Rewilding’s blooming brilliant in Sandown Bay!

27 June 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Lost Duver project’s really coming alive now with colour and buzz along Culver Parade, in Sandown Bay and we’ve been snapping pictures recently of this coastal flora restoration. Our not-for-profit co-organisation The Common Space curates this experimental combination of planting coastal wildflowers, tiny bit of guerilla gardening with simple cornfield annuals mix, and very

And there’s more…

31 January 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Another boost for Sandown Bay! We’re delighted to announce that our not-for-profit co-organisation The Common Space has been awarded Coastal Revival Funding for the Ice Cream & Science project at Browns in Sandown. This funding will help to support efforts to conserve and enhance this area as the top spot it’s become for exploration of

The Long Listen… Ian Boyd podcast

18 January 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

‘Life is everywhere and you have a relationship with this living world, even in the most developed space.’ Listen in to find out more – Podcast interview with Ian Boyd by Joe Redston

Men in Pavilions

12 December 2018
BY:
Claire Hector
Catching up with Men in Sheds… The Common Space-funded & Age UK project putting the power back in the PLUTO Pavilion.

Recharging the Battery – Coastal Revival Fund Success!

29 November 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

We are delighted to announce that The Bay Coastal Community Team in partnership with the The National Poo Museum and the Isle of Wight Council, have secured a £50,000 Coastal Revival Fund towards the continued restoration of Sandown Barrack Battery. Arc and partners oversaw the first phase of Recharging the Battery, helping to breathe life back into

Bohemia Bog… back from the brink

19 November 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

A quick thank you and an update on how this rare and exceptional transition mire on the Isle of Wight is coming back to life now and for the future, thanks to a combined local effort.

The Christmas Garden 2018

31 October 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Our free community celebration, The Christmas Garden brings light, music and spirit to the Bay’s cliff-top gardens again for 2018, thanks to The Common Space & Ventnor Exchange.

Isle of Wild… Supersizing Sandown Bay for Discovery Bay Biology Week

18 October 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Island wildlife from past to present, from fossils to live moths and the most microscopic, was supersized into brilliant focus by the Discovery Bay team for National Biology Week… here’s an update on the latest of our science & nature calendar events for 2018.

Shaping the Bay

2 August 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

It’s National Marine Week this week and so perfect timing for the start of the latest Discovery Bay research project which got under way today.  Our two latest work experience students, Christ the King A-level pupils, Lizzie and Alanah met us out on Horse Ledge, Shanklin at low tide early this morning starting with Rockpool

Greening the Grey for the Blue

12 July 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

A set of 5 built intertidal habitat features designed by Artecology and installed at a major ferry terminal are providing new integrated green-grey infrastructure and ecological gains for the marine environment. Wightlink, working with Arc and consulting marine ecologists ABPMer, on their application for upgraded port facilities, were looking for an opportunity to extend habitat

Insects in Action

25 June 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

In celebration of National Insect Week 2018 and to show just how precision-tuned insects are, here’s a film we made earlier… The team here, Arc and Artecology and The Common Space too, work to ensure that built infrastructure and the space in and around it can and does support wildlife/biodiversity. Even the smallest of spaces