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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 has local 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 the Facebook groups of our neighbours:
Bournemouth Vegetarians and Vegans
Fareham & Gosport Vegan Group
Isle of Wight Vegans
New Forest Vegans
Portsmouth Veggie and Vegan Alliance
Vegan, Vegetarian and Ethically Conscious Southampton
Salisbury Vegans, Wiltshire UK
Salisbury Vegans
Vegans & Vegetarians of Chandlerís Ford and Eastleigh
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Vegan Meetup Group

Student groups:
University of Southampton VegSoc
Veggie & Vegan Society (Winchester University)

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

Recent changes to our website

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
January 2017 Offbeet Food's proposed new branch in Totton will hopefully open in Spring 2018. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
January 2018 We're now listing events of interest to veggies/vegan in/near our area. Details on our Events page
January 2018 The Eco Collective added, an ethical vegan shopping warehouse in Christchurch with online ordering. Details on our Shopping page
Feruary 2018 Farplace Animal Rescue have opened a charity shop in the Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton. Details on our Shopping page

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