News and Events

Sandown Supports National Heart Day

Sandown Supports National Heart Day

Published: 19 Feb 24

Line dancers and councillors from Sandown celebrated ‘National Heart Month’, on Valentines Day with the publication of a Map of all defibrillators in Sandown, part of the new Sandown Guide, to be delivered to every household in the town this Spring. Alan Jones, Editor of the guide said, “Thanks to Sandown Town Council, and local businesses, for their support in producing the 4th guide with 48 pages including more information and content than before”. The Map can be updated as new locations are added in the future, and highlight’s locations of publicly available defibrillators, including those at The Broadway Centre, Sandown Library, as well as at other popular locations. Read More...

Fire-Fighter

Fire-Fighter's Forty Years

Published: 8 Feb 24

Sandown Firefighter, and Watch Manager, Keith Cook received a special framed certificate, signed by current Town Mayor Alex Lightfoot and 1984 Mayor Heather Humby, recognising his 41 years of dedicated service to the residents of Sandown and the Isle of Wight, at a special event attended by former Mayors and the Islands High Sheriff, Mrs Dawn Haig-Thomas. Read More...

Charity Celebrates Conservation Centre

Charity Celebrates Conservation Centre

Published: 6 Feb 24

Sandown’s Wildheart Animal Sanctuary welcomed local supporters to the official opening of the Crayfish Conservation Centre, with Sandown Mayor Alex Lightfoot cutting the ceremonial ribbon. The Sanctuary, a registered Charity, aims to make a meaningful impact on the health of the natural world while actively improving the well-being of animals in human care, and the Trust currently provides funding and technical support to in-situ conservation programmes for tigers in India, lemurs in Madagascar and native species here in the UK; it is hoped Britain’s only native crayfish species will thrive at the centre, and will contribute to the Trust’s 'Southern Chalkstreams' project. Read More...

Royals Remembered

Royals Remembered

Published: 6 Feb 24

Sandown & District Historical Association, working with Shanklin VYCC, have launched the first cut of a new Growing Up In The Bay (www.guitb.co.uk) Film, highlighting the link between the Monarchy and the Isle of Wight, focussing on the Bay. Read More...

Place Plan public launch provides insight into future of the Bay area

Place Plan public launch provides insight into future of the Bay area

Published: 9 Jan 24

The town and parish councils of Lake, Sandown and Shanklin, in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, have formally launched the Bay Area Place Plan at a public meeting in Sandown. The 98-page report comprises three main sections: principles and values, spatial strategy and themes and topics, including highlighting potential investment and civic opportunities for the three Bay area communities. Read More...

Isle of Wight Council Press Release - Bay Area Town and Parish Councils formally launch Bay Area Place Plan

Isle of Wight Council Press Release - Bay Area Town and Parish Councils formally launch Bay Area Place Plan

Published: 4 Jan 24

The town and parish councils of Sandown, Shanklin and Lake, in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, will formally launch the Bay Area Place Plan at a public meeting at the Broadway Centre, Sandown on the 8th January 2024. Read More...

Christ Church Carol Concert Cheers Congregation

Christ Church Carol Concert Cheers Congregation

Published: 21 Dec 23

Sandown's Christ Church hosted a seasonal Carol Concert with Sandon and Shanklin Military Band, with the packed congregation singing along to a medley of carols with festive songs, following their successful evening at St Paul's in Shanklin. Read More...

Seasonal Sandown Shop-Window Success

Seasonal Sandown Shop-Window Success

Published: 15 Dec 23

Sandown Town Mayor, along with fellow Town Councillors, presented Guys & Dolls with the traditional Trophy and framed certificate recognising their success in Sandown’s Seasonal Shop Window competition; organised with the help of Sandown Community Association. Read More...

Warm Space Projects Extended

Warm Space Projects Extended

Published: 13 Dec 23

Local Councillors, parishioners and volunteers joined together to support the continuation of Warm Spaces in the Bay, located at Shanklin's Age Concern, co-ordinated by volunteer Heather Whitchurch, and Sandown's Christ Church, with Rev Mark Williams and Sandown Mayor Cllr Alex Lightfoot attending events at both Warm Spaces. Read More...

