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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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December 9, 2021
Waste services boosted by arrival of new cleaner, greener, vehicles

General rubbish and food collections are going greener and cleaner with the arrival of a new fleet of state-of-the-art refuse lorries. Boasting enhanced engine efficiency and greater safety for pedestrians and other road users, the seven vehicles represent a £1.4 million investment into the Island's waste collection service by the Isle of Wight Council and […]

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December 9, 2021
Newport and Ryde to get new High Street design guidance

As a part of Historic England's High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) programme, a consultation is going on to create a design guide which will help improve the look of commercial shopfronts across Ryde and Newport.  The guide aims to promote the conservation and restoration of high-quality commercial frontages for healthy historic high streets. Some […]

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December 9, 2021
New beginning for Ryde Harbour set to be approved

A decision on the future of Ryde Harbour looks set to be taken by the Isle of Wight Council next week. Ownership of the harbour could be transferred to Ryde Town Council subject to Cabinet approval next Thursday (16 December). The town council first expressed an interest in the harbour in 2019 and councillors are […]

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December 9, 2021
Hovertravel is 1000th signatory in the South East to the Armed Forces Covenant

Hovertravel has formally declared to ensure those who serve, or who have served in the armed forces, and their families are treated fairly, becoming the 1000th signatory in the South East to the Armed Forces Covenant. Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, explains: “With Portsmouth Naval Base being one of our closest neighbours we operate in […]

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