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14/7/17 - First Aid Training


The St Lawrence Community Association is sponsoring Sharon Martin to attend a First Aid Course in view of the central position of the Post Office, and the regular footfall during the day.

If you are interested in being trained in First Aid on one of these courses, the cost of attending a one day course is £65. (On 2nd August there is a reduction to £50 on the last remaining space).

The Courses are provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Training Service and they are Level 2 accredited Emergency First Aid at Work courses.  These courses take place at their training centre on Barry Way, Newport, and are available on the following dates. 

27th June

2nd August (There is a reduction to £50 on the last remaining space)

18th September

20th October

15th November

11th December

Their first aid courses now include defibrillator training.

If you wish to attend a course, please complete and submit a booking form which is attached.

Sharon will be happy to try to answer any questions you have or you can contact Linda Richter at the Ambulance Training Service (contact details below)

Kind regards.

Tony Ridley,
Chair, St Lawrence Community Association.
Tel: 01983 852051

P.S. The above course information was provided by:

Linda Richter | Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) Administrator
Isle of Wight Ambulance Service | Integrated Care Hub | St Mary's Hospital | Newport | Isle of Wight | PO30 5TG    Tel: (01983) 534111



8/7/17 - St Lawrence Hall Enquiry




Good afternoon,

I wonder if you might be able to help me.

I have just read your excellent site and in particular the piece on St. Lawrence Hall. I am particularly interested in the period prior to Admiral Jellicoe approx. 1911 when I believe that the Hall was occupied by a Mary Spencer Smith and her brother in law John Llewellyn.

I am currently researching one of John’s own sons, Reginald Sinclair Llewellyn.

Do you know anything about the Spencer Smith or Llewellyn families please or how they came to be in such a grand house.

One book that I have read suggests that the Spencer Smith’s were great friends of Queen Victoria but it does not suggest how or why.

I believe that they moved to St. Lawrence Hall from a house named Guisley, in Park Avenue, Ventnor sometime after 1901.

If you are able to help in any way I would be very grateful please.

Kindest regards

Trevor Stewart.






4/7/17 - NGS Open Gardens



The gardeners at Miramar, Pelham House and The Shute would like to thank everyone who came to see their gardens when they opened them for the National Garden Scheme on 25th June. It was a breezy but dry and mostly sunny day and we had about 280 visitors in all. They enjoyed the gardens and the views and kept us on our toes all day asking questions about the plants we grow. Some of those Latin names are hard to remember. And pronounce.



We raised £1410 for the NGS which will be distributed amongst the many charities the organization supports. The hard-working team who sold home-made teas at the Village Hall raised £400 for Village Hall funds. A very useful sum which will help keep our lovely Hall in good condition.



2/7/17 - Lost Cat - Alfie - Found Cat!!

Good out come, got a phone call to say he was sitting on a roof half way down Seven Sisters, managed to catch him, he's a bit worse for wear with a cut just above the eye, vet tomorrow I think ...Thanks for your help with web site.




Please contact me on 854772 if you have seen him, he's quite a friendly old thing, he might be locked in somewhere, could people check their outer houses and garages, thanks for your help.


3 Fishers

21/6/17 - Busy Weekend!!


Spoilt for choice this Sunday?  You could visit 3 splendid local gardens and take refreshments at the Village Hall, and / or join the monthly walk to the Buddle.  See below for further info.



Three different gardens will open their gates and you can visit them all for just £5. Children free. Get your entry ticket at any of the three gardens. (Sorry, no dogs, except guide dogs, in the gardens).


Miramar in Woolverton Road, is on several levels and the roses and clematis should be at their beautiful best. There’s also a small wildlife pond, a cut flower bed and dry gravel area.


Pelham House in Seven Sisters Rd is an acre of elegant, rolling lawns, stunning sea views, shrubs, exotic palms and much more.


