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.

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

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

Lifeboat Lotto: Find out this week’s numbers

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, 25th February, 2015 7:44am

By Sally Perry

A lifetime of giving, Nancy Ellacott will be sorely missed

Nancy Ellacott

Our thoughts are with Nancy's family and friends. Her contribution to Island life will be treasured by all those who came into contact with her.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 1:42pm

By Robert Jones with one comment

Have you seen missing Isle of Wight man with distinctive cane?

Missing man - 22 Feb 2015 - face closer up

He caught the bus to Ventnor yesterday and was seen in Godshill on his way back to his home in Newport. Did you see him? Can you help his family?

Monday, 23rd February, 2015 1:08pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

All welcome to the Ventnor Timebank Spring Social

Ventnor Coastal Centre

Whether you're already a Ventnor Timebanker, or what to meet others and learn more, why not pop along on Saturday to the Ventnor Timebank Spring Social?

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 2:13pm

By Sally Perry

Living memorials to those who fought and died in the Dardanelles

Martin Heighway with Alepp Pine

It's thought three brothers from the Hampshire Regiment were killed on the same day during the Gallipoli campaign. Organisations on the Isle of Wight are invited to plant a tree in their memory.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 9:00am

By Heather Lane with 2 readers' comments

Appley Women’s Institute: A blooming good time had by all

Appley WI Peg Dolls

From seated exercise to peg dolls and best in bloom, a great time was had by all at the latest Appley WI meeting.

Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 12:37pm

By Judith Lazell

Hospice sets special target for 25th year of Walk the Wight

Walk the Wight launch at Hovertravel

Earl Mountbatten Hospice has announced a £250,000 target for this year’s Walk the Wight –with every penny raised going towards its community nursing team.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 2:36pm

By Lisa Wardle

Wightlink sale Poll: Is the sale of Wightlink a good thing?

Wightlink poll:

Following the shock news - here's a quick reaction poll where you can say if you think this is a good or a bad thing.

Monday, 16th February, 2015 10:49am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

What are you doing for Go Orange Day?


Across the Isle of Wight today, schools and businesses are doing their bit to help raise money for the three independent lifeboats on the Island. What are you up to?

Friday, 13th February, 2015 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Youth Marching Band recognised for their achievements

Vectis Corp Youth Marching Band

Well done to all involved.

Friday, 13th February, 2015 7:09am

By Jennie Thompson with one comment