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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 a monthly e-newsletter that we email to our members. Membership is completely free - Here's our sign-up form. Our e-newsletter includes details of our monthly drop-in, local veggie/vegan news and events, and new shops/cafés of interest to vegetarians and vegans. We also collate local veggie and vegan news, as well as information on recommended places to eat out. This is included in our free newsletter. Do you have any local veggie or vegan news? Perhaps a cutting from your local newspaper? Send it to us and we'll include your item.

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
June 2017 Veggie café/takeaway Happy Healthy UK has closed while it moves from Whiteley to Denmead. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
August 2017 Café Thrive opening soon in Southampton. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
August 2017 Offbeet Foods are opening two more branches - one in Southsea and one near Totton. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page
August 2017 New vegan home bakery - Lush Vegan Food. Details on our Eating & Staying Out page

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