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Solent Vegetarians & Vegans (SVV)

Who are we?

We're a UK group formed to encourage people to adopt a veggie or vegan lifestyle and to enjoy ourselves too! Our members come from the South Hampshire, East Dorset and South-East Wiltshire area, which includes Southampton, Romsey, Lymington, New Milton, Ringwood, Salisbury, Fareham, Gosport, Locks Heath, Portsmouth, Petersfield, Hedge End, Waterlooville, Eastleigh and Winchester.

For the benefit of anyone who doesn't live in the UK who has surfed their way onto this web site, the Solent is a geographical area in the South of England centred on the city of Southampton. If you don't live in or near the Solent area, look at Vegetarian Society Local Network to find your nearest local UK veggie/vegan group. If you live outside the UK, go to the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) website and click on the region you are from on the world map.

What we do and how to join

We have an occasional e-newsletter that we email to our members. Membership is completely free - Here's our sign-up form. Our e-newsletter ilocal veggie/vegan news and events, and new shops/cafés of interest to vegetarians and vegans.

We don't pass on your email address or other details to other members of the group (only the people running the group have access to it) or to any other group. We don't send out spam. If you want to be removed from this list, let us know, and we'll do that. You're unlikely to get an email from us more frequently than once a month, so there's no need to worry about getting an excessive number of emails from us!

Link to SVV Facebook page Take a look at our Facebook page: SolentVeg.

Also, have a look at these Facebook groups of our neighbours:
Bournemouth Vegetarians and Vegans
Gosport & Fareham Vegans Plus Friends
Hampshire Vegans
Isle of Wight Vegans
New Forest Vegans
Portsmouth Veggie and Vegan Alliance
Vegan, Vegetarian and Ethically Conscious Southampton

And here's a local Facebook groups for veggies and vegans bringing up young childen:
Hampshire Vegetarian and Vegan Families

Recent changes to our website

February 2017 New vegan fast food restaurant, Earth, has opened in Petersfield Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
March 2017 New vegan café, Johnny V's, has opened in Gosport Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
March 2017 Pop up Vegan bakery, Paula's Bakery, has opened in Gosport Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
March 2017 Kuro has a Winchester market stall every Saturday selling vegan and gluten free food Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
August 2017 New vegan home bakery - Lush Vegan Food. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
August 2017 New vegan café, Café Thrive, has opened in Southampton. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
September 2017 Goodfayre, a shop in Salisbury, offering 10% discount to SVV members on some of their range. Details on our Shopping page
September 2017 Offbeet Food's proposed new branch in Southsea has fallen through, but the one near Totton will hopefully open by the end of 2017. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
September 2017 Veggie café/takeaway Happy Healthy UK has re-opened in Denmead (it used to be in Whiteley). Details on our Eating & Staying Out page

Up, up and away with us...
Thanks to Ruth for this coloured pencil drawing.