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Armistice Day Commemorated in Bay

Armistice Day Commemorated in Bay

Published: 11 Nov 21

Deputy Lord Lieutenant Caroline Peel, and Sandown Town Mayor Paddy Lightfoot, led commemorative events in Sandown on Armistice Day, ahead of Sunday's Remembrance Day services. Details of Sandown's Order of Service for Remembrance Day on 14 November, with residents gathering from after 10.15am, are available on the Town Council website, as are copies of the poppies. Read More...

Sandown and Lake Energise Me YOUth Project Launched

Sandown and Lake Energise Me YOUth Project Launched

Published: 1 Nov 21

Sandown and Lake are celebrating securing funding for a 6 month youth project in the Bay, and local Councillors launched the project at Sandown’s Broadway Centre, as part of National Youthwork Week, with Project Development Officer Julian Wadsworth MBE, of Community Action (IW). Read More...

Heritage and History

Heritage and History

Published: 1 Nov 21

Sandown Historical Association officially unveiled their ‘Sandown Chronicle’ restoration and digitalisation project on ‘National Make A Difference Day’ as part of a day of displays and dialogue, with local residents and councillors at Sandown Library. Read More...

Libraries, Learning and Literature

Libraries, Learning and Literature

Published: 25 Oct 21

Sandown Library celebrated Libraries Week this year with a drop‐in session from Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight offering help and advice to people hoping to stop smoking or lose weight, the launch of a new reading challenge for adults and the publication of new leaflets highlighting all the great services the library offers. Read More...

Sandown Supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Sandown Supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published: 25 Oct 21

SANDOWN Councillors, Broadway Centre users and police officers have stepped out to support the campaign to stop hate crime. To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which took place from October 9-16, officers from Shanklin Police Station, including PCSO Fiona Hyslop, visited the Broadway Centre in Broadway, Sandown. They spoke to local residents and Sandown mayor Paddy Lightfoot about what a hate crime is and how to report it, to raise awareness of the issue. Read More...

Sandown Takes Part in Restart a Heart

Sandown Takes Part in Restart a Heart

Published: 18 Oct 21

Sandown Town Council, with Waterside Pool’s Todd Miller, supported CPR training for over 30 volunteers and users of the Broadway Centre, as part of Restart A Heart Day’ and the Councils provision of Defibrillators at locations in the Town. Read More...

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Council's Carnival Commitment

Published: 14 Oct 21

Sandown Town Council confirmed its commitment to supporting Sandown Carnivals plans for the New Year’s Day firework event, with £6,000 support of the event, and starting discussion for the 2022 programme of events. Read More...

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Sandown's Summer Success

Published: 14 Oct 21

Sandown’s Green Town Volunteers have received South & South East England in Bloom’s prestigious Gold Award for 2021, following its success in 2020, together with being the winner of the Coastal Community (under 12,000 residents) category, and were presented with the Award by Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot. Read More...

Beach, Buoys and Blue Flag

Beach, Buoys and Blue Flag

Published: 12 Oct 21

Sandown Town Council have presented Todd Miller, Beach Manager of the Sandown Lifeguards Team, a commemorative mascot in recognition of the outstanding work of the team. They established the team at short notice after the Covid lockdown, and their end Read More...

Lighting Up Sandown

Lighting Up Sandown

Published: 12 Oct 21

Sandown Town Council have commissioned new decorative lighting along the High Street and esplanade, together with a new motif at the junction of High Street/Pier Street. In preparation for their arrival, we have already arranged for the removal of the existing lights (currently being undertaken). We expect to have all the lights installed before Christmas but are very dependent on timely delivery of the lights from the supplier. Read More...

Intention to Market Notification - Former Sandown Town Hall.

Intention to Market Notification - Former Sandown Town Hall.

Published: 28 Sep 21

The Isle of Wight Council, the registered owner of the former Sandown Town Hall, Grafton Street, has formerly given notice of its intention to dispose of the above premises which is listed as an asset of community value following nomination by Sandown Town Council in 2017. Read More...

