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.

Nominate your ‘St John Ambulance Everyday Hero’

St John Ambulance :

St John Ambulance searches for life savers for its inspiring Everyday Heroes awards.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 4:32pm

By Kate Rutsch with one comment

Do you recognise any of these people?

Lost SD card - steephill -

OnTheWight are hoping to reunite a found SD card with its owner.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Have you won this week’s Lifeboat Lotto?

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, 21st January, 2015 7:02am

By Sally Perry

Crowd funding hopes to fight weed infestation and save water voles

Gareth Shelley, Duncan Spencer:

Natural Enterprise and The Community Fund have launched a crowd funding campaign to fund an ambitious project which will control weed infestation in the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 11:10am

By Nicole Shamier with 2 readers' comments

Book now for the return of the Prince & Princess Ball

Princess cake :

Following on from last year’s amazing success The Prince & Princess Ball will once again return to the Marquee kindly donated by Newclose Cricket Ground and made magical by Personalize, Event Decorators on 18th April 2015.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 11:01am

By Michaela White

Blue lights at the Spinnaker Tower for Girlguides

Island residents and those on the mainland with a view of Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth will be able to view it in a blue light on January 30th thanks to Girlguiding IW’s Island Commissioner Deborah Meadows.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:31am

By Suzanne Whitewood

13 bed unit planned to ease pressure at St Mary’s

Solent Grange

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust hopes to have a decision ratified later this month to open a 13 bed community-based unit to ease pressure at St Mary’s.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 9:07am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Have you tried the new outdoor fitness gym at Seaclose yet?

Matthew Price - Newport PC outdoor fitness

New Outdoor fitness gym installed in Newport. Give it a go next time you're there.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 11:50am

By Maxine Yule

Sign up now for Silver Jubilee anniversary Walk the Wight

Hospice 25 year walk the wight

Hundreds of people have already signed up to take part in this year’s Silver Jubilee anniversary of Walk the Wight in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 11:41am

By Erika Campbell-Burt

Find out how to nominate your area for the Great British High Street Competition

High Street sign

Towns and villages across the country are being urged to enter the Great British High Streets competition.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Appley WI hear stories from ’round the world’ sailors


Find out what the Appley Women's Institute have been getting up to this month.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 9:59am

By Judith Lazell

Find out how you could win up to £5,000 and help local charities


Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping a vital Island service.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 8:11am

By Sally Perry