject to Cabinet approval next Thursday (13 January). Initially the points would be placed in Newport, Ryde, Sandown, […]

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December 9, 2021
Waterside Pool Celebrates its 10th Year!

Waterside Pool has grown in strength year on year, with fantastic community support as well as invaluable support from Ryde Town Council. The Centre is open 7 days a week, 50 weeks of the year. Over the past 10 years it has provided jobs to over 200 people, training up over 300 lifeguards, teaching in excess […]

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