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RESIDENTS HIGHLIGHT KEY ISSUES Residents from both Newchurch and Ashey have decided the three most important issues for the police and community safety partner agencies to tackle in the areas. The Rural East Safer Neighbourhoods team hosted a meeting of the newly formed Local Action Group (LAG) for the community during January 2011. The LAG consists of members of the public who live and work in the Ashey and Newchurch policing beat area. The group recommended that youth provision should be a priority to encourage more facilities and positive activities for local young people. An increase in high visibility patrols around Newchurch Primary School was suggested as a priority to deal with concerns about traffic congestion and the behaviour of motorists around the start and end of the school day.

POWER SURGE HITS PROPERTY

A couple where left without power after massive power surge hit their St Lawrence home in the hours of this morning (Sunday February 13). The surge hit Blake Cottage on Woolverton Road just after 1230am. The surge lasted about two minutes’ and sparks flew from the mains cable in the owners garage. The retired couple alerted the Isle of Wight Fire service who sent two fire appliances from Sandown and Newport after sparks flew and smoke billowed from the electric meter and cable. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the garage and isolated the supply. Engineers from Scottish and Southern arrived an hour later to carry out of emergency repairs and to reconnect the supply to the property.

Double white line road markings and ‘Give Way’ signs were requested to reinforce safety on Mersley Down Road near the junctions with Knighton Shute and Lime Kiln Shute, which is a notorious black spot for accidents. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Katy Berry of the Rural East Safer Neighbourhoods team said: “We’re pleased with the interest shown by people in telling us about the issues that matter most to the community. “Safer Neighbourhoods teams are dedicated to providing an excellent service by having an active presence in every area of the island. Police work alongside partner agencies to take action in response to residents’ priorities. “Regular meetings of the Local Action Group will take place in future so the public is kept informed about our progress in tackling these priorities. We always welcome the

involvement of more residents to make sure they feel part of the policing that’s keeping their community safe.” Daniel Clarke, deputy member of the UK Youth Parliament said: “Local Action Groups are a great opportunity for youths to get involved in their local community, and to get views of young people across. Also in my local area (Newchurch, Winford, Havenstreet and Ashey) myself as a youth managed to get improved youth provisions on the Winford estate as a priority to tackle anti-social behaviour in that area. “It shows that young people getting involved can make a real difference to their local community.” For more information about the Local Action Group (LAG), please contact the Rural East Safer Neighbourhoods team at Ryde Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing ruraleast.snt@hampshire. pnn.police.uk


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SHOPS LEFT WITH SORE HEAD AFTER HANGOVER

Two shops based in Newport have become the first on the Island to be banned from selling alcohol for a 48 hour period under licensing laws. Gunville Stores in Gunville, and Seaclose Stores in Fairlee Road, both failed two test purchase exercises in which they both served alcohol to an underage girl on 21 October 2010 and 17 January 2011 respectively. The girls who took part in the two test purchase exercises were aged 15 and 16. Under the law, the shop owners could accept the order not to sell alcohol or face possible prosecution. Both outlets are forbidden from selling alcohol to anyone between 1700 on Friday 18 February until 1700 on Sunday 20 February. Barry Abraham, the Isle of Wight Council Cabinet member responsible for community safety, said “The local authority, in particular our Trading Standards team, work closely with the police to ensure shops abide by the law when it comes to selling age-restricted products. “For any shop to fail a test purchase exercise is serious, but for two shops to fail twice within a couple of months is simply unacceptable and it leaves the authorities no choice but to take action. “Selling alcohol to underage people can lead to anti social behaviour and I would hope using powers available to the authorities to prevent shops from selling alcohol for a weekend period gives the message that we and the police will not hesitate to use the necessary powers to stamp this kind of problem out.” Sergeant Mark Voller from Hampshire

