Governing Body meeting 7th July in Arreton

Governing Body to hold meeting in public – 07/07/16

The Governing Body of the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a meeting in public.    Members of the public, media and interested groups are welcome to attend.

The meeting is being held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday 7th July 2016, between 10:30 and 13:00 at Arreton Community Centre, Main Road, Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3AA.    The venue is accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.  There will be an opportunity to view information about healthcare on the Island and meet the members of the Governing Body.

Further information about the meeting and the agenda and papers will be available on the CCG website – at

The CCG is responsible for the Island’s health care budget and commissions healthcare on the Island and the mainland on behalf of Islanders.   The Governing Body comprises: two Island GPs; three lay advisors including one responsible for Patient and Public Involvement and one for audit and Governance; a secondary care doctor; a registered nurse; and the Chief Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Director of Quality and Clinical Services.

The issues for discussion at the meeting include:

  • Performance across the services commissioned by the CCG
  • System Resilience Plan and CCG QIPP Plan Update
  • Items for approval including:

o       Local Estates Strategy

o       Digital Road Map

o       Whole Integrated System Redesign

o       Gluten Free Prescribing

o       Relationship of the Primary Care Committee and Governing Body

  • Items for discussion / information:

o       My Life A Full Life (MLAFL) Update Report

o       Final Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP)

The next meeting of the Governing Body will be held on Thursday 1st September 2016, 10:30 to 13:00 at The Riverside Centre, Town Quay, Newport, and Isle of Wight, PO30 2QR.

Recipes contributed by R. Richardson

The following reciepes have been contributed by Mr Richardson

International Recipes.


Chile Bisque. Take eight large sweet chili pepers, remove he seeds and viens, boil and pulp, add a cup full of boiled rice and mix the ingredients into a smooth paste. Well season with Tabasc0 and salt. Beat in a half a cupful of cream and add a quart of hot milk. Place the bisque into the mixture and bring to the boil, serve immediately, by pouring over toasted squares of bread.

Cordero. Cut a pound of young lamb into small chunks and fry with a sliced oion in hot lard. When nicelybrowned, add three peeled and sliced tomatoes together and three green peppers which have ben chopped up finely. Cover with two quarts of water and simmer slowly, then add a cupful of green peas, one of green corn cut from the cob, a half-cupful of rice, season with salt and chili pepper to taste. Work into a raw egg a teaspoonful of oil and a half teaspoonful of vinigar, place this into the bottom of a soup-tureen and pour the soup over it.

Mexican Noodles. Use two quarts of any clear stock. For the paste, take a small cupful of grated Parmesan cheese and one of flour, and a little salt and cayenne. Beat four eggs and slowly add, also a half-cupful of cream to make a rather thon batter. Bring the stock to the boil and and slowly add the batter through a small but course sieve. it will make long strings which yhen must be boiled for ten minutes.

Rancheros. Fry a large cupful of minced vegetables  [mostly onions] in a small amount of butter. When light brown, mix in a small cupful of flour and place the pan in the oven to allow the mixture to brown without buring. Empty the mixture into three quarts of stock soup and add two cupfols of dried stewed tomatoes, eight cloves, half a bay leaf and a teaspoonful of chopped chili pepper. Cook for one hour, skimming the top occasionally, season with salt to taste.

Chili Con Carne. cut a pound of fresh pork into inch chunks and part boil. Soak five chiles in hot water, take out the seeds and viens , wash well and place on a mortar board and pound to a pulp. Add a little garlic, black pepper, two cloves and cooked tomatoes. Fry in hot lard, then add the meat with some of the liquid in which the pork was boiled and add a little salt. cover and let cook down until the mixture thickens.

Editors note, I have not personally tried the recipes.

View of culvets under the bridge at Wootton

Displayed below are 4 pictures [permission given by Island Roads who own the copyright] of the underside of the culverts which allow water to leave the Millpond under the road at Wootton Bridge into the creek. Island Roads have recently carried out work to strenghen both the parapits and the culverts to carry modern day heavy traffic. In addition to the newly built parapits, a local firm, carried out specialized work [in difficut conditions] underneath the arches, this includrd drilling and fitted a series of 2? meter long re-enforcing rods [as specified by Island Roads] into the surounding ground to stabilize and stop movement of the structure. When considering these arches were originally built in 1866 they look in remarkable condition. Island Roads have given the web site permission to display these pictures as a once in a lifetime opportunity and as a historical record, people drive over daily but never think what is below.

