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HEARING SCREENING DROP-IN AT SANDOWN HEALTH CENTRE

Action on Hearing Loss have scheduled another hearing screening drop-in at Sandown Health Centre on Friday 26th January, from 10:00 until 12 noon. The hearing screenings aim to give locals an opportunity to drop in and have their hearing checked by trained volunteers. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to highlight any specific concerns you may have about your …

WIGHTLINK NOW SELLS BREAD AND MILK FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS

Wightlink has signed up Isle of Wight family businesses Grace’s Bakery and Briddlesford Farm Dairy to supply bread and milk to its ferries and terminals. The new partnership means that everything on sale at Wightlink’s Wight Taste shops now comes from Island producers and suppliers. Milk from Briddlesford Farm Dairy’s pedigree herd of 150 Guernseys is delivered regularly to Fishbourne, …

RIO AND ISLAND CARNIVAL GROUPS UNITE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The New Carnival Company is this month playing host to an internationally significant project which could change the face of integrated and disability-led carnival in this country. In a ground breaking new programme backed by Unlimited, a British Council and Arts Council England funding scheme which supports the development of disabled artists across the country, a delegation of world class …

WIGHTLINK MAKE THE PURRFECT START TO 2018 FOR NINE LIVES CAT RESCUE

Wightlink Steward Anni Ruecroft has been looking after 4-legged friends as well as customers over the last few weeks. Cat lover Anni asked her colleagues to donate food for feline residents at the Nine Lives Cat Rescue centre at Wroxall – and was delighted when they handed over more than 100 items. Anni presented the last of the goods to …

ART MEETS ARTEFACTS AT NEW INDEPENDENT ARTS WORKSHOPS

Local charity Independent Arts is inviting older members of the community to join creative sessions as part of their Arts Council funded project Time & Tide. Arts and heritage cafés will be running at local libraries throughout the whole of 2018. These sessions will include a box of objects and artefacts from periods of the Island’s rich history, which will …

‘BATTLEFIELD TO BUTTERFLIES’ FEATURE HEADING TO OSBORNE IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN

The walled garden at Osborne House will bloom with a ‘battlefield to butterflies’ feature this May to commemorate Britain’s parks, gardens and grounds staff who died in the First World War. Wildflowers including poppies and cornflowers will blossom among barbed wire at the acre garden. Children from the Community Kids group at The Bay Primary School, Sandown will help sow …

SOUTHERN VECTIS HELPS ST GEORGE’S SCHOOL PROVIDE TRAVEL TRAINING

Southern Vectis is working with St George’s School in Newport to help provide travel training for its students.  The bus operator is providing bus passes so trainers can prepare pupils with severe and complex needs for bus travel across the Island. Richard Tyldsley, Southern Vectis’ general manager recently met with 15-year-old Oscar Le Neve Foster, who has been helped by …

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