Constabulary’s Isle of Wight Licensing Unit said “Because alcohol is harmful to young people, police are determined to enforce the law regarding sale to anyone under 18. Whilst retailers must have policies to prevent such sales, we have again found it possible for young people to buy alcohol in local shops, which is clearly unacceptable. “We stress, once again, that shop staff cannot rely on guesswork and intuition, but must require, and check carefully, customer ID to avoid making illegal sales. These latest repeat failures were disappointing, but I am assured by the licensees concerned that they are doing everything possible to prevent such sales in the future. “These closures have been timed to coincide with the start of the school half term holiday, a time when some young people may be tempted to buy alcohol. We want to send a clear message to retailers, and to would-be underage drinkers, that the laws regarding alcohol and young people are being strictly enforced. Anyone under 18 who attempts to buy alcohol, or who is repeatedly found in possession of it, will commit an offence and may face prosecution.” Regular test purchase operations are carried out across the Island and both staff and shop owners who serve age-restricted products are given an on-the-spot fine. As well as the prospect of being banned from selling products for a set period, shops and other businesses selling age restricted products could ultimately lose their trading license, should they be caught breaking the law.

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FAMILY RESCUED FROM GAS FILLED PROPERTY East Cowes fire fighters braved the risk of a huge gas explosion when they where called to a house in Yarbrough Road, East Cowes in the early of hours of this morning (Sunday). Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus help to lead a family of four to safety after their carbon monoxide alarmed started to sound. Retained fire crews from East Cowes Fire Station were alerted by the couple just after 1.20am. The property had become filled with carbon monoxide gas, believed to be coming from a faulty boiler unit. Fire fighters cut off of the gas supply in the property. Crews then ventilated the house with a large fan. Southern Gas networks also attended the incident and engineers are carrying out further investigations. The family, a couple in their 40′s and two young children where unharmed in the incident. Duty officer for Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service Mark Deacon said “The incident underlined the vital importance for property owners to have a carbon monoxide detector fitted as well as a smoke alarm. “Known as the silent killer, the gas is invisible, has no odour and is deadly if inhaled in sufficient quantity.”

CEMETERY IDEA COMES ALIVE The Footprint Trust launched its Cemetery Warden scheme over a year ago and to date 17 keen local people have been trained. The project, which covers the whole island, has been made possible, thanks to support from Heritage Lottery funded West Wight Landscape Partnership. Those wishing to train and become Cemetery Wardens have an interest in nature conservation, the landscape, heritage and the community – and the scheme brings together these diverse concerns. The Trust is to hold an open evening to introduce the initiative at The Parish Hall,

Victoria Road, Freshwater on Friday 8th April at 7pm. All those who have already expressed an interest are invited along with an open invitation to other would-be recruits. “Cemetery Wardens act as ambassadors for burial grounds, seeking to inform, educate and involve the local community and working with the owners of the site. They will work with other interested individuals and groups to assist in looking after the local burial ground”, said Ray Harrington-Vail of the Trust. There is to be an all day free training event on Saturday 27th August for the new recruits. This scheme covers all burial grounds,

including municipal cemeteries and churchyards, subject to the owner’s permission. The scheme welcomes people of all faiths, or none, to take part in this on going project. All those completing this free training course will be volunteers of the Footprint Trust and insured by them. The scheme will work with other groups that have an interest in ecology, heritage and conservation. If you have an interest in burial grounds please contact the Footprint Trust for more details or find the leaflet in your local library. info@footprint-trust. co.uk Tel; 01983 82-22-82.


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KATE AND WILL’S WEDDING TO CONTINUE TRADITION

Following a tradition dating back to the 19thcentury, Osborne House in East Cowes is set to play a part in April’s Royal Wedding, when Kate Middleton walks down the aisle to marry the future King of England, Prince William. Known as a the ‘herb of love’, a fragrant sprig of myrtle, which features star-like flowers, will be picked from Queen Victoria’s personal garden at Osborne House, Isle of Wight and will be incorporated into Miss Middleton’s wedding bouquet. The tradition started after Queen Victoria planted the sprig of myrtle at her rural retreat on the Island after her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Since that time, all royal

brides from Queen Victoria’s family have carried a sprig cut to the altar, from the exact tree planted 171 years ago. Originally the myrtle was placed in the bridal wreath for the wedding ceremony and then later planted in the bride’s garden. Myth followed the tradition and it was often believed that if the sprig did not strike, the bridesmaid who planted the myrtle would remain an old maid. Fortunately for them, myrtle roots and is grown easily. The name herb of love comes from Hebrew times, when myrtle was seen as a sign of marriage. This theme was followed into the Victorian era, when it often symbolised fidelity, good luck and was an emblem of everlasting love.