Pictue 1 & 2 shows the Eastern Archway

Picture 3 & 4 shows the Western Archway.

Eastern Arch (Pre Works),

Eastern Arch (Post-Works)

Western Arch (Post-Works)

Western Arch (Pre Works)

Royal Areronautical Society Lecture

The above society will be holding its last lecture of the 2015/16 season on Thursday 19th May in the main hall at the Isle of Wight Technical college.

The subject of the lecture will be “JSF–Safer Control Concept” and will be given by Anthony Chatwin, Glen D’Mello and Graham Tomlinson.

The presentation will commence at 6.00 PM, the meeting is open to all.

Displaced Persons Camp Wootton 1948.

Shown below is a picture of a group of people sat on the steps of one of the buildings that formed part of the “camp”. I have never been able to find out any details about the camp other than people from Eastern Europe were billited there after the Second World War around 1948.This picture was supplied by Mr Harrison who’s grandfather and grandmother are shown in the picture [front and second row, centre]. I am told that during the war the building/s were used by the air raid warden and civil defence.

Displaced person camp Wootton 1948

Below is a picture of the area today, bungalows have been built and the cul-de-sac named Kennedy Close after the local village doctor of many years, Dr Kennedy.

Kennedy Close

Old Dixon postcards [Part 5]

This is the last of the old Scottish postcards, part 6 relates to English postcards

The Cuuillins & Loch Scavaig from Elgol, Isle of Skye.  The Cullins & Loch Scavaig from Elgol, Isle of Skye.

Plockton, Loch Carron, Wester Ross  Plockton, Loch Carron, Wester Ross

.The Bridge of Dee, Invercauld. Aderdeeenshire.  The Bridge of Dee at Invercauld, near Braemar, Aberdenshire.

On the Larig, Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Inverness-shire.  On the Larig, Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Inverness-shire

River Dee near Braemar, Aderdeenshire. The river Dee, near Bra

Press release from St Mary’s hospital 3rd May

Press Release 

3 May 2016 

Cowes to host free Health and Wellbeing Roadshow

A free event to connect people of all ages with the community support groups and organisations that can help them stay safe, healthy and well is coming to Cowes.

The latest Health and Wellbeing Roadshow, organised by Community Action Isle of Wight under the My Life a Full Life programme will take place at Cowes Yacht Haven on Wednesday May 11 between 10am and 4pm.

It is the latest in a series of events giving residents the opportunity to meet some of the local groups, organisations and individuals in their area who can help them lead full, healthy and independent lives.

The events are held throughout the Island and are becoming increasingly popular both with residents and groups and organisations who wish to take park.

Among those attending the forthcoming Cowes event will be Working Towards Wellbeing, Yoga Nidra, Wessex Cancer Trust, Wightcare, the Volunteer Centre, Parkinson’s UK, Optio voluntary car service, the police neighbourhood team, care navigators, Mobisle information service, IW Scouts, Independent Arts and the National Trust.

Organiser Paul Savill said: “We are pleased to be staging the latest roadshow in Cowes at a venue that is in the heart of the town and well served by transport links.

“We have been very encouraged by the growing number of organisations who wish to attend these events and the feedback is that they are making a real difference to a great many people.

“If you have a member of your family of any age who might like to see what is available right on their door step please bring them along or pop in to get advice you can take back home for them.”

Clinical Commissioning Group meeting

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of the Governing Body of the above organisation on Thursday 28th April 2016.

The meeting will be held in the Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport.

Start time will be 9.30 am, and the meeting is open to the general public.

Three very different pictures of Ventnor

Ventnor Esplanade in 1887

This is a view of Ventnor Esplanade around 1890, not a lot has changed when compared to present day.


Ventnor boating pool 1905

This show the children paddling pool /boating pool as it was before recent alteration, again dated around 1920.

Ventnor Esplande

This is an interesting photograph of the esplanade {I have no knowledge of date], The sea wall/road has been extended and it is now possible to walk along to Bonchurch