Town Council Supports Crime Prevention Day

Town Council Supports Crime Prevention Day

Published: 8 Dec 23

Officers from the South Wight NPT held a Crime Prevention day at The Broadway Centre offering advice and help with Scams, Fraud & staying safe online, joined by local councillors and users of Sandown's Broadway Centre. Read More...

International Day Marked in Sandown

International Day Marked in Sandown

Published: 8 Dec 23

Sandown Town Council marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in December, with the start of work on its’ Changing Places facility at Eastern Gardens, Sandown, with internal and external work planned over the Winter, with a formal opening in the Spring. Read More...

New Crew-Member Launches Lifeboat Xmas Fundraiser

New Crew-Member Launches Lifeboat Xmas Fundraiser

Published: 30 Nov 23

New Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat crew member, Blossom Kelly (aged 21 weeks), helped launch the Charity's Annual Xmas fundraising event alongside Sandown Mayor Alex Lightfoot, councillors, crew members and festive fundraisers at the Broadway Centre. Read More...

 Purple Partnership Promotes Project

Purple Partnership Promotes Project

Published: 15 Nov 23

Purple Partnership Promotes Project Sandown Celebrated Purple Tuesday working with representatives of the Wave Project, and local lifeguard service, to promote projects to improve accessibility in Sandown, including the development of the Changing Places initiative. Read More...

Green Towns Remembrance Display

Green Towns Remembrance Display

Published: 7 Nov 23

Award winning Sandown Green Town Volunteers Crafters Group unveiled their Remembrance Day Shop Window display with guests Town Mayor Alex Lightfoot, and Town Councillors Heather Humby and Frank Baldry. The knitted display of poppies, with wreaths in memory of fallen service personnel and animals, as well as peace, is located near the High Street/York Road junction. Read More...

Attempted Arson at Accessible Toilet

Attempted Arson at Accessible Toilet

Published: 1 Nov 23

Public Toilets at Eastern Gardens, Sandown, were subjected to an attempted Arson at the weekend, with a fire damaging the Accessible Unit, resulting in the Fire Service being called out and damaging the electrics of the £200,000 facility. Read More...

Popular Play Park Plans Progress

Popular Play Park Plans Progress

Published: 23 Oct 23

Sandown Town Council recently repaired and repainted the ramps at the Sandham Grounds Skatepark, following consultation with local users of the park. The town council has also helped support an Autumn programme of activity from IW Community Action, and have allocated resources to match fund a potentially significant PlayZone project. Read More...

Sandown Secures Information Grant

Sandown Secures Information Grant

Published: 17 Oct 23

Sandown Community Association, in partnership with Sandown Town Council and other agencies, has secured a £30,000 SWR Customer & Communities Improvement Fund grant to develop accessibility in Sandown, including accessible toilets to be provided by Sandown Town Council, with accessible beach safety service; Providing information screens at Sandown Railway Station and Sandown Library to provide public transport and community information; and linking to the 6,000 guide publications for residents and visitors to Sandown produced by the Association. Read More...

Council Consultation Commences

Council Consultation Commences

Published: 10 Oct 23

Sandown Town Council have launched their annual budget Consultation with an on-line survey, hard copies in Sandown Library and at the Broadway Centre, as well as QR code links on posters in shops and businesses around the Town, and on Town Council buildings. The Survey, which can be accessed via the Town Council’s website, includes sections on funding towards IW Councils’ Planning Service, as well as the Town Council’s Beach Service, Sandham Grounds and Youth Initiatives, as well as taking forward projects previously prioritised by residents. Read More...

Sandown Supports St Mary

Sandown Supports St Mary's.

Published: 27 Sep 23

Sandown Afternoon Townswomen Guild held a very successful fundraising Coffee Morning in aid of the Friends of St Mary's raising over £270. Read More...

