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December News from Sandown South. By Cllr Ian Ward.

WISHING ALL SANDOWN RESIDENTS A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
Well what a couple of years it has been with Covid lockdowns, then immunisation programmes, working from home, children off school etc. Let us hope that 2022 really is a year of recovery for all of us, although I doubt that things will ever get back to ‘Normal’ as we knew it. Anyway, as they say – things can only get better. I truly hope that each of you has a better 2022.

SEA WATER QUALITY – SANDOWN BAY GRADED EXCELLENT AGAIN
Due to the national outcry about the quality of sea water and rivers plus Southern Water being fined £90million I thought I’d check our local statistics. I think it is significant that the Isle of Wight was not included in the £90 million fine. I checked our water quality status each year back to 2017 and read that we have been graded Excellent since then. I also checked the level of contaminates in our sea water and found that according to the
Environment Agency statistics our contaminants were minimal, quite literally at the lowest level that can be managed. Although Southern Water does discharge some untreated waste water, it is very limited locally.

A CALL TO SERVICE VETERANS AND OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH IN SANDOWN
I have realised that they are a sizeable number of Service Veterans in and around Sandown. So, can I ask if any of our veterans are interested in setting up our own Sandown Branch of the Royal British Legion, would you please contact me via my email address or telephone number above. Just to be clear non-veterans are also most welcome to join as well.

PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA MY OWN FACEBOOK PAGE
I occasionally get informed about residents trying to contact me via some Facebook page or other. I do have my own Facebook page which is - Cllr Ian Ward BEM – Sandown South so please use it, or the Sandown Community Association FB page which I do monitor regularly. Of course my telephone numbers or email address above are the most reliable ways of contacting me.

Have a great Christmas and New Year,
See you in 2022

Tel: 01983 403193 Mob: 07772559093
Email: ian.ward@iow.gov.uk
Facebook: Cllr Ian Ward BEM – Sandown South

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