News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

How does Island Roads pick which roads it resurfaces first?

Cowleaze Hill

Islanders tell OnTheWight they're confused as to why some roads in bad condition are not being resurfaced, when others, that seem mostly fine, are. Here's what Island Roads said when we asked them how they choose which roads get resurfaced first.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Beauty of Blackgang landslip captured from the skies (video)

Blackgang Chine from the air

Sit back and enjoy this beautiful flight over the Blackgang landslip, filmed by Paul Knights onboard his model glider.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

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

We love this stars and boats time lapse video of spooky overnight yacht race

Stars and boats

If you spotted the spectacle of dozens of yachts taking part in a night race just over a week ago (or even if you didn't), you'll love this timelapse video by Julian Winslow.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 7:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cricket: Wilson’s blast gives Ventnor a lift

Cricket match:

An exceptional bowling performance from Adam Wilson routed Lymington for just 87 in Saturday’s Southern Electric Premier Division game at Newclose and ultimately led Ventnor to a welcome win after a run of six successive defeats.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 10:21am

By Graeme Burnett

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

Council confirm Undercliff Drive plans

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

For the record, here's the official word from the council on Undercliff Drive plans.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 9:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Undercliff Drive: Council reveal work schedule to residents

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Work on reinstating the road from Niton to the landlocked properties on Undercliff Drive starts this week. Residents can expect to be able to use the road to their properties later this year.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

30 hour skate raised over £1,000 towards £50k fundraiser

greg nowik skating:

Well done to all involved in organising, those who took part and those who donated towards Ventnor Skatepark's skate-athon last weekend.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 9:06am

By Sally Perry

Head to Ventnor Skatepark for Night of the Longest Skate

Night of the longest skate poster

There's free skateboarding tuition all weekend, as well as music, spoken word and street food. From midday on Saturday until 6pm on Sunday, Ventnor Skatepark is the place to be.

Saturday, 20th June, 2015 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Step inside the inflatable smoke house at two Ventnor summer fairs

inflatable smokehouse

The inflatable smokehouse is coming to a town or village near you soon, including twice in Ventnor this week. It's a great way to educate residents on the importance of a smoke alarm.

Friday, 19th June, 2015 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Nick Percy, Isle of Wight athlete, declared Freshman of the Year

Nick Percy in US

Not only has Bonchurch athlete , Nick Percy, had a strong season in the US, he's now been named Freshman of the Year. Well done Nick!

Friday, 19th June, 2015 11:16am

By Nate Pohlen