We have just learnt that Havenstreet has won the Medium Village Category in the 2014 Best Kept Village competition. Congratulations to all Havenstreet residents.
The awards ceremony is on 25th September, when the overall winner will be announced – it could be Havenstreet again !
The IOW Steam Railway are again offering the residents of Havenstreet and Ashey a discount for the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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The AGM of the Parish Council and the Annual Parish Meeting is on 8 May 2014
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The IOW Steam Railway is again making their season ticket offer available to Havenstreet and Ashey residents.
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The Isle of Wight Council election for the Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands ward has been won by Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Councilor, Conrad Gauntlet (Conservative). He polled 287 votes. Second was the previous Councillor, Vanessa Churchman (Independent),with 249; third Kim Joyce (UKIP) with 194, and fourth Malcom Ross (Lib Dem), with 129.
Former Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Councillor, Bob Blezzard (Independent) also won the Sandown North seat.
Chair, Veronica Hattersley, on behalf of the Parish Council, extends congratulations to Conrad and Bob on their successes, and wishes to thank Vanessa for all her hard work for Havenstreet and Ashey during her tenure as ward Councillor.
VOLUNTEER BUS DRIVERS NEEDED
Do you have a few hours a week to spare to contribute to the “Big Society” as a Volunteer Bus Driver in the Havenstreet and Wootton Bridge area? We are looking for people to take on this important role from September 2012. Previous experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given leading to the award of a PSV licence.
for more information, please contact:
Val Cooper, Parish Clerk, Wootton Bridge Parish Council – Tel: 01983 884555
Rachel Brown, Parish Clerk, Havenstreet & Ashey Parish Council – Tel: 01983 245904
Isle of Wight Steam Railway successfully applied for funding from the LEADER fund to improve facilities at two termini. the official opening of Wootton Station improvements took place a few weeks ago, and today was the turn of the Smallbrook Junction building, opened by Chris Green.
Chris is a legend within the railway industry. It was he who “found” the funding to build Smallbrook Junction Station when the Steam Railway was extended eastwards by 3.5 miles. The construction of the station was a challenge because of the total lack of road or footpath access to the site. All building materials and engineering plant had to be brought by rail from Havenstreet. Chris formally opened the new station on Saturday 20th July 1991. After privatisation of the railways in 1994, Chris briefly left the industry, but returned to head up Virgin Trains for Richard Branson. Although now retired, Chris is still very active within the railway industry, undertaking various projects. He is also one of the Patrons of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Who better to re-open the Station Building, 21 years on?
As you can see, the opening coincided with the Steam railway’s Thomas the Tank Engine event, and guests travelled back to Havenstreet Station on a very friendly train!