A new era begins for Sandown’s public toilets

A new era begins for Sandown’s public toilets

Published: 11 Aug 21

After some delay, the new toilets at St Johns Road in Sandown have been opened. In a first for the Island, the pay per use toilets, will accept many forms of contactless payment methods (contactless cards, applepay, google pay etc) as well as coins. Offering a disabled accessible unit as well as a unisex cubicle, they are similar to the ones recently installed at Shanklin that have been well received. Well lit, ventilated and heated during the colder months, they will provide Sandown’s residents and visitors with high quality public toilets that will stand the test of time and contribute to making Sandown a better place. Read More...

Sandown’s Royal Visit and Commemoration

Sandown’s Royal Visit and Commemoration

Published: 30 Jul 21

Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot welcomed HRH Prince Michael of Kent to commemorate the Centenary of Sandown War Memorial, as well as the Island’s Lord Lieutenant Susie Sheldon, and the High Sheriff James Attrill DL. Read More...

Sandham Gardens Playpark Project

Sandham Gardens Playpark Project

Published: 14 Jul 21

Contractors are on site at Sandham Gardens Playpark, replacing the zip-wire and children’s swing that were damaged in 2020, as well as upgrading the rockers, installing sensory equipment and other minor improvements. Read More...

Bold Blueprint for Brighter Future

Bold Blueprint for Brighter Future

Published: 13 Jul 21

Members of Sandown Town Council met recently to discuss immediate priorities for the Town, as well as outline plans for the future priorities that the Town Council can take forward, and those that partner agencies or organisations lead on. A draft planning document has been produced that will be brought to full Council at the next meeting for further discussion / amendment and hopefully adoption. Read More...

Pier Street Toilets - Provision for Whitsun

Pier Street Toilets - Provision for Whitsun

Published: 28 May 21

Sandown Town Council have worked with the Isle of Wight Council to enable Pier Street Toilets in Sandown to be opened for Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekend, and have funded the remainder of the half-term week. Read More...

Further Damage at Eastern Gardens Toilets

Further Damage at Eastern Gardens Toilets

Published: 17 May 21

Eastern Gardens Public Toilets has been subject to further vandalism over the weekend, and the Town Council are working with contractors to maintain the provision, safely, for residents and visitors. This matter is on the Town Council agenda for tonight’s meeting. Read More...

Toilets at Eastern Gardens  Vandalised Overnight

Toilets at Eastern Gardens Vandalised Overnight

Published: 14 May 21

Sandown Town Council have had to close the public toilets at Eastern Gardens, Sandown, following overnight criminal damage. Read More...

Criminal Damage Cause Closure at Eastern Gardens Toilets

Criminal Damage Cause Closure at Eastern Gardens Toilets

Published: 22 Mar 21

Following damage overnight, at Eastern Gardens Toilets, Sandown, part of the block has been closed to the public pending repairs. Read More...

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St John's Toilets - Commencement of Works

Published: 18 Mar 21

St John's Toilets in Sandown, have been closed following recent damage and the commencement of a major reprovision of Toilets on the site. Town Mayor Gary Young said 'Following public meetings and a recent survey of residents, the reprovision has started, with a planned programme of work due for completion early in May'. Read More...

Defibrillator at Broadway Centre

Defibrillator at Broadway Centre

Published: 18 Mar 21

Following additional funding secured during the filming of a Britbox project and back office income, Sandown Town Council have taken forward the provision of a defibrillator at the Centre before user groups start returning to the Centre later this year, once guidance permits. Read More...

Sandown Launch Convenience Consultation

Sandown Launch Convenience Consultation

Published: 27 Jan 21

Sandown Town Council have asked residents to help design the proposed new Public Toilets planned for Eastern Gardens, following the commissioning of the new Toilet block planned for St John's Road for later in the spring. Read More...

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Sandown's Budget Consultation

Published: 25 Jan 21

Sandown Town Council have launched a Budget consultation, ahead of their planned virtual meeting in February, and following recent notification of the removal of the support grant and reduction in council tax base which will have a significant impact on resources for 2021-22. Read More...

Sandham Accessibility Initiative

Sandham Accessibility Initiative

Published: 22 Jan 21

Sandown Town Council are welcoming the installation of the new dropped kerbs at the entrance of Sandham Gardens and Grounds, on Culver Parade. Read More...

Vandalism and Anti-Social Behavior In Bay

Vandalism and Anti-Social Behavior In Bay

Published: 22 Jan 21

Residents in the Bay have been subject to a wave of vandalism and anti-social behaviour since the start of the recent lockdown, with local Councils bearing the brunt of the costs of repair and replacement. Sandown Town Council have seen on-going graffiti and damage at its Sandham Gardens play area and skatepark, as well as it's St John's Road Toilets. Read More...

Town Council Commisions New Public Conveniences

Town Council Commisions New Public Conveniences

Published: 17 Dec 20

Sandown Town Council met on Monday 14th December, and members unanimously voted to take forward the re-provision of Public Toilets at St John’s Road, to include a state-of-the-art accessible toilet, alongside a unisex toilet Read More...

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Sandown's Seasonal Celebrations Start

Published: 11 Dec 20

Island High Sheriff Mrs Caroline Peel joined Sandown Mayor Gary Young and Deputy Mayor Paul Brading, Father Jonathan Hall and Rev Mark Williams at a seasonal blessing of the Town's Christmas Tree, unveiling of a special 'advent calendar' using the windows of the library to display seasonal drawings produced by children from the Bay School. Read More...

Remembrance Service 2020

Remembrance Service 2020

Published: 7 Nov 20

A socially distanced Service of Remembrance was held earlier this week, at the Memorial on Sandown Esplanade. The annual service, held under coronavirus guidelines, was led by Rev Mark Williams and Rev Tony Richards, and attended by the Sandown Town Mayor, Gary Young, and other Councillors. Read More...

Council Considers Conveniences Choice

Council Considers Conveniences Choice

Published: 31 Oct 20

Sandown Town Council are taking forward the reprovision of Public Toilets, at Eastern Gardens and St Johns Road, following the receipt of 6 expressions of interest from potential providers. Read More...

Parish Ponders Playpark Possibilities

Parish Ponders Playpark Possibilities

Published: 31 Oct 20

Sandown Town Councillors are listening to the views of users of Steven Jenkins Playpark, as well as consulting local school students and the wider community, following damage to the childrens’ swing, zipwire and 2 sprung animals – one incident required the local fire service to cut an adult from the swing, with the adult not repairing the damage or contacting the local council. Read More...

Sandown Supports Psychological Serial

Sandown Supports Psychological Serial

Published: 16 Oct 20

Sandown’s Broadway Centre, Los Altos Park and The Heights are being used as the backdrop for the filming of a forthcoming TV adaptation of Nicholas Blake’s The Beast Must Die, which will be shown over 5 parts on Britbox in 2021. Read More...

Anti-Social Behaviour Causes Closure of Children

Anti-Social Behaviour Causes Closure of Children's Swings

Published: 11 Jul 20

Sandown Town Council have closed off the Children Swing Area of the Steven Jenkins Playpark (NB the rest of the playpark remains open), following damage to the swings on Friday 10th July, requiring emergency services to cut out adult from the swings. Read More...

Sandown Playground Re-Opens

Sandown Playground Re-Opens

Published: 4 Jul 20

Councillors from Sandown Town Council litter picked and carried out maintenance work to ensure the Steven Jenkins Playground was open for families on Saturday 4th July 2020. Read More...

Ongoing Work

Ongoing Work

Published: 25 Jun 20

Sandown Town Council have remotely taken forward further Town Improvements, continued with preparations to open up further public amenities following the change in national Covid 19 guidance, and responded to recent planning issues, as well as reports of anti-social behaviour in the town. Read More...

Sandown Raising Standards

Sandown Raising Standards

Published: 9 Jun 20

Sandown Town Council has received the prestigious Seaside Award for 2020, in recognition of the investment the Town has made in maintaining local amenities such as the Public Toilets, as well as the partnership work with organisations such as Green Towns, Regatta and Carnival. Read More...

Sandham Gardens

Sandham Gardens

Published: 29 May 20

Sandown Town Council are continuing to monitor the services it provides, as well as amenities maintained during the pandemic, taking account of evolving guidance, following the recent re-opening of the Public Toilets at Eastern Gardens, Yaverland and St Johns. Read More...

Public Toilets Re-Open

Public Toilets Re-Open

Published: 23 May 20

Following the relaxation of national guidance, and extensive discussions with contractors and other stakeholders, Sandown Town Council have decided to re-open the Public Toilets (Yaverland, Eastern Gardens and St Johns) on Saturday 23rd May 2020, from 9am to 6pm in the first instance. Read More...

Statement from Sandown Town Council

Statement from Sandown Town Council

Published: 15 May 20

Sandown Town Council, following updated guidance from the Government and Local Authority, have agreed to work with contractors to prepare to open local amenities over the coming weeks and months, should circumstances allow. Read More...

VE Day@75 - The Bay Remembers

VE Day@75 - The Bay Remembers

Published: 7 May 20

The Mayors, and Councils, of Sandown and Shanklin have worked together to encourage residents to continue to follow the public health guidance, and also take time, safely, to commemorate and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020. Read More...

Updated Statement from Town Council

Updated Statement from Town Council

Published: 26 Mar 20

Sandown Town Council are continuing to support the Coronavirus Helpline (01983 823600) and the guidance being provided to the local community, and are providing the Community Hub for the Bay. Read More...

Sandown Town Council Public Notice

Sandown Town Council Public Notice

Published: 17 Mar 20

Members of Sandown Town Council have taken the decision to close the Broadway Centre, with immediate effect, following the announcements made by the Government on Monday, 16 March 2020 at 6:00 pm. Read More...

Sandown Town Council  - Press Release - Council Champions Consultation

Sandown Town Council - Press Release - Council Champions Consultation

Published: 2 Mar 20

Sandown Town Council are working with local IW Councillors to agree full consultation and communication regarding potential proposals for the future of Dinosaur Island, as part of an on-going development of Sandham Gardens and the surrounding area. Read More...

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) - Have your Say

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) - Have your Say

Published: 25 Feb 20

The Isle of Wight Council will be at Sandown Town Council offices on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 12 noon until 1:00 pm for you to have your say on Public Spaces Protection Order. Read More...

Bell Brings Back ‘Blighty’ Memories

Bell Brings Back ‘Blighty’ Memories

Published: 19 Feb 20

A historic Bell, from HMS Sandown, was discovered during the recent renovation of the Broadway Centre, as well as other artefacts, and they will form part of a feature commemorating and celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in May 2020. Read More...

 Katrina and ‘Waves’ Back Broadway Health Projects

Katrina and ‘Waves’ Back Broadway Health Projects

Published: 17 Feb 20

Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at the Broadway Centre Sandown. Read More...

Sandown’s Broadway Centre Will Soon Be Blooming

Sandown’s Broadway Centre Will Soon Be Blooming

Published: 17 Feb 20

Valentine’s Day was celebrated by the Town Council with a tree planting in the grounds of the Broadway Centre. Read More...

Council Consults on Budget

Council Consults on Budget

Published: 30 Jan 20

The Consultation is located in the reception at the Broadway Centre, from 9am to Noon (staff will be available to answer questions), week days until Friday 7th February, with information collected used to help shape the Budget meeting on Monday 24th February. Read More...

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Tap's Tenth Tribute

Published: 28 Jan 20

Sandown Mayor Gary Young presented Kevin Barclay-Jay (Landlord) of Sandown’s Tap Public House, on Avenue Road, with a special certificate to celebrate his 10th year as landlord and licensee. Read More...

Commonwealth War Grave Commemoration

Commonwealth War Grave Commemoration

Published: 27 Jan 20

Sandown Town Council commemorated the Centenary of the death of Corporal A J Hamm, at Sandown Christ Church Churchyard on Monday 27th January 2020. Read More...

Sandown Celebrates Green Town Success

Sandown Celebrates Green Town Success

Published: 22 Jan 20

Sandown Green Towns present the Mayor with the South East England in Bloom Silver Gilt Award in recognition of the Town’s success in these prestigious awards Read More...

Public Meeting - Monday, 20 January 2020

Public Meeting - Monday, 20 January 2020

Published: 13 Jan 20

PUBLIC MEETING to be held Monday, 20 January 2020 at 7:00 PM - Main Hall, The Broadway Centre, 1 Broadway, Sandown. Read More...

Country File Award

Country File Award

Published: 14 May 19

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Sandown Honour Trail

Published: 19 Mar 19

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