The Shute in Seven Sisters Rd has wide views across the lawn and white border to the sea. Fruit, vegetables and flower borders share the sheltered

lower area.


Tea and cake will be available at St Lawrence Village Hall.





David and Jacqui Waller will be leading this month's walk or cycle to the Buddle Inn via the recently reinstated walkway along Undercliff Drive?


Meet up at the Post Office at 1:00pm on Sunday 25th June.


If you would like to book a meal, call the Buddle on 730243, give them your name and how many you are booking for, and tell them you are with the St Lawrence Walkers Group.


Future date for this monthly walk for your diaries is 30th July.


Please pass this email on to your friends and neighbours in St Lawrence, and ask them to let me know if they want to receive future emails.


Best Wishes,




Tony Ridley,
Chair, St Lawrence Community Association.
Tel: 01983 852051


20/6/2017 - Website Administrator Wanted


After nearly 8 years I have decided to pass on the reins of website admin to someone else, so if you think you would like to take over, please contact me. The site will have to be rebuilt and transferred from its current website builder [Microsoft Sharepoint] as they are giving up from May 2018. This gives the new admin a chance to put their own stamp on the website, maybe you are a budding website designer and want to develop your skills, or you just may have time on your hands, but get in touch if you are interested.


7/6/2017 - St Lawrence Neighbourhood Watch



Our Neighbourhood Watch needs you! 


The current team have reviewed how our watch operates and have concluded it needs to be much simpler than the current model, which has involved street co-ordinators, AGMs, minuted meetings, etc.


Thankfully St. Lawrence is a village which does not suffer from a high crime rate and we want to reflect this in the way the Neighbourhood Watch operates.


In line with other IOW areas, we think that just one person can fulfil what is needed, which would include:  liaison with our local PCSO, Chris Urry, and communicating to residents useful information that will help our village to remain a low crime area.



 If you feel you might be prepared to take on this important role, in the knowledge that you can spend only the time you want to spend on it: please call Tony Ridley on 852051, or email him at for more information.



All residents are invited to the Neighbourhood Watch AGM

on Wed 28 June at 7:30 in the St Lawrence Village Hall.



25/5/17 - Defibrillator at the Cricket Club


Dear all,


The Cricket Clubs have a Defibrillator which is accessible and they want to make residents of St Lawrence aware of its availability.  They have also organised a short training course to be provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service on Wed 28 June, from 6 - 8 pm. The cost of this training is £10 per person.


Four members of the St Lawrence Community Association have decided to attend the training and the Cricket Club have asked us to see if two other residents would be interested to attend.


Naturally the training will be helpful to those who might also have access to other defibrillators, and feel they would like to be ready to use one if the need arose.


Please let me know if you would like to attend the course by responding to this email or by contacting me by phone.


Best Wishes



Tony Ridley,
Chair, St Lawrence Community Association.
Tel: 01983 852051



15/5/17 - Chair and Trestle Table Request


From: Hilary Waitt
Phone: 07900876083
Hallo there , I have a lady who is renting St Lawrence Manor in September who needs trestle tables and chairs .. any available nearby ...
I can bring from Shalfleet Village Hall but it's a long way!!



4/5/17- Garage Gallop Details



23/3/17 - Sorry, we have been offline for a few weeks, but things look a little better today and hopefully with Microsoft's help we should be back to normal soon.





All St Lawrence Residents:

are invited to attend the

Annual General Meeting

of the St. Lawrence Community Association.


Tuesday 11 April, 2017 at 5.30pm

St Lawrence Village Hall.


On the Agenda:

The Chairman’s report, the Treasurer’s report, Committee elections, and any Other Business.


If you would like any matters to be discussed as ‘Any Other Business’, please let us know before the meeting.


We would especially like to hear from you if you would like to join or support our friendly group who enjoy providing events for the St Lawrence community.


If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to be on our email list to be informed of future events, please contact our Secretary:



Tony Ridley



e.mail:       Tel:   852051.