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.

‘Changing vision’ for Undercliff Drive access road leads to need for planning application

Over two years since the landslip and over 19 months since the budget was approved, works to reinstate Undercliff Drive from the west have still not been completed. The new road now has to go through the planning process to gain permission.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Godshill main road to be resurfaced in May

Road works road closed signs

The work has been programmed outside of the main holiday season and on weekday nights to further reduce inconvenience.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 6:57am

By Gavin Foster

Undecided Art Collective create ‘inside the box’ for latest exhibition

UAc Poster

The brilliant Undecided Art Collective will be serving up the fruits of their labour at the latest art show, titled Undecided², at Ventnor Exchange from Friday 29th April.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:15pm

By Sally Perry

Chance for a modern day ‘Mary Poppins’ to earn some extra cash


If you're interested in earning some extra cash over the summer for a couple of hours work on Saturday mornings, get your rubber gloves at the ready and make that call today.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 12:12pm

By Sally Perry

Be part of Ventnor’s community spirit captured by the BBC

Ventnor Day poster

As anyone who lives, works or visits Ventnor will know, the town has a fantastic community spirit. The BBC wants to capture on 4th May. Be part of it and you could end up being on TV.

Saturday, 23rd April, 2016 12:37pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

St. Olave’s Church celebrates new facilities this weekend

St Olaves Church

This informal event on Saturday will celebrate the successful conclusion of the recent project to improve facilities at the church.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 5:46pm

By Mike Powell with 2 readers' comments

Police investigate reports of a ‘flasher’ near primary school

police officer

Best to be safe when there are reports of a 'flasher' of course, but locally the explanations circulating today for this isn't quite what was originally thought.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 3:33pm

By Sally Perry

See in May Day with the Magnificent Men of Wight Morris Dancers

Men of Wight Longstone sunrise

It's an early start. You have to be at Mottistone car park at 5am, but from what we've heard of previous years, well worth the effort.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 11:11am

By Mike Butler

Over £300 donated to elderly mugging victim by the community

British Bank notes

The community rally round for the elderly victim of this daylight mugging in Ventnor. Whilst the donations were being counted, the suspect appeared in court.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:59pm

By Sally Perry

Island Roads step forward to help Isle of Wight youth football team