After a bouquet went missing at the then-Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to Prince Phillip in 1947, three identical bouquets are created as a precaution and for ease of use. This was exampled at Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles in 1981, when three different bouquets were used at the dress rehearsal, the ceremony and for the official photographs. Following the ceremony, which is to be held at Westminster Abbey on April 29, Miss Middleton’s bouquet will be taken to the grave of the Unknown Warrior, a tradition that began in 1923 with Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother).


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FUTURE OF HISTORICAL VEHICLES SECURED A project to ensure the long-term preservation and display of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s historic collection of locomotives, carriages and other rolling stock has been given the green light from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Isle of Wight Railway Company Ltd has been awarded a £35,000 development grant to progress the plans for its ‘Changing Trains’ Project. This first-round pass* means that they can now progress to the second stage of the HLF application process and they have up to two years to submit more detailed plans and apply for a full grant of £929,600 from HLF for the project. ‘Changing Trains’ aims to ensure that the Railway’s historic steam locomotives, Victorian and Edwardian carriages, and other heritage rolling stock, is kept under cover when not in service, away from the harmful effects of sun, wind and rain, and in so doing are placed on display for the public to enjoy. The project focuses on providing a Rolling Stock Storage and Display Building adjacent to Havenstreet Station which will provide covered space for most of the Railway’s restored locomotives, carriages and wagons, including items scheduled for completion during the next 10 years under the HLF-assisted Carriage & Wagon restoration programme. “This first-round pass and development grant is excellent news and takes us closer to making ‘Changing Trains’ a reality”, said IW Steam Railway Lottery Application Director, Chris Tagart. “The award will assist us with preparation of detailed plans and specifications for the project, and assist us in preparing our second-round grant application. It is also reassuring to note that this initial approval means that the ‘Changing Trains’ project has met HLF criteria for funding, and in their view has the potential to deliver the high-quality benefits and value-for-money necessary for the award of Lottery money.” In total the ‘Changing Trains’ project will cost

£1.1m and to meet part of the criteria for securing HLF funding the Steam Railway has already raised £140,000 of ‘match-funding’. This has been raised through the generosity of IW Steam Railway members and supporters across the country and through donations from visitors to the Railway. Stuart McLeod, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for South East England said: “We’re extremely pleased to give initial support to the Isle of Wight Railway Co. Ltd for ‘Changing Trains’ and we look forward to receiving their application for a full grant in the future.” Expressing delight at the initial HLF grant, IW Steam Railway Chairman Steve Oates said, “This is a tremendous boost to us in our 40th anniversary year. Our railway is unique in only operating Victorian and Edwardian carriages, which are hauled by equally historic tank locomotives, three of which date from the Victorian era. Having this precious rolling stock under cover will halve the time currently spent on maintenance, which in turn means far more time can be spent on restoring and preserving yet more historic railway vehicles - And very importantly, as ‘Changing trains’ will have public access, we will also be able to further our educational objectives by giving visitors the opportunity to view historic railway vehicles at close quarters and discover how they were once so much a part of life on the Island.” This project is the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s largest since the three mile long extension to Smallbrook Junction was opened in 1991 and will be a major step forward for the preservation and display of a unique and nationally important collection of historic Railway vehicles. 2011 is the IW Steam Railway’s 40th anniversary year, since the establishment of the Railway at Havenstreet in 1971.

