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.

Have you seen the lost set of Porsche keys?

Bucket and spade

The keys were lost either on the beach in Ventnor or somewhere between there and St Boniface Road. Did you seen them or hand them in anywhere?

Monday, 6th July, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry

Why not enter the Cowes Cardboard Boat Race?

Cowes cardboard Race

This looks like great fun for all the family. Why not give it a go? You've got plenty of time to build your cardboard boat, but make sure you enter by 24th July.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 11:23am

By Dennis Jones

The Chemical Brummers take on the Mongol Rally … in a £600 car

Chemical Brummers

Reece Finney from St Lawrence will be heading off soon on a mission to cross two continents in a £600 car to raise money for three fantastic charities. If you're able to, please show your support.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Have your say on council plans to reduce staff at Freshwater Library

Freshwater Library with blossom

Friends of Freshwater Library urge their library goers to take part in the upcoming consultation on council plans to reduce staff to one and rely on the community to keep the library running.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lifeboat Lotto: Join for your chance to win up to £5,000


This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 8:14am

By Sally Perry

Have you seen this missing outboard?

Stephen Izatt's stolen outboard engine

Did you see this outboard engine being taken away at Wheeler's Bay in Ventnor yesterday?

Monday, 29th June, 2015 12:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island pupils go back to WWII

Child Evacuees

Around 400 Isle of Wight primary school pupils took part in the mock evacuation at Havenstreet Steam Railway this week.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Funding boost for project to help veterans share their stories

Cheque being presented

Independent Arts receive a grant of £7,000 to help armed forces veterans visit local schools and care homes and share their stories as part of the 'afterWARds' project.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:36pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde Lions send £2,000 to help Nepalese earthquake victims

Well done to all involved in organising the fundraising and those who donated so generously.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 12:59pm

By Barrie Jehan

Are you this week’s £5,000 Lifeboat Lotto winner?

Fan of 20 pound notes

This week’s numbers revealed. Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 7:15am

By Sally Perry

Frank James midsummer celebration marks milestone (gallery)

Frank James Midsummer Gathering

The long-awaited 'urgent works' have been completed and celebrations took place at the midsummer gathering on Sunday at Frank James Hospital.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 11:03am

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight’s wartime history shared with ferry passengers

history students on Wightlink yarmouth route

Work by University of Southampton history students, reveals just how important the Isle of Wight was during the wartime efforts of the second world war.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 8:55am

By Karen Woods