Town Council Recognises Beach Safety Team

Town Council Recognises Beach Safety Team

Published: 13 Sep 23

Sandown's Town Mayor, Cllr Alex Lightfoot presented members of the Sandown Beach Lifeguard Team with framed certificates recognising their contribution to Beach Safety in Sandown during 2023, as well as their part in securing the coveted Blue Flag Award for the third successive summer. Read More...

Job Vacancy - Caretaker Role

Job Vacancy - Caretaker Role

Published: 30 Jun 23

CARETAKER ROLE 25 hours per week NJC SCP6 £21,968 pro-rated (£10.42 ph) The closing date for applications is noon 14 July 2023. A CV with a covering letter should be sent to: Email: clerks@sandowntowncouncil.gov.uk Read More...

Sandham Grounds Skatepark – Temporary Closure

Sandham Grounds Skatepark – Temporary Closure

Published: 22 Jun 23

The Skatepark at Sandown Grounds are being temporarily closed for maintenance, from Monday 26 June 2023 to Monday 3 July 2023, in order for the equipment to be available for the summer season and to enable the planned programme of activity. Read More...

Summer Safety Station Serviced

Summer Safety Station Serviced

Published: 12 Jun 23

Sandown Mayor Alex Lightfoot, Deputy Mayor Ian Fletcher were on hand to help Lifeguard Manager Todd Miller prepare the Sandown Lifeguard Station for installation on the sea-front ahead of the July 1st to August 31st Service, with the Lifeguards having additional amenities, such as Accessible Adult and Junior wheelchairs, to add to the high standard of service provided in recent seasons. Read More...

Sandown Conservation Area Management Plan published

Sandown Conservation Area Management Plan published

Published: 6 Jun 23

A new plan to help enhance the architectural and historical features of Sandown, tackle some of the town's worst derelict sites and improve the public realm, has been published. The Isle of Wight Council, working with Sandown Town Council, has launched the Sandown Conservation Area Management Plan, following public consultation, community engagement events, and contributions from stakeholder groups. Full Details can be found on the Regeneration Page Read More...

Sandown beach to fly Blue Flag and Seaside Award with pride this summer

Sandown beach to fly Blue Flag and Seaside Award with pride this summer

Published: 17 May 23

Awards recognise and celebrate country’s best beaches as international Blue Flag celebrates its 36th year Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of the prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for summer 2023, and among them Sandown beach. This year Sandown has again met the high standard required to be awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award. Read More...

ANZAC Day Commemorated

ANZAC Day Commemorated

Published: 27 Apr 23

Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot laid a wreath to commemorate ANZAC Day (25 April) at Christ Church, following a brief service conducted by Rev Mark Williams, of Christ Church, Sandown and St Pauls, Shanklin. ANZAC Day is a National day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, ‘who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served". Read More...

Sandown Remembers

Sandown Remembers

Published: 13 Apr 23

Reverend Mark Williams led a service to commemorate the memory of Petty Officer William Charles Wyke, who was killed when the ship he served on, HMS Beverly, was sunk by a German U-Boat on 11 April 1943, 80 years ago Read More...

Eastern Gardens Conveniences Opened

Eastern Gardens Conveniences Opened

Published: 24 Mar 23

Sandown Town Council’s new public toilet and shower amenity has been opened by Town Mayor Paddy Lightfoot, representatives of Sandown Sprint, Lisa Hollyhead Sight for Wight Chief Executive, and local Town Councillors. Read More...

Guild

Guild's Grand Gathering

Published: 16 Mar 23

Sandown's Afternoon Townwomen's Guild, one of the country's oldest and formed in 1932, welcomed national Federation Chair Penny Ryan to a gathering at Sandown's Broadway Centre, for an afternoon of celebration, congratulations and cake. St John's Church Sandown, saw the first meeting of the guild on March 10 1932, with the shared priorities of comradeship and friendship, practical things like cookery and sewing, and links to the Town. Read More...

