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.

Staley family win holiday thanks to public vote

Yorkshire dales

Organisers of the competition say Neal Staley prompted the team to think about giving others in the competition a free break instead of the proposed money-off vouchers, so they are sending four families on a free break.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry

Book your stall for charity village fete and help Chelsea’s wishes come true

Festival bunting:

Book your space now at this charity fete which is held at the peak of the holiday season. Just £20 each and proceeds go to a great local cause.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 10:10am

By Amy Creed

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 7:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight schools taking on 25th year of Walk the Wight

Schools walk the wight -

Schools across the Island are gearing up to join in the 25th anniversary of Walk the Wight.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 11:00am

By Lisa Wardle

Isle of Wight Ramblers area chairman shortlisted for Presidential Award

David Howarth and woman

You have until 11th March to vote for David Howarth by going heading over to the Ramblers Website

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 10:50am

By Mike Slater with 3 readers' comments

Share your wildlife stories with Wildlife Trust

Crocus bloom

Did you know that people who live near and experience green spaces have a 50% chance of being more healthy – both physically and mentally? That's good news for Islanders.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 9:51am

By Lianne de Mello with 2 readers' comments

MP joins campaign to save ice rink

Andrew Turner Wayne Whittle and Brian Harris at ryde arena - ice rink -

Andrew Turner puts his hat into the ring to help save Ryde ice rink from closure.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 8:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 27 readers' comments

Do you know anything about beach hut break-in?

Beach huts at Colwell

Did you happen to see someone trying to break into a beach hut in Colwell Bay last week? If so, the police are keen to hear from you.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 3:39pm

By Sally Perry

Call for Ventnorians to help with Christmas 2015 planning

VentnorVille banner with bunting

Get involved and help make Christmas in Ventnor in 2015 even better than last year.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Bookfair raises much needed funds for community library

Bembridge Library

The recent bookfair at Bembridge Library was very successful in raising monies for the community library. Don't miss the Easter Coffee Morning next month.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 7:35am

By Richard Beet

From tube station meanderer to head mouse catcher on the Isle of Wight

Jubilee cat from London

With the Isle of Wight being a major animal-loving community we know you'll love this story of a moggie swapping its life in a London tube station for one as head mouse catcher at stables in Ryde.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 10:54am

By Lydia Ellis

Campaign to save ice rink ramps up

Save our rink children

Hundreds showed their support for the ice rink over the weekend and a newly-formed Steering Committee is exploring the idea of a CIC taking over the lease.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:21pm

By Sally Perry