Roadworks (Attrills Lane)
The Isle of Wight Council (Attrills Lane, St Helens, Isle of Wight) (Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order No 1 2021
Island Roads on behalf of The Isle of Wight Council give notice that between 0800 and 1600 hours, for one day, from Wednesday 27 January 2021 until Friday 29 January 2021, or when the works has been completed, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along Attrills Lane for its entire length. The alternative route will be sign posted locally. The closure is required for safety during track repairs.
Roadworks (Broomlands Close)
The Isle of Wight Council (Broomlands Close, St Helens, Isle of Wight) (Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic) Order No 1 2021
Island Roads on behalf of The Isle of Wight Council give notice that between 0800 and 2300 hours, for one day, from Wednesday 27 January 2021 until Friday 29 January 2021, or when the works has been completed, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along Broomlands Close, for its entire length. The alternative route will be sign posted locally. The closure is required for safety during carriageway repairs.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - The Diggings St Helens
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 14 (2) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, that Ringway Island Roads Ltd, acting on behalf of theIsle Wight Council, because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road, considers that the closure to the road as specified below should come into force without delay.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: The Diggings from its junction with Upper Green Road to its junction with Field Lane. Emergency Repair to collapsed sewer in middle of the road.
DIVERSION ROUTE(S): The diversion will affect these streets: Field Lane, Upper Green Road
Diversion route(s) will be signed at the time of closure. Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed.
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 11:00 hours on 6th January 2021, for a maximum period of five days or until remedial works are completed and site made safe, whichever is sooner.
HAMPERS 4 HOMES
The Bay Support Network, set up to help vulnerable residents during the pandemic, have secured funding to help provide hampers for homes across the Bay, from Shanklin around to St Helens, working with schools plus local Town and Parish Councils.
St Helen's Chairman John Coleman said 'The Parish recognised that this year has been a really challenging year for families, and we've been able find funds to help families, working with the local school to ensure the best use of our resources'.
Support has been provided to Sandown CE, Gatten & Lake, St Blasius CE, Broadlea, Newchurch and St Helens Primary Schools, with over 200 'hampers 4 homes' delivered through the schools.
Cabinet member for Children Services Paul Brading added 'We are really grateful that Community Groups, like the volunteers in the Bay, have supported the Island Community, and funding from the IW Council has enabled groups to further help families at this special time of the year'.
Sandown and Shanklin Town Councils, working with Lake, St Helens and Newchurch Parish Councils have allocated funding, matched by the IW Council Connect4communities programme to maximise the help provided.
Cllr Coleman concluded 'It has been heartening to see the community come together to help others in these most difficult of times - Town and Parishes make their limited resources go a long way with initiatives such as Hampers4Homes'.
PARISH 'SPRUCED UP' FOR CHRISTMAS
St Helens Parish Council Chairman, John Coleman, unveiled its Christmas Tree in time for the relaxation of the Covid 19 guidance in December, and to bring some festive cheer to the village.
Cllr Coleman said 'It's been a challenging year for residents and local businesses, and we hope by organising the early arrival of the tree and seasonal lighting, we can bring a smile to the Parish'.
John added 'We hope to organise a seasonal project with the local school, and will be discussing plans at our next meeting, under Covid regulations, and in partnership with other organisations'.
St Helens Parish Council have secured funding to work with Aspire to maintain a support network, and have also worked on the Resilience project for North East Wight, and residents can contact the helpline on 01983 823600.
John concluded 'The Parish have been very prudent, and also secured other funding, and hope to use our limited resources to benefit local residents at this time of the year, enabling the community to enjoy a safe celebration'.
Find our Annual Return, Internal Audit and End of Year Accounts 2019-2020 in the finance section.
Guildford Park, Planning Appeal Ref: APP/P2114/W/20/3250542
The representation from the St Helens Parish council concerning the appeal on the Guilford Park development can be found here on the public notice page.
Planning System Consultation
The Parish Council has responded to the changes on the planning system. You can find and download the documents here on the public notices page.
ST HELENS MEMORIAL CENTENARY HONOURED
Island High Sheriff, Mrs Caroline Peel, St Helens Parish Chairman John Coleman and Cllr Victoria Duckett laid wreaths at St Helens War Memorial to mark the Centenary of the Memorial and honour the sacrifices made by local residents made in both World Wars and other conflicts.
The memorial, set in the Lynch Gate was built as the Great War Memorial and designed by Mr E Caws, and constructed by Mr H A Coombes; and dedicated in September 1920 by the Rural Dean of West Wight Rev Hugh le Fleming.
Mrs Peel said 'In this difficult of times, it is important that we honour and respect the memory of those that made the ultimate sacrifice: my family are included on local memorials, and there is a special memorial in the Priory which has personal significance'.
Cllr Coleman added 'We had planned to mark the Centenary with a project with the local school, but due to Covid 19 constraints this may be something we need to revisit in 2021'.
The Church is a listed building and also includes plaques to individual service personnel, including Lieutenant Ronald Palmer who captained the England Rugby Football team in 1914, before serving in Belgium.
Cllr Duckett concluded 'We hope to complete Parish Heritage Walk which will include the Commonwealth war Graves, and the local Memorials, as recognition of the major events involving the village and local residents through the generations'.
Helpline Number (01983)-823600
This helpline number is available to support the Island’s most vulnerable residents affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation measures.
People who do not have a local network of friends or family to support them while they are self-isolating or social distancing can call (01983) 823600 (seven days a week, 9am-5pm).