Longterm Lifeguard Legacy

Longterm Lifeguard Legacy

Published: 1 Mar 23

Sandown Town Councillors celebrated the development of a longer term beach safety strategy, working with Todd Miller, national trainer and manager of the local service. Read More...

Temporary Closure Of Sandham Grounds Skate Park

Temporary Closure Of Sandham Grounds Skate Park

Published: 20 Jan 23

Sandown Town Council have temporarily closed Sandham Grounds Skatepark for emergency maintenance and to address health & safety concerns MONDAY 23 JANUARY 2023 – FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2023 The Skatepark is planned to be closed from Monday 23 January 2023 to Friday 27 January 2023; and the planned closure is to avoid a longer closure if equipment is damaged. Read More...

RLSS - Ryde

RLSS - Ryde's Lifesaving Swimming Success

Published: 17 Jan 23

Sandown are celebrating the national success of their Blue Flag winning Beach Manager Todd Miller, recently awarded National Trainer Assessor status by the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society), one of only 5 nationally to receive the Award at the December presentation, and possibly the only Islander to be recognised by the Award. Read More...

Councils Combine Back Office

Councils Combine Back Office

Published: 17 Jan 23

Lake Parish and Sandown Town Council are embarking on an innovative initiative to share back office support, whilst maintaining their individual and independent statuses, to reduce future cost pressures and support shared commitment to a Bay Place Plan, and joint projects such as youth service provision. Read More...

Lights Launched with Festive Fun

Lights Launched with Festive Fun

Published: 14 Dec 22

Carols, mince pies, mulled wine, and Christmas jumpers were the feature of the official switching on of Sandown's festive light display, alongside a library window exhibition of seasonal designs by local school children. Read More...

Festive Fayre Fundraiser

Festive Fayre Fundraiser

Published: 6 Dec 22

The annual Christmas Fundraiser for Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, held at Sandown's Broadway Centre, provided a backdrop for the awarding of a special awards to volunteer lifeboat crew and fundraiser Janet O'Mara by Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot, and Coxswain Mark Birch. Read More...

Eastern Gardens Project Progresses

Eastern Gardens Project Progresses

Published: 11 Nov 22

The £200,000 project to re-provide public toilets at Eastern Gardens, Sandown, has progressed with the delivery of the new accessible block, including baby changing facilities, public showers, and contactless payment system. Sandown Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot said ‘We’ve been able to adapt the original proposals to include the comments made by partner agencies, and we will be discussing other improvements at our November meeting of the Town Council’. Read More...

Sandown Cenotaph Services

Sandown Cenotaph Services

Published: 8 Nov 22

Plans for Sandown’s Remembrance Day Service, on Sunday 13 November, are in place. Subject to the weather, residents are asked to start assembling from 10.15 am, with the service commencing at 10.45 am Read More...

Warm Space for Sandown Residents

Warm Space for Sandown Residents

Published: 31 Oct 22

Christ Church, on Sandown Broadway, and Sandown Town Council have combined to provide a Warm Space for local residents, on Monday’s between 11am and 3pm, for the Winter months. The Church will be open weekly from 31 October, with volunteers providing support and a drop-in facility, with hot soup for all that pop in. Read More...

Council Consults on Costs

Council Consults on Costs

Published: 21 Oct 22

Sandown Town Council have continued their commitment to consult residents on their budget considerations for 2023 onwards, with on-line and in-person events, as well as an outline of key projects delivered and summary of current costs circulated to all residents in the recent Sandown Guide publication. Read More...

Town Toilets Transformed

Town Toilets Transformed

Published: 20 Oct 22

Sandown’s latest toilet reprovision project, at Eastern Gardens, has started with the removal of the railings and preparation work for the siting of the new toilet block, including accessible toilet and showers. The project costs in excess of £200,000, and councillors are in the process of consulting on the 2023/24 Budget, including the possible reprovision of a further public convenience in the Town. Read More...

