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Symonds & Sampson - The Isle of Wight Collective Sale - Saturday 26th September 2020

To be held at the Isle of Wight County Showground

Collective sale to include: Tractors, vehicles, agricultural machinery & equipment, vintage & collectables and garden nursery stock.

Entry forms are available from -https://www.symondsandsampson.co.uk/ / 01935 382909

Please see poster for further details.

2020 Royal Isle of Wight County Show Cancelled

The organising committee of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show has annouced the cancellation of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show 2020, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In an attempt to support all the visitors who attend, and the businesses who benefit from the Show, the final decision was left as late as possible but for the safety of everyone involved it was felt this was the correct decision.

Plans for next year's Show on Sunday 4th July are now underway. 

Royal Isle of Wight County Show Postponement

The organising committee of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show has today announced the postponement of this year's show due to the increased threat of the spread of Cornoavirus (COVID-19) See the full press release here

2020 Royal Isle of Wight County Show Application forms now available

Application forms for Trade, Catering Concessions, Garden & Outdoor Living and the Food Pavilion are now available to download here.

The RIWCS is a showcase of the very best of the Isle of Wight, and we like to focus as much as possible on local traders, food producers and artisans - so if you know a business you think would be a great fit for us, tell them to get in touch!

Time running out to enter the CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society 2020 awards

Time is running out to enter rural success stories into the CLA and Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society’s 2020 awards, with the nominations window closing later this month.

The awards will this year honour those who go the extra mile to support the rural economy, from food and drink producers to tourism businesses.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, with the winners to be crowned at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show on 30 August in the Show Theatre at 2.45pm.
CLA South East represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses across the Isle of Wight and is also sponsoring the Village Green at the show once again. Senior Adviser on the island Claire Bennett said: “We’ve had some brilliant entries so far, but there isn’t much time left to get your nominations in.

“So whether it’s a fantastic food business, or a terrific tourism one, we’d love to hear about it.”

Graham Biss, Vice Chairman of RIWAS, said: “These awards really showcase the success of rural industries on the island, and after such a successful launch in 2018 it’s looking like another very strong year of entries.

“Please go to our website now and download the nomination form.”

The categories in the Isle of Wight Rural Awards 2020 are:

• Wight Marque Food Business
• Rural Tourism Business
• Isle of Wight Countryside Small Business
• Isle of Wight Countryside Business
• Rural Business of the Year (selected from the winners of the above four catagories)
• Rural Young Person of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement Award

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges, made up of representatives from the CLA, the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society and an independent chairperson.

To nominate please download the application form on the RIWAS website –  http://www.riwas.org.uk/node/218 – and apply by April 30.

For more information about the CLA and its work, visit www.cla.org.uk/your-area/south-east/regional-news and follow @CLASouthEast on Twitter.

For more information about RIWAS visit www.riwas.org.uk
 

2020 Application forms now available

Application forms for Trade, Catering Concessions, Garden & Outdoor Living and the Food Pavilion are now available to download here.

The RIWCS is a showcase of the very best of the Isle of Wight, and we like to focus as much as possible on local traders, food producers and artisans - so if you know a business you think would be a great fit for us, tell them to get in touch!

 

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