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The ‘Tornados’, the Island’s under-18 ice hockey team, made the trip to East London to play the high flying Lee Valley Lions last Sunday. With the Coles brothers missing, Kurtis Thompson was an extra player, making his first away trip with the team. Those who played last season knew what they were going to be up against in this game. The scores last season were around the 28-30 mark to the Lee Valley’s advantage. This season, Lee Valley dominate the statistics tables with most goals scored and top scorer. It was going to be an uphill battle. The game started out in much the same way that the previous seasons matches had- with a goal after thirteen seconds. It’s fair to say that the Tornados do take a bit of time to get into a game on the road, and Lee Valley took immediate advantage of that. The opening goal was scored by Elliot Greene, the league’s leading scorer by some distance. He would be a constant threat all night, and is a talent to watch for the future. Lee Valley has a large ice pad, and anyone who saw how red faced the Tornados were at the end of the game would know how much effort they put in! The Tornados offensive attacks were being effectively dealt with by the Lions defence. With Greene being very dominant it didn’t take long for the Lions to build up a 4-0 lead, all scored by Greene. It was looking like the first half was going to end that way until Blayne Pugh scored a solid goal at 16.24 from a rebound after some great work by Owen Treadwell. Keelan Walsh’s pace was causing Lee Valley problems. Kieran Tavener feeding several breakaway attempts for Keelan, but all either saved or blocked by the defence. There were a couple of solid chances for Justin Apps too. He is really close to scoring his first goal for the team. Dan Shier was unlucky not to have had a goal, and the bad bounce

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of the puck meant his best chance to score slipped away. Kieran Tavener had two very good chances to score, but both were agonisingly denied by last ditch defending. Joanna Orlik had another very solid game in defence. She is an ever reliable defender who works hard all shift clearing the zone. She certainly frustrated the Lions. Daniel Murray in goal was under a lot of pressure from the attack minded Lions. He made a couple of good glove saves and another brave stop whilst he was without his stick which had been lost during play. He coped very well with all the close up play. The star of the game for the Tornados was without doubt Owen Treadwell who played his best ever game. Not only did he help create the Tornados goal but he managed to use his small frame to dodge the defensive plays to slip through the defenders, and in the second half had a great chance which had all the Tornado’s supporters on their feet in anticipation, only for a solid stop to be made from the Lion’s net minder. Owen ‘Taz’ Treadwell thoroughly deserved his Spirit of the Game award. In the second half the Lions scored six further goals to end the game 10-1 winners. Greene ended up with an eight goal haul. All but one of the ten goals were unassisted. The confidence and talent, combined with superior puck handling created the goals. Whilst some will see that as a comprehensive victory, it’s actually a sign of how far the Tornados have come. To reduce a score by 2/3rds on last season, it was clear from the lack of celebration from the Lions that they were expecting to score a lot more goals. An all round good job by the Tornados. Whilst the Tornado’s players were low after ending their two game winning streak, there are a lot of positives that show not only on the ice, but in the statistics too. Go Tornado’s!

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At the time of writing this it is an hour away from the airing of a documentary on Channel.4 concerning Islamic Faith Schools, I have not yet seen this documentary but I have alreadygot a very good idea what it will say and inform the public of, the problem being that the general British people will watch, be shocked and talk about it among friends, but then let it pass, till something else tomorrow takes their minds off it. “It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre” so said Enoch Powell in 1968, and he is right(again), they are allowing the Lib/ Lab/Con/UKIP/Bilderberg/EU/One world government,Common Purpose, Marxist idiots,purposely to bring into our country a mass of Muslim 5th columnists, who do not want to intergrate and live peacefully with the majority Christians, they wish to overthrow and turn us into an Islamic State.We as Tax Payers are paying for these people to indoctrinate their pupils to Hate and wish to destroy us as a nation, these people are laughing at us because they see us paying for our own demise.In not so many years to come foreigners will be the majority in this country and we will not be allowed our own Christian faith schools, our own children will have to learn and bow down to Sharia-Law and God pity our daughters. It has already started, just before the Oldham by-election Mr Jack Straw spoke publicly about a major problem that is happening all over the country and has been going on for at least 10 years but because our chairman in 2004 tried to speak out about it he was quickly arrested for telling the truth. Mr Jack Straw publicly spoke about the Muslim Paedophile rings. These rings have for years been grooming Young White girls, some as young as 11 years old for sex and getting them involved in Drugs and sexual slavery, there are hundreds of young girls who have had their lives and the lives of their parents and families ruined, because our Lib/Lab/ CON/EU dictators, for many years have told our Police and judiciary to turn a blind eye to it, top police officers excuse is that they did not wish to be classed as Racists.