Press Release - Heart Care Day Recognised

Press Release - Heart Care Day Recognised

Published: 29 Sep 22

Sandown Town Councillors, with members of the Beach Safety Team, helped champion world heart care day this week by raising awareness of the network of defibrillators in the Town, as well as unveil plans for a new Defibrillator at St John's Car Park. Read More...

Mourning Information

Mourning Information

Published: 13 Sep 22

Sandown Town Council is working with Christ Church and the IOW Council, to coordinate tributes and condolences from the community of Sandown following the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Read More...

The Passing of Her Majesty, The Queen

The Passing of Her Majesty, The Queen

Published: 9 Sep 22

The councillors and officers of Sandown Town Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, the Queen and extend their heartfelt condolences to members of the Royal Family at this time. We remember with immense gratitude her lifetime of service to the country and the Commonwealth, and her time spent in Sandown and on the Island. The flag at the War Memorial has been set to half-mast where it will remain throughout the national period of mourning. God save the King. Read More...

Budget 20233/2024 Consultation Dates

Budget 20233/2024 Consultation Dates

Published: 8 Sep 22

An important part of setting our budget is hearing from residents and businesses how they think the tax paid to Sandown Town Council should be spent. There will be a number of ways that you can do this: • On-line survey: 26/09/22 - 04/11/22. • Consultation at the Broadway Centre: 22/10/22 - 10am - 4pm. • Consultation at the Library: 20/10/22 9:30am - 12:30pm. • Contacting your councillors - details can be found on the website. The draft budget will be presented to the meeting of the Town Council on the 21 November 2022. The budget has to be finalised at the meeting of the Town Council on Monday 6th Feb 2023 Read More...

Town Council Recognises Beach Safety Team

Town Council Recognises Beach Safety Team

Published: 5 Sep 22

Sandown's Town Mayor, Cllr Paddy Lightfoot presented members of the Sandown Beach Lifeguard Team with framed certificates recognising their contribution to Beach Safety in Sandown during 2023, as well as their part in securing the coveted Blue Flag Award for the second successive summer Read More...

Police and Crime Commissioner Visits Sandown

Police and Crime Commissioner Visits Sandown

Published: 31 Aug 22

Sandown Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot welcomed Hants & IW Police & Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, and deputy Terry Norton, on a fact-finding visit to Sandown, seeing first-hand the impact of anti-social behaviour on the derelict hotels on the seafront and in the Town. Read More...

Beach wheelchairs available for hire

Beach wheelchairs available for hire

Published: 25 Aug 22

Special 'all-terrain' wheelchairs are now available on Sandown seafront to enable people with mobility difficulties or physical disabilities to enjoy the sun, sea and sand to the full. Read More...

Christ Church Celebration & Commemoration

Christ Church Celebration & Commemoration

Published: 27 Jul 22

Christ Church, on Sandown Broadway, have celebrated a successful 175th Anniversary exhibition, with Sandown and District Historical Society providing artefacts for the display and the archaeological dive society for permission to use their report on the SS Venezuela wreck, the exhibition attracted countless visitors and local school children. Read More...

Medals Mark Meritious Mariners

Medals Mark Meritious Mariners

Published: 27 Jul 22

Mrs Kay Marriott, the Island's High Sheriff, presented the crew of Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medal, accompanied by Sandown Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot, with volunteers and family members of the Independent Lifeboat. Read More...

Sandown Remembers Falklands Conflict

Sandown Remembers Falklands Conflict

Published: 17 Jun 22

Sandown remembered the sacrifices made during the Falklands War and commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the end of the conflict, with a small service of remembrance conducted by Rev Williams, with wreath laying led by Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot. Read More...

Sandown Jubilee Events

Sandown Jubilee Events

Published: 10 Jun 22

Sandown celebrated Jubilee weekend with a series of events and activities, including a Jubilee Jive at the Broadway Centre, presentation of commemorative mugs to Bay CE Primary School Pupils, an historical exhibition with Sandown Historical Association, a special celebration church service attended by the Island's Lord Lieutenant, the unveiling of an accessible garden project, events with the local TWG, as well as supporting the Community Association's Big Picnic at Brown's. Read More...

