The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Cowes Week charity concert for National Coastwatch at The Needles

voxpop choir

Enjoy a few hours of singing by the Vox Pop and Rock Choir, who'll be joined by the Champagne Ladies Choir from Cornwall.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 11:55am

By Sally Perry

The One Show joins the search for Robbie Gibson

robbie gibson montage

Next Monday will be six weeks since Robert (Robbie) Gibson was last seen on CCTV in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. The search for Robbie will move onto our TV screens on Monday's episode of The One Show.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Let’s get this washed up teddy back to its owner!

Do you recognise this Teddy? Do you know anyone who has lost a Teddy in last month - or earlier? Let's help get this Teddy reunited with its owner.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 7:55am

By Sally Perry

Supermarket’s Community Budget encourages healthy eating

St George's School has received a donation of gift cards from Sainsbury’s Isle of Wight store in Newport, which helped to fund healthy eating ingredients.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 3:58pm

By Tanya Blake

Primary school supports ‘20’s Plenty’ campaign for Newport

Newport Parish Council are spearheading a campaign to bring 20mph to the streets of Newport.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 3:28pm

By Danny Faulkner with 10 readers' comments

3, 2, 1 … geese us an ‘Ahhhh’

canadian geese

If you need something to make you go 'ahhhh' today, this is it. Adorable video capture of around 70-80 young Canadian geese in Hamble today by Hants Police Marine Unit.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 1:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Brownies do their bit to help Ebola orphans

girl guides july 2016

On hearing the plight of Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone, Isle of Wight Brownies decided to collect books and stationery equipment for the children.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 9:36am

By Suzanne Whitewood with one comment

Alan Titchmarsh opens new garden at the Hospice

Former High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight, Alan Titchmarsh, officially opened a new therapeutic and recreational Garden at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, surrounded by many of those who made the garden a reality.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 4:14pm

By Tina Groves with 8 readers' comments

Season finale for choirs on the Isle of Wight

City Chorus and Orpheus Singers

St. Catherine’s Church was packed to capacity when Orpheus Singers joined with City Chorus from London for their grand finale for the season concert.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 3:40pm

By Toby Wallis

Wool and fabric needed for Ventnor project

brightly coloured fabric

Your odds and end of brightly-coloured wool and fabric is needed to help go towards a plan to decorate the town during the annual Christmas shopping day.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 11:18am

By Abigail Rendell

Ryde Slide: Donate now to secure your guaranteed slide

bestival ryde slide

Everyone who entered the lottery already has their slot confirmed, so you can guarantee your slide on Sunday by donating £5 now or pay £10 per slide or £30 for a family of four on the day. All profits go to four very good causes.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 3:10pm

By Aidan Byrne

Call for local businesses to help fund school crossing patrols

school crossing patrol by joybot

Roughly half of schools that were approached to help to save their local service have agreed to take over the funding, but there are still others that will be without school crossing patrols come September unless alternative funding is found.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments