Isle of Wight
We emerge, blinking, into 2013 on Monday 28 January offering you our signature combination of original music and home comforts (well, Quay Arts Cafe Bar comforts) and a superb line-up that sets the New Year bar rather high!
Who will be top of the pecking order in the Isle of Wight’s gardens? The Big Garden Birdwatch is back on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2013, giving people on the Isle of Wight the chance to be part of the World’s biggest wildlife survey.
‘The Bandstand’ is back at the Isle of Wight Festival and once again will be run and programmed by Platform One College of Music. Platform One has been involved with the Festival since its rebirth in 2002 and specialises in the delivery of commercial music education on the Isle of Wight.
The second phase of this time frame has now begun and people who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for the period 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012 have until 31st March 2013 to apply to the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.
The opening hours of a night shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough are being extended while the icy weather remains.
Volunteer crew members at RNLI lifeboat stations on the Isle of Wight collectively spent more than 1,500 hours helping people in distress at sea in 2012, the charity has announced.
There has been reports of a gas smell in certain areas of the Isle of Wight. This is likely to be from a leak at a factory in France which has drifted across the Channel.
Natasha Lambert, aged only 15, defied her young age to sail single handedly around the Isle of Wight on 27th September 2012. Her huge achievement was recognised at the Island Sailing Club, when she was presented with a Special Award from the Royal Yachting Association.