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Find out what your local library is doing to celebrate age tomorrow: https://www.iwight.com/news/Celebrating-age

Isle of Wight Council

Island organisations that run activities in the community for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs, are invited to apply for grants of up to £500 to support inclusion. The grant scheme is being run by the council’s Short Breaks Team, and applications can be made between 1 October and 2 November. To find out about how to apply for a grant, including guidance notes, details of evaluation criteria and an application form, please visit: https://www.iwight.com/Residents/Care-and-Support/Short-Breaks/Activities-and-Providers/Small-Grants

Isle of Wight Council

The Older Drivers Forum will be at Newport Minster today between 9.30am and 3pm providing information and advice for older drivers and friends and relatives of older drivers. It is a free event, no appointments necessary. Advice will be available on: • brushing up your skills • booking a driving assessment • arranging a regular eyesight test • getting advice on health and wellbeing issues that could affect driving ability • renewing your licence at 70 • learning about road safety and consequences of not being fit to drive • discover alternatives to being independent without a car Safety is the top priority; it should be the most important thing older drivers consider when there is concern over driving ability. The best advice is don’t wait for an accident or a near miss to convince a driver to stop, instead seek advice, support and help.

Isle of Wight Council

Pop along to the Older Driver Forum's event tomorrow for information and advice on a wide range of road safety issues. Advice will be available on: • brushing up your skills • booking a driving assessment • arranging a regular eyesight test • getting advice on health and wellbeing issues that could affect driving ability • renewing your licence at 70 • learning about road safety and consequences of not being fit to drive • discover alternatives to being independent without a car Safety is the top priority; it should be the most important thing older drivers consider when there is concern over driving ability. The best advice is don’t wait for an accident or a near miss to convince a driver to stop, instead seek advice, support and help.

Isle of Wight Council

The council rights of way team are pleased to announce the reopening of public access to Orchard Bay, Ventnor. A public footpath to the bay was destroyed as a result of heavy storms two years ago. The council has now introduced beach access steps in place of the lost path in order to provide the public access to this idyllic spot. The council would like to thank the owners of the land on which the steps have been placed. Please be aware that part of the Bay is private and should only be used for normal and quiet beach activities and recreation. For general information about rights of way and more, please visit http://bit.ly/2dnscIf

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