Partnership Projects and Proposals

Partnership Projects and Proposals

Published: 6 Jun 22

Sandown Town Council are leading a community bid to provide additional activities and support for vulnerable residents of the Bay, with the Town Council’s working party working to develop a support network for the community. Read More...

Platinum Project Pupils Praised

Platinum Project Pupils Praised

Published: 27 May 22

Sandown Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot and Rev Mark Williams commended pupils from the Bay CE Primary School for their commemorative mug designs, and a Jubilee Flag, which have been supported by Sandown Town Council, and will be distributed to the children at the school for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Read More...

Sandown Secures Second Summer Sucess

Sandown Secures Second Summer Sucess

Published: 13 May 22

Sandown are celebrating the award of the internationally prestigious Blue Flag award for the second year in succession. This internationally recognised accreditation has been awarded in recognition of the investment that the Town has made in Beach safety, with newly appointed IW High Sheriff, Mrs Kay Marriott JP, presenting the Flag to Sandown’s reappointed Town Mayor Cllr Paddy Lightfoot. Read More...

ANZAC Day Remembered

ANZAC Day Remembered

Published: 29 Apr 22

Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot laid a wreath to commemorate ANZAC Day (25 April) at Sandown's war Memorial, following a brief service conducted by Rev Mark Williams, of Christ Church and St Pauls. Read More...

Sandown Launch Conservation Consultation

Sandown Launch Conservation Consultation

Published: 16 Feb 22

Councillors from Sandown Town Council supported the public consultation on the management of the Sandown Conservation Area, with the event run by the IW Council and Murphy Associates, and part funded by a grant. Read More...

Light Hearted Line Dance Launch

Light Hearted Line Dance Launch

Published: 16 Feb 22

Line dancers at Sandown’s Broadway Centre helped launch projects to celebrate the programme of Platinum Jubilee events being planned for the Town, with a light hearted line dance on Valentine’s Day, involving the Sandown Mayor Paddy Lightfoot and Christchurch’s Rev Mark Williams and lined dancers wearing heart themed costumes and Read More...

Consultation on the Management of the Conservation Area

Consultation on the Management of the Conservation Area

Published: 31 Jan 22

"Drop-in Event" 4 February 2022, 2:30 - 19:00, The Broadway Centre Sandown. Read More...

Council Consultation Commences

Council Consultation Commences

Published: 21 Dec 21

Sandown Town Council have launched a public consultation to help inform the 2022/23 Budget, as well as identify priorities for residents. Read More...

Council

Council's Christmas Celebrations

Published: 10 Dec 21

Sandown Town Council have completed the commissioning of new decorative lighting in time for Christmas, arranged for the installation of the Christmas Tree and lights near to the library before Small Business Saturday, as well as supporting a range of festive fun events. Read More...

Memorial Memories Marked

Memorial Memories Marked

Published: 8 Dec 21

Sandown Town Mayor Paddy Lightfoot, IW RBL President Ian Ward BEM and Christchurch Rev Mark Williams marked the contribution made by pupils from the Bay CE Primary School, Sandown, to the recent Armistice and Remembrance Day Commemorative events, as well as the Centenary of Sandown War Memorial, presenting pupils with special DVD's and certificates. Read More...

Fun and Fundraising for Lifeboat

Fun and Fundraising for Lifeboat

Published: 3 Dec 21

Island High Sheriff James Attrill DL, Sandown Town Mayor Paddy Lightfoot joined the crew and fundraisers from Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, to launch the first Christmas Fayre to raise funds for the Independent Lifeboat. Members of the Lifeboat Crew, Richard Burns, Darren Sands and Stephen Woodhams, all received surprise awards and medals recognising their long service as members of the voluntary crew. Read More...

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...

Council

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...

Sandown

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...

St John

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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