The main Newspapers,Television channels,Radio stations..etc especially the BBC because they are the CONTROLLED Media, have done as they were ordered and also kept this quiet, but this is just the tip of the ice-berg of the totalitarian brain washing the British people have endured especially since 1997, Goebbels once said, “The bigger the lie the more it will be believed”- and boy have we all been lied to over so many things. Again! I would strongly recommend that ALL true British Parents and especially young women to research and inform yourselves of Sharia Law before it is too late. Egypt,Tunisia and now Algeria and Iran are attempting to shed THEIR FORMS of Totalitarian versions of the EU and try to get Democracy for themselves. I really do wish them all the luck in the world but you and I know already that these countries will be turned into Islamic States within a few years, either that or Cameron/Clegg/ Milliband and Obama will force our troops to attack these countries to secure their hold on the one world government power. It is quite nauseating actually to see and hear these EU Puppets call what is happening in these countries as “Pro-Democracy Protests” while for the past 14 years or more their ilk have been doing all that they can to destroy our democracy here in Britain and the USA, the kind of life our Egyptian,Tunisian and Algerian friends have lived with for decades is exactly what they want to impose on us,and you we are allowing them to do it to us and they are making the tax-payers pay for it as well. The Isle of Wight is now beginning to see the the swamping of this Island with Immigrants coming from all the major cities and towns, you can be sure that at some point very soon there will be a mosque going up, probably on the Pan Meadows estate, housed in the 10,400 new houses and 27 Gypsy pitches. We the Islanders still have time to say NO! if we will just stand up like the Egyptians and say Enough is Enough, unite and stop this now. On or around the 28th of this month over five hundred mainly health care workers

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for the IOW Elderly and disabled will be receiving their redundancies and more than likely their jobs will be taken by Lithuanians and other immigrants because they will work for lower wages. They may not be qualified to do these jobs therefore the lives of our pensioners and disabled will be put at risk, do you wish this to happen to your grannie or grandfather,your mother or father, NO! then keep a watchful eye and complain each and everytime you see something wrong. While all our frontline services are being destroyed, while our armed forces are being handed over to the French and Germans, while our Navy and our Air force are being dismantled and our Army is being reduced and given old equipment, our Police are being reduced and constantly politicised, our children are being raped and indoctrinated, while all our Industry and gas,water electricity and other energy utilities are being either sold to foreigners or again destroyed, or prices hiked and more, what is our so called government doing, they send hundreds of billions of your tax.. etc to other foreign countries and to the Marxist fat-cats in the EU, time to demand we leave Brussels,Afghanistan,Human rights and all the other pathetic Marxist totalitarian organisations, follow Egypt’s lead now. Demand real Democracy. I have just read an Open letter that a Mr Nick Chance,MP received from a Mr Frank Ellis, and this has recently been forwarded on to the Prime Minister..David Cameron. The letter is a long one but I will give a brief outline of his points, as they are I am sure, points we would all like to hear the Prime Minister answer. Dear Mr.Cameron, I am writing to you in connection with the speech you delivered at the Munich Security Conference last week since its subject matter pertains not just to the security of the United Kingdom and other western European states but also the long term survival of the indigenous population of this country itself; the ultimate security question. I am not convinced that you are serious about combating the damage done

