January's entertaining talk by Arthur Reader of the Postal Museum with his display of postal memorabilia, will be followed on the evening of Wednesday 29th February by Ray Wheeler who will introduce the showing a DVD about the Black Knight Rockets followed by a question and answer session. As Chief Designer for BHC, Ray was the Leader of the Design Team for this important project in the late 1950's. We are sure there are many local people who will be interested to learn about this significant piece of Island history. As usual, the door opens at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start, admission is only £1 and refreshments are available.
At their last meeting The Management Committee discussed the necessity of a maintenance programme for the Community Hall and a "House" sub-committee has been formed to look at and arrange any refurbishment and repairs required.
Plans for future social events and entertainments are also being considered by the Association. These include celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Offers of help from residents with a little bit of time to volunteer would be appreciated; as would be the generation of new ideas and input into Community activities. We are always ready to welcome new people and if you need a little bit more information you can speak to Madi at Whippingham Post Office when she has a quiet moment.
Finally, don't forget the Hall is available to hire for birthday parties and club or group activities. Again Madi can give advice.
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
The Independent Lifeboat Lotto has made £36,000 for the units at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown in its first year.
The new Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for the Isle of Wight says she'll work hard to find out what Islanders want from their police force. …continue
One person has been taken to hospital after a two car collision in Binstead. …continue
Isle of Wight housing provider Spectrum is extending a scheme which aims to get people back into work. …continue
A drop-in session highlighting future flood risks to Yarmouth will be held tomorrow (Wednesday). …continue
The new head chef of the Hambrough says he wants to bring his own style and flair to the Ventnor hotel. …continue
An Island golfer is targeting success in the national final of a Prince's Trust tournament. …continue