SANDOWN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE ‘BIG PICNIC’ SET FOR SUNDAY 5TH JUNE
The Town’s Platinum Jubilee “Big Picnic” celebration takes place at Browns Family Golf in Culver Way on Sunday 5th June from 12.30 to 4.30pm.
Everyone is welcome and it is hoped that everyone will wear red, white, and blue as we celebrate our remarkable Queen’s reign.
Bring your own Picnic or you can order a picnic pack from Browns, (last date for orders is 28th April). There will be a licenced bar, children’s snack table, music (including a karaoke), fun activities and games for children and adults, plus lots more.
Tell your friends and neighbours, let’s make this a great fun day out for Sandown.
SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE OCEAN HOTEL SITE
I have serious concerns about the safety of the Ocean Hotel site, with many reports of youths and children entering the site and even
appearing at windows and on the roof of the hotel. The fencing has been broken down in most places and even a gate left open are all
proof that people are entering through the site. I have asked the IW Council planning department if they know who the owners have appointed to
ensure the site is kept safe and secure; unfortunately, they have no such information.
I subsequently asked that as the owners have taken no action so far to comply with the first element of the enforcement order, due to be completed by mid-May, the Council should get prepared now to take legal action if they do not comply.
As we know the site is unsafe and is being entered regularly, I feel the IW Council has a duty of care to do their best to ensure the sites security as soon as possible.
IW COUNCIL RESIDENTS PARKING PERMITS
There is some consternation that overnight parking charges in IW Council car parks and on Esplanades have recently gone up to £2 per night for the summer (but will return to £1 on 1st November).
If residents are regular users of a nearby car park (within 200 metres) or on an esplanade, they can purchase a residents parking permit that gives them 24hr/7 days per week access to that car park only, at a discounted rate.
A car park annual permit cost £199 (or £99.50 for 6 months) and an annual esplanade permit costs just £72. (Prices include VAT).