Yarmouth Broadband, a community broadband initiative, was officially launched on Tuesday 31st January at a contract signing ceremony at The George Hotel, Yarmouth. The service will go live in April.
Most of us would like to help make an impact and reduce our carbon footprints and really make a difference to the environment in which we live, but how do we go about doing something about it? Luckily help is at hand on the Isle of Wight.
Local Isle of Wight volunteers from the Ryde’s ‘Foyer for the Island’ spent a day down at the River Medina recently, helping to clear the banks and surrounding areas as part the much needed work to improve habitats for declining fish species and other wildlife.
Yarmouth Broadband, the community led high speed rural broadband project, has sadly not reached the minimum number of subscribers required for it to be launched and as a result the Island risks losing £80,000 of Government grants.
Local bees will be buzzing with delight after a local charity raised £5,322.98 at the Isle of Wight Festival to help secure their future.
People from East Cowes, and further afield, were treated to an exploration through their secret wood on Sunday (17th April) guided by Ian Boyd, Head of Environment at Natural Enterprise, on the hunt for flowers, birds and mini-beasts.
Taste the View, a booklet covering three beautiful walks that explore the relationship between food and the landscape in the West Wight is now available free of charge. The circular walks from Shalfleet, Mottistone and Yarmouth also form part of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival in May taking in some of the Island’s farm shops, pubs and food producers too.