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by multiculturism. If you are, then the following measures should be taken: (i) In the interests of clarity and in order to remove any remaining ambiguities you shall publicly state that multiculturism has failed in the United Kingdom and that it shall no longer be promoted as policy, above all in education, so that white indigenous children are not denied their history, culture and national pride to which they are entitled and that where such subjects are taught they are not taught in a way that denigrates the great achievements of Britain across the entire spectrum of human endeavour; (ii) The government shall acknowledge that the Macpherson Report (1999) has had a disastrous effect on policing especially in large cities with large black populations and shall publicly disown the report’s central conclusions and recommendations; (iii) The race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 shall be repealed along with all other legislation which aims to stifle free speech under the banner of preventing “hate speech” and which leads to the persecution of white critics of multiculturism; (iv) The equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the successor body to the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), shall be disbanded immediately; (v) The government shall set a limit on the number of immigrants skilled or otherwise, who are permitted to work in this country, The option of working in this country implies no right to citizenship; (vi) The government shall make it clear in a statement that there shall be no amnesty for illegal immigrants currently resident in the United Kingdom; (vii) The government shall issue a personal apology to Mr.Ray Honeyford, the former Bradford headmaster who warned of the dangers of multiculturism in 1982 and who for his honesty and professional decency was vilified by xenophile extremists and abandoned; (viii) With immediate effect the government shall ensure that efficient and relentless border control and surveillance (entry and departure) shall be implemented.


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Such measures will include the explicit use of racial profiling; (ix) The government shall take all necessary measures to ensure that illegal immigrants are hunted down, rounded up and immediately deported. Where possible the government shall aggressively seek to recover the costs associated with the deportation from the illegal immigrants themselves; property, bank accounts, valuable metals (gold,platinum), cars and so on; (x) Those employers who employ illegal immigrants shall be subject to severe financial penalties and where judged appropriate terms of imprisonment; (xi) The government shall remove all welfare payments from the huge underclass

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so that the recipients of state benefits are obliged to work (this removes or weakens the incentive from employers to hire illegal immigrants); (xii) The government of theUnited Kingdom shall declare that under no circumstances will the creation of an independent Islamic/Muslim state ever be permitted within the territory of the United Kingdom; (xiii) The government of the United Kingdom shall declare that the provisions of Sharia are incompatible with the legal,political and cultural traditions of the United Kingdom and that the exercise of Sharia shall not be permitted within the United Kingdom and that any of judgements as may be made by Sharia courts shall enjoy

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no legal or special cultural status; (xiv) The government shall initiate an international Church and Mosque Comparison Study (ICMCS). The aim of ICMCS shall be to ascertain the status of Christian churches, artefacts and believers in all Muslim states and the degree to which Christians endure persecution and terror. ICMCS will pay very close attention to the status of Christianity in those states that provide the main Muslim immigrants currently resident in the United Kingdom. A key part of ICMCS will be to ascertain whether the number of mosques existing or planned in the United Kingdom is too high relative to the number of immigrants themselves and whether the number of Christian churches in the immigrant

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homelands is too low. Finally I challenge the prime minister David Cameron MP or a senior member of the government to debate multiculturism and the challenge posed by Islam, immigration and related problems with me on prime time live television. I am quite sure that the majority of all True British people would like to see this happen and have these questions answered, we all hope you succeed Mr.Ellis.

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An inflatable ‘smoke house’, which simulates being trapped in a smoke-filled room, encouraged visitors to take part in demonstrations at the Partners Against Crime event which took place at Medina Leisure Centre in Newport on Saturday (February 12) The house works by being filled with harmless cosmetic smoke and is designed to show people the recommended procedures for escaping from a smoke-filled room in the event of a real fire. During the demonstration, fire officers supervised participants both inside and outside.

