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 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

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

Blind fundraiser to take on Three Peaks Challenge

Ben Nevis

Despite being blind, Colin McArthur has flown the Hovercraft, driven a steam train, sailed the FastCat and walked around the Island. He now intends to take on the Three Peak Challenge with his wife, Linda.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 1:51pm

By Colin McArthur

Armed Forces Day to be marked this morning at 11am


All are welcome to attend St Thomas' Square in Newport for the Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 9:39am

By IW Council Press Office

More Queen’s Birthday Awards for Islanders

Applause prompter:

Congratulations are in order for two more Islanders recognised in the Queen's Birthday Awards.

Saturday, 13th June, 2015 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Specially grafted apple trees planted on site of former Victorian orchard

Specially grafted apple trees returns to banks of the Lukely

Cuttings from four different types of apples were grafted together to create the seven trees that have been planted on the site of a former Victorian orchard.

Friday, 12th June, 2015 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Are you taking part in Jimi Hendrix world record attempt at Isle of Wight Festival?

Jimi Hendrix graffiti

Festival-goers are invited to buy a mask (all proceeds to WellChild charity) and take part in the world record attempt happening at 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 4:18pm

By Kate Etteridge