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CELEBRATING ISLE OF WIGHT DAY ON THE RIVER NILE

Islanders Denise Collis and Adrian Brewer met up in Jinja, Uganda this week to fly the Island Flag at the source of the River Nile. Denise, who is working in Uganda on medical outreach and Adrian Brewer of local charity The Roll Out the Barrel Trust, who was visiting to establish new water and sanitation projects, took the Island Flag …

SILVER GLADES HOLIDAY PARK GOES UP FOR SALE

Property Consultancy firm Sanderson Weatherall has been appointed to sell Silver Glades Caravan Park at Cranmore near Yarmouth. Due to retirement, Silver Glades is available for the first time in 15 years and has been put on the market at an asking price of £875,000. The business has been family owned for over 50 years and is said to offer …

SHANKLIN SCOOPS SILVER IN SOUTH EAST IN BLOOM AWARDS

Shanklin has scooped a Silver award at the South East England In Bloom awards this week, whilst also being named as the best coastal town with under 12,000 residents. Judges Peter Holman and Mike Fitt highlighted the quality of the War Memorial on their visit, as well as commented on the work of Green Towns and the investment made by …

ASPIRE RYDE RECEIVE QUEEN’S AWARD FROM LORD-LIEUTENANT

Trustees, volunteers and members of the community came together to celebrate Aspire Ryde’s receiving of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on Saturday (16th September). The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the …

YOUNG ANGLER LIAM LANDS FIRST WIGHTLINK AWARD

A Ryde Academy student is the winner of a new annual trophy awarded by Wightlink to recognise responsible fishing from Ryde Pier. Liam Forbes, 12, a member of the Vectis Boating and Fishing Club, recently received the Wightlink Award for Most Responsible Angler from Operations Director Daryl Palmer at the historic Pier. Each year, the Vectis Boating and Fishing Club …

YACHT CLUB CADETS TAKE TO THE SOLENT DURING BART’S BASH

Unable to participate in last weekend’s worldwide ‘Bart’s Bash’ sailing event due to the tidal conditions, cadets from Brading Haven Yacht Club took to the Red Funnel ferry to help to share the message about the Andrew Simpson Foundation and raise funds at the same time. The cadets had a great day and created a real buzz on-board the car …

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS EAGER TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE’S FUTURE

EBP South has been left speechless after a call out to businesses to provide support for their Your Future programme had over 30 businesses quickly come forward to support it. Last Wednesday (13th September) the first day of the 3-day Your Future programme took place at Isle of Wight Studio School in East Cowes with their Year 10 and Year 11 …

ISLAND DAIRY FARM TO CELEBRATE WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY

An Isle of Wight dairy farm will celebrate World School Milk Day on Wednesday 27th September with a visit by youngsters from an Island primary school. Briddlesford Lodge Farm at Wootton will host Year 4 pupils from Queensgate Foundation Primary School, East Cowes next Wednesday. Their visit will start with a milky breakfast, supported by NFU South East. The morning will also …

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