Stuart May is Assistant Chief Fire Officer with the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and says the inflatable smoke house is a very valuable tool, saying: “Being in a room filling with smoke is a very frightening experience and people can become disorientated which is very dangerous in a real fire. “Although totally harmless, being inside the inflatable smoke room does simulate what you would experience in a fire situation and will show you the methods you should follow to escape if you are ever involved in a real fire. It is therefore a very important piece of equipment that will ultimately help save lives.”


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SMOKE FILLED HOUSE...? “The event demonstrated to members of the public on the Island that there are a wide and diverse group of partners all working together to make our communities safer and better places to live and visit.” Assistant Chief Fire Officer May Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Stuart May added: “Members of the public asked a variety of questions about fire safety in the home and as a consequence of the event we will make a number of visits to people¹s

homes to give advice. The smoke house and road traffic collision demonstration were particularly popular with the younger visitors but it also allows us to get a serious message across.

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“The event demonstrated to members of the public on the Island that there are a wide and diverse group of partners all working together to make our communities safer and better places to live and visit.”


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“PLEASE DRIVE SAFE

Canines catching criminals and firefighters rescuing road crash casualties were among a showcase of skills on display at Saturday’s Partners Against Crime held at Medina Leisure Centre, which attracted an estimated 700 people. Members of the public were invited to meet senior leaders from the Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership, and to experience live exhibitions from more than 30 organisations that work together on the Island.

The Community Safety Partnership combines the expertise of emergency services and related agencies. These include major organisations such as the Isle of Wight Council, Hampshire Constabulary, NHS Isle of Wight, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, the Hampshire Probation Trust, the Wessex Youth Offending Team, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Isle of Wight, and the Island’s Rural Community Council (RCC). The purpose of the event was to encourage greater public

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participation in crime prevention and community safety campaigns. Partnership leaders including Isle of Wight police commander Superintendent Norman Mellors and Isle of Wight Assistant Chief Fire Officer Stuart May were available to speak with members of the public in person. Visitors were able to witness and ask questions about the following:

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• Live demonstrations of how police dogs detect drugs and detain suspects • Live demonstrations on the safe use of Tasers by authorised firearms officers • The use of SmartWater technology to trace criminals and stolen goods through a unique ultraviolet liquid. (71 SmartWater property marking kits were requested by members of the public during Saturday’s event.) • How to become a Special Constable or a police support volunteer.

• A live demonstration of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service¹s skills in removing an injured motorist safely from a damaged car after a collision. • Education on the importance of having a fire alarm, highlighted by an inflatable ‘smoke house’ simulating the risks of being trapped inside your home • The Hampshire Probation Trust and security company G4S gave an insight into how offenders are tagged and rehabilitated in the

community. • The Wessex Youth Offending Team described its actions and achievements in preventing offending behaviour by children and young people on the Island. • NHS Isle of Wight spoke with many visitors about health promotion campaigns, and recruited three new community responders: members of the public who volunteer to undergo specialist training so they can use life-saving skills and provide early intervention for patients

in emergencies within their local neighbourhood. • Other displays included magic shows for children with a road safety twist. Community chefs cooked up healthy eating ideas and a cocktail bar served up mocktails as an alternative to alcohol. A selection of emergency service and community safety vehicles were on display including a fire engine, police roads policing unit, ambulance, Reliance transporter, police 4x4s and Isle of Wight Council’s road safety trailer.


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LAGLOs as they are known, are a mix of police officers and police staff members who have special understanding and training on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Their role includes enhancing the relationship between the police and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in an effort to boost people’s trust and confidence in coming forward to report hate crime incidents. They also work to develop ways in which the constabulary can improve its service delivery. Set up in 1996, the role has already proved important in helping police in many inquiries, including two murder inquiries where LAGLOs were able to give informed advice on how

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to approach potential witnesses and informants. We have over 140 LAGLOs, located at all the main police stations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. LAGLOs are available to provide advice to their colleagues about crime investigations and to people who identify as LGBT. LAGLOs visit gay friendly venues frequently to help foster good relations with the community and listen to local concerns. We will treat any information you give sensitively and in confidence. For non-urgent advice, ask for the LAGLO in your specific area and a message can be left for them to contact you.


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”Visitors who spoke with me were very complimentary about the day and our work in general. Many other members of the public were also impressed with the event and the professionalism of all involved. I hope the experiences and opportunities at Saturday¹s event can enable residents to become more involved in our combined efforts to keep the Island safe. “Taking sensible precautions to protect your own home and possessions from thieves, and volunteering for a community safety initiative in your area, can make a huge difference to reducing crime and the fear of crime. Public support for local police and partner agencies is an essential element in warning criminals they will never be tolerated on our Island.” Superintendent Norman Mellors Isle of Wight police commander


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FIND YOUR WAY BACK TO WORK WITH JOBCENTRE PLUS

PART OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS JOB TITLE

General Bar and Reception Assistant

LOCATION

LOCATION

Freshwater

DESCRIPTION

We are recruiting versatile, reliable, professional and customer focused candidates to join our small team of staff. In house will be provided and you will work shifts either in the hotel reception or bar, but you must be prepared to work in both and not just one department. Given that the role is entirely customer focused, you must be well presented and be able to communicate to the highest possible standard with our much valued customers. Previous service experience would be useful although not essential. Meets National Minimum Wage

WAGES

DURATION

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5 or 6 days a week

JOB CENTRE PLUS REFERENCE NUMBER. HOW TO APPLY

NIW/11750 -Visit www.direct.gov.uk or call 01983 273747 to speak to an adviser quoting the reference number

JOB Charity TITLEFundraiser LOCATION

Newport

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Applicants must have enthusiasm and innovative ideas for activities. Must have relevant creative experience. Duties will be to provide a range of activities for residents, organising trips and outings, coordination of care staff and residents, liaising with relatives and ensuring health and safety is adhered to.

£6.50 per hr includes location premium

WAGES

20 PER WEEK, MON-FRI, 9:30AM1:30PM

DURATION

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DURATION

Permanent

RFM/6863 -Visit www.direct.gov.uk or call 01983 273747 to speak to an adviser quoting the reference number

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Support Worker JOB TITLE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

Must be 18+, due to personal care duties. Experience is desirable, however full training is provided. Duties include providing personal and domestic care to clients and support to people in the community, domestic help and administering medication. Must have a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle to visit clients.

NIW/11691 - Visit www.direct.gov.uk or call 01983 273747 to speak to an adviser quoting the reference number

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WAGES 14-20 hours every weekend, additional hours available during the week if required

Commis Chef JOB TITLE

LOCATION

Sandown

DESCRIPTION

Applicants must have experience of mass catering as you will be serving up to 200 guests. You must have an intermediate Food Hygiene certificate. Duties include preparing and cooking fresh produce from a set menu and all other related tasks as required.

Exceeds National Minimum Wage

£8.25 to £8.50 per hour

Meets National Minimum Wage

WAGES

Bembridge

Cowes, Freshwater, Niton and Newport Areas

To represent and support The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, work hours to suit and be well paid for your efforts. Canvassing locally and by in store promotions, your job is to introduce and sign up new members to this excellent and well received, life saving lottery. You must have excellent verbal communication skills. Previous utilities/sales/ field canvassing experience preferred but not essential, just enthusiasm and commitment. Full training and uniform provided, Must have own transport.

35 hours per week, 5 days over 7, between 9am – 6pm

JOBActivities TITLECo-ordinator

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Permanent

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NIW/11715- Visit www.direct.gov.uk or call 01983 273747 to speak to an adviser quoting the reference number

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Permanent

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Chef in Charge JOB TITLE

LOCATION

Ventnor

DESCRIPTION

Looking for a competent and experienced Chef/Cook with good organisational skills. Must have a minimum of NVQ level 2 or equivalent. Must be able to maintain our high style of quality cooking using fresh produce. Immediate start require

Exceeds National Minimum Wage Negotiable

WAGES

35 hours per week, 5 days over 7 between 8am -8pm

DURATION

Permanent

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