Posted by: VM | 24 July 2009


Various actions will be taking place tomorrow throughout the day in front of the Vestas plant at Newport. If you want to show your support for the occupation by showing up in person on the Isle of Wight, there is no better day to do it.

How to get to the Isle of Wight:


If you want to go to the Isle of Wight and join the campaign there, as many activists from around the country have already done:

National Express coaches go London to Southampton every hour, with funfares from £5 booking online.
Megabus coaches go London to Southampton at 08:39, 10:39, 12:39. 14:39, 16:00 and 21:39, with prices from £6 (the 16:00 ones tend to be the cheapest).

Both arrive at the National Express station on Harbour Parade in Southampton, about ten minutes walk from the Isle of Wight ferry terminal (the Red Funnel terminal). To get to the terminal:

1. Head south on Harbour Parade
Go through 1 roundabout

2. Turn left at A3057/W Quay Rd
Continue to follow A3057
Go through 1 roundabout

3. Turn right at Bugle Street
Destination will be on the left

Red Funnel ferries cost £7 at the desk, and from £4 booking in advance online. When you arrive on the Island, take the chain ferry from East Cowes to Cowes, then the No. 1 bus to Newport from the stop on Newport Rd.

How to get from the bus station in Newport to the Vestas plant:

1. Head west
135 ft
2. Turn right toward B3323/South St
59 ft
3. Turn left at B3323/South St
36 ft
4. Turn right at B3323/St James’s St
Continue to follow St James’s St
0.3 mi
5. Continue on Hunny Hill
410 ft
6. Turn left at Heytesbury Rd
0.1 mi
7. Turn left at Worsley Rd
112 ft
8. Turn right at Albany Rd
0.3 mi
9. Turn right at Whitesmith Rd
0.1 mi
10. Turn right at A3054/Forest Rd
325 ft
11. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dodnor Ln
407 ft
12. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Dodnor Ln
0.2 mi
13. Slight right
0.3 mi
14. Slight right
131 ft
15. Turn right
246 ft
16. Turn right
13 f



  1. Very helpful. Thanks.

    Where can we find an itinery of protest events to take place at the factory or on the island ?

    Any major rallies planned?

    • We are in the process of creating a diary for IoW events; at a minimum there are rallies every day outside the plant with, at about 6pm, an update on the day’s news.

      To find out what’s happening on any particular day, try giving Martin a call on 07950 978083 or Ed on 07775 763750.

      One big date will be this coming Wednesday 29th July, when the occupiers (or their representatives) are summonsed to appear at Newport County Court at 10.15am for a hearing on Vestas’ application for a possession order.

      There will be a rally outside to support the workers (who will most likely be represented by a legal team from the RMT union).

      We will include the ‘big’ IoW occasions, such as this, in the “Upcoming solidarity actions & meetings” section of the side panel.

      Best wishes, VM

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