Draft Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 

Held at Ventnor Library on February 27th 2019 starting at 18:0 In the Chair: Angela Harrison, Vice Chair of the Friends Present: Members:  Nick Balanger, Judy Balanger, Julie Roberts, Clare Grant, Gail Mathie, Ann Dyson, Ian Brownlow, John Carter, Lesley Telford, Angela Harrison, Fred Woodworth. Guests:  Town Councillor Jason Mack, Town Clerk David Bartlett Item 1:  Apologies: Evelyn Knowles (FVL Chair), Charles and […]

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March 27, 2019

Recent book sale

Many thanks to all those who contributed to make the day such a success. The event was a great success and raised £76.50 from the sale of books and £15.20 from the raffle.

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January 7, 2019

Daphne Carter’s Photos Project: Ventnor Remembered

Daphne Carter was born on September 18th, 1927, in Marlborough.  She moved to Ventnor in 1987 when she retired from her work in Sussex as an Art Teacher and Art Therapist, and lived most of her time at 49 Dudley Road before moving to a small flat in Marine Court, Hambrough Road where she passed away in late 2017.Daphne was very […]

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July 8, 2018

Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection: Grant success!

Hi Everyone,  I’m pleased to be able to tell you that I have been informed by telephone today that our application to the ‘Down to the Coast’ programme for a grant to fund our planned work on Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection was approved by the Review Panel.  The Panel liked our proposal very much and […]

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July 5, 2018

Half year accounts

Thanks to our very successful sales and raffles, and to a sustained membership level, we have a surplus for the year to date of over £850.  Thanks to everyone who has helped to achieve this. We should hear the result of our ‘Down to the Coast’ grant application to fund the work on Daphne Carter’s […]

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June 30, 2018

News flash: ‘Second Hoarders Sale’

Our Treasurer, John Carter, is delighted to report that the income from the Sale was £494, plus £60 from the Raffle, making a grand total of £554 . Thanks and congratulations everyone – especially Valerie Bridgeman – for organising this for the Friends of Ventnor Library.

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May 26, 2018

FVL Banner

Hi Everyone,  A picture is attached of the new FVL banner to advertise Friends’ events at the Library.  The three panels are standard prints, laminated, and fixed to the banner substrate with Velcro so that they can be replaced for new events.  In the picture, the banner is attached to the railings with garden ties, […]

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May 19, 2018

Friends of Ventnor Library AGM, Wednesday 14th March 2018

Held at 11.00 a.m. in Ventnor Library. PRESENT: Ann Allen, Christine Benson, Graham Benson, Ian Brownlow, John Carter, Linda Chester, Jim Fraser, Angela Harrison, Tess Jessop, Evelyn Knowles, Julie Roberts, Lesley Telford and Fred Woodworth. 1.APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Val Bridgeman, Roger Booth, Pam Carter, Claire Grant, Gail Mathie, and Jane Nash. 2. APPROVAL […]

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April 9, 2018

Ventnor Reading Group 21st March 2018

On a monthly basis we read books by a particular author, or a nominated genre, or a novel selected from the library reading group list. For this meeting we read ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. For our next book purchase after several unforeseen problems we decided on ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid. Its a very […]

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April 3, 2018

A little help from the friends?

The Diabetic Research shop has a lot more books we are welcome to take. They are really heavy to bring up that hill. However, if you are able then just go in and ask for the books for the library and they are out the back and all in bags ready to go. No pressure. […]

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March 31, 2018

A Message from FVL Chair, Evelyn Knowles

It came as a great disappointment to hear that the proposal to move to Ventnor Central was not possible at the moment. As ever, it was a question of reliable funding and circumstances had changed. So, once again, we take a deep breath and look at what we can do.Our Ventnor in Touch project continues […]

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March 7, 2018

From the Steering Group

As always there have been several constructive meetings between representatives of Library management, the Town Council and FVL this year. We particularly thank Rob Jones (Head of Libraries) and Tanith, and Jason Mack and David Bartlett (Mayor and Town Clerk respectively) from Ventnor Town Council for their commitment and enthusiasm. It was disappointing to hear […]

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March 7, 2018