NEW LENDY COWES WEEK SHORESIDE ARRANGEMENTS AGREED

Cowes Week Limited (CWL) is to take on responsibility for the Parade Village at this year’s Lendy-sponsored regatta in August. Previously, the Isle of Wight Council leased the area to an event management company but now CWL will co-ordinate the shoreside activities on the Parade and Esplanade. CWL will be responsible for the Parade Village, highways arrangements …

Stoneham Construction Ltd. win East Cowes contract.

Red Funnel has awarded a major contract to Isle of Wight based Stoneham Construction Ltd to complete phase one of the company’s East Cowes terminal redevelopment. Work at the site of the former Trinity House maintenance depot involves levelling the area, adding suitable drainage, black topping the surface and adding lane markings. It is expected …

IW FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH SAVE THE CHILDREN

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 have announced a new partnership with Save the Children, the international charity that do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger and have the chance to learn and thrive. Caroline Giddings, Commercial Director of The Isle of Wight Festival said: “We’re delighted to have …

Red Jet 7 to enter the water at the end of May.

Red Jet 7, Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed passenger ferry, which is under construction by Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, is due to enter the water for the first time at the end of May. Work on the £7m vessel is well on track, with the passenger accommodation already resiliently mounted on the two hulls and …

WALK THE WIGHT WITH MOUNTBATTEN 2018

Several members of Girlguiding IW will,once again, join thousands of people who will come together to Walk the Wight with Mountbatten on Sunday 13 May.  Organisers are urging all Islanders to get involved – whether walking on the day or by supporting those who are. This iconic event, the largest fundraiser on the Island, helps ensure …

VOLUNTEER TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE

Although Girlguiding IW always welcomes volunteers to work with the 60+ units of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers on the Island we are aware that other organisations are also looking for volunteers. At Present the Isle of Wight Council is recruiting a team of volunteers to help provide support to Island children and families. Opportunities …

Shredded diaries create unique artwork display at Mountbatten

  Shredded pages of an Island artist’s diaries crafted into inspiring abstract works are currently on display at Mountbatten’s Art Gallery. Karl Stedman’s exhibition includes brightly coloured conical shapes which have been painstakingly made from thousands of hand-rolled coloured paper discs. For many years Karl, of Shanklin, kept diaries as a written record of his …

WIGHT IN BLOOM LAUNCHED FOR 2018

Launched by sponsors Visit Isle of Wight and Red Funnel the start of ‘Wight in Bloom 2018’ was announced aboard one of Red Funnel’s three car ferries-Red Eagle. Kevin George CEO Red Funnel, who will step up to the post of Chairman next month, said Red Eagle was the final vessel to be refurbished and …

Awards for Girlguiding IW Members.

Several Awards were presented at the Girlguiding IW County Event which was held in Sandown recently. Presentation of Awards were made by Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford the joint Island Commissioners. Section Commissioner badges were presented to two newly appointed Rainbow Section Commissioners: Donna Sanders (Needles) & Rose Walls (Puckpool) Long services awards went to: 20year service bar Rachael Woodford  …

GIRLGUIDING CARNIVAL FOR ISLAND GIRLS.

    Scroll through for full photo gallery. Hundreds of Girlguiding IW members gathered at Sandown recently for their own version of ‘Carnival’ a colourful County Event. Held at Sandown Rugby Club the Island’s Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers together with leaders enjoyed the afternoon’s activities based on a Carnival theme. There were four main …