Posts tagged ‘Ryde’

Snow puts our Isle of Wight in the red

The cost of keeping the Island moving through the heaviest snowfall in 30 years is likely to reach £200,000. Around £175,000 has already been spent on gritting alone by the Isle of Wight Council, which has come under fire for the state of pavements.

The council said it was too early to put a figure on the overall economic impact of the snow and ice. As the big freeze became the big thaw this week, shops too were assessing the impact of lost trade. The IW Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry said many showed resilience by staying open and working round the clock to fulfil orders. (more…)


January 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

IW Council Recommends: Sell Ryde Theatre. Close Shanklin Theatre

The future of two of the three theatres that the Isle of Wight council looks after for the Island have once again come up for discussion (original VentnorBlog discussions of closure first floated in 2007).

A cabinet meeting on 19 January 2010 will decide the future of both Ryde and Shanklin Theatres. The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure – George Brown – and Planning and the Cabinet Member for Resources – Peter Bingham recommend the following … (more…)

January 12, 2010 at 11:28 am Leave a comment


Exposing the dangers concerning Appley Park, Ryde, where the council run a pitch and putt course endangering residents and visitors alike in a public park that was bequeathed to the people of Ryde for their use as a recreational area which is out of the question during the summer months is too dangerous due to complete novices hitting golf balls about at will with the blessing of the council.

The video is concerning the perimeter path running around the pitch & putt coarse and although it is outside the area of the warning notices it is regardless very dangerous due to flying golf balls, this partly due to the poor design of the course (the path runs behind the first green and closely parallel to the fifth hole) but mainly to the unsuitability of using a public park to house a golf course where there is no prerequisite for the participants to have ever played golf.


December 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm 2 comments


A classic Isle of Wight council cock-up.  The cost, both to the council tax payer and the environment, of installing this composting facility that is so ludicrously small it is pointless and unusable in a park of several acres, is a clear demonstration of how wasteful and out of touch they are.

This is ill conceived, probably the result of an overindulgent business lunch at the council tax payers expense, it isn’t fit for purpose and even if it was given where it is situated any residue would flow straight down the hill. It has been put here for the purpose of appearing to be acting in an environmentally friendly fashion and to impress the old boys network that awards Green Flags to public parks.

Note the token grass clippings that have been put in it,no doubt following orders from the top, to make it appear as if in use….. THEN LOOK AT THE REAL DUMPING GROUND!

December 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment


Take a look at this video from the Islae of Wight Insider.

He was approached by the Inside Out programme to be interviewed regarding his videos but he turned them down as he wish to remain anonymous due to fears of reprisals by the authorities on the island. Hence he made his own response.

December 6, 2009 at 11:56 am Leave a comment


Any of you living in a ward represented by these people?

Please do everything you can to remind the electorate of the dangers of block voting

Ivan Bulwer Binstead / Fishbourne

Richard Hollis Parkhurst

Susan Jane Scoccia Ventnor West

Allowance To Triple

David G. Williams Shanklin Central

John Vere Hobart Carisbrooke

Jerry White Lake

David Pugh Needs to go aswell!

We need informed independents, not idiots reading from a pre-determined script so they can sing in unison. Expose them and the damage they’ve done to our school system and our eco island image (the one thing that could resurrect the Island economy long term).

Get them out and watch how this island progresses/regenerates

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