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Men’s Sheds – Changing Lives We look upon a ‘Shed’ as a collective noun for a group of men working towards a common goal. Our shed is primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at men aged 50+. There are many reasons why you may want to join our shed. It may be because you are retired and have time to ﬁll. You may currently be unemployed and need that ‘boost’ to gain conﬁdence and skills. You may have a long term medical condition that stops you from carrying out regular work. Whatever the reason, when you walk through the door, you are a ‘Shedder’ and will be welcome in whichever capacity you wish to be involved. A shed can be located anywhere, not just in a workshop. It can be in a school, part of another community group, in a church hall or even in a back garden. Our shed is based on the Turf Walk in Totland during the Summer and then at Fort Victoria in the Winter. The important thing is that the men get to work on projects together. Why do men come to our Sheds? “Good to get out regularly for social interactions” ” It makes me […]
The Royal Solent Yacht Club The Royal Solent Yacht Club is located on the seafront next to Yarmouth Pier and enjoys unrivalled views of the Western Solent. With excellent Bar and Catering facilities, visiting yachtsmen and visitors from affiliated clubs and other RYA clubs are always welcome. The Club also organises a wide range of onshore activities, such as Golf, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Scrabble, Backgammon, Scottish Country Dancing, Film Nights and Talks, mainly during the winter months. The Yacht Club is also the venue for Women’s Institute on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm onwards. (call 01983 524716 for further details) How to become a member
Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. Step inside and discover the atmospheric recreation of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and see the exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which the castle overlooks. This was the last and most sophisticated addition to Henry VIII’s coastal defences; it was completed after his death in 1547, with the first new-style ‘arrowhead’ artillery bastion built in England. Click Here for Prices & Opening Times
The Cow Co Restaurant and Bar is one of the most highly recommended places to eat on the Isle of Wight; serving a delicious Beef & Dairy inspired menu, set against the backdrop of a stylishly converted Swiss barn at Tapnell Farm. We offer diners a wide choice of both meat and vegetarian options, for lunches and evening meals. Our vibrant rustic restaurant, and fully-licensed bar, are a great place to meet for coffee, cake (and cocktails!)
Muddy Paws is a fantastic new pet shop that opened in Yarmouth in December 2015. Whatever your pet’s needs – be it food time, bed time or good old play time – you’ll find everything you need at our bright and brand new store. Please drop by, say hello and see just what we can do for you and your pet.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Covering the western end of the Solent, Yarmouth Lifeboat Station operates the largest class of lifeboat, the Severn class. 17 awards for gallantry have been presented to the crew. Registered Charity No.209603 Bembridge Lifeboat Station Cowes Lifeboat Station
Spare time is shared time. The West Wight Timebank is a Community Group with Charitable aims and is open to anyone who lives in the West Wight or who has substantial involvement and contact with the people of the West Wight. It is managed by a Steering Group made up of members of the West Wight community whose aim is to reach out to individuals and groups in the community engaging them in the Timebank and enable them to see it is a way for people and organisations to help each other and be rewarded for it. It is completely free to join, anyone can join and all are welcome. The West Wight Timebank exists to strengten our community and find that everyone has something to offer. If you think you have something to offer or would like to get involved please get in touch using the ‘contact us’ page on our website.
Tai Chi is a way to improve health and wellbeing. Currently we hold classes in Bembridge and Yarmouth, but possibly looking to develop further classes if there is sufficient interest. A recent survey of students in the 60-70 + age group has been very positive reporting improved balance as a major benefit. Please access our Facebook page or contact David Hunt directly on 07800 501 676 for more information.
Yarmouth Town Council Yarmouth Town Council now has an office at CHOYD (Community Hall of Yarmouth and District) Clerk: Brian Jacobs
The Community Hall of Yarmouth and District (CHOYD) is available for hire; with a convenient location and range of facilities and equipment, the Hall is ideal for many activities, celebrations including: private parties, wedding receptions, corporate and charity events, meetings, sales, training classes, social evenings, games, exercise lessons, exhibitions and music of all kinds. Current activities include: Yoga, Coffee Mornings, Tai Chi, Bridge Club and a Singabout group. Please click here to view calendar of events
Little Stars Pre-school Our main objective is to ensure that the children have fun, enjoy their time with us and learn in a calm, relaxed and natural way. We endeavor to provide an educationally stimulating environment in which the children feel calm, valued and able to progress at their own speed. We aim to be approachable, open to Parents/ Carers and their families, knowledgeable and helpful wherever we can.
Wildlife Trust – Bouldnor Forest Discover exciting wildlife in this fascinating reserve with a prehistoric past. The pine forest, heathland, cliffs and sea grass beds provide homes for plentiful wildlife. Buildings remain from the site’s former use as a naval training base, are evident among the trees and are now used as an Education Centre. Woodland Therapy Activity every Monday from 11am onwards. (Please call Kathy on 01983 760018)
Yarmouth Sports & Social Club Badminton Every Wednesday from 7pm onwards. (Please call Mike on 01983 528159)
FYTbus is a friendly local bus service getting you to where you want to be in Freshwater, Yarmouth and Totland. We link up with ferry and mainstream bus routes to provide you with a joined up service getting you right to your destination. We carry a passenger assistant as well as a driver on our minibuses so we can help passengers with bags on and off, help with directions and just chat, if you want to. Catch us at regular bus stops or just hail us and we will stop for you. You can even phone the bus and we will make sure to pick you up. We also run excursions to popular island venues and our minibuses are available for private excursions for members of the community outside our scheduled service times. Registered Charity No. 1145931 (partially funded by the National Lottery)
The Bugle Coaching Inn is a charming 16th century Hotel situated in the very heart of Yarmouth’s market square and a stone’s throw from the sea, harbour and Wightlink ferry port. From the moment you step into this charming inn it’s like stepping back in time. With flagstone flooring, inglenook beams, quaint snugs and roaring open fires. John and Claire will make you feel most welcome with every luxury that you would expect at home.
Wightlink – More ferries, more routes, more often Fishbourne to Portsmouth Car Ferry – approximately 45 minutes Ryde Pier to Portsmouth Harbour Foot Passenger Fastcat – Crossing approximately 22 minutes Yarmouth to Lymington Car Ferry – Crossing approximately 40 minutes For more details on timetables etc, please visit the official website.
Having lots of options for your pet’s care hopefully means we can find the bestcare solution for you and your pet at all times, just ask and we will see what we can do. For all your pet transport needs call our pet taxi hotline on:07950 899 102 We have a dedicated team of pet carers who aim to cover care needs across the Island where ever possible. Call and speak to one of them for your pets special requirements.
Yarmouth Dental Practice is a small, private dental practice located conveniently in the centre of Yarmouth High Street on the Isle of Wight. We aim to deliver the highest level of general dental care as well as cosmetic dentistry with first class customer service, in a caring and friendly environment.
The practice has provided excellent health care to the West Wight for over 30 years. We offer a range of clinics and services at the practice. Click Here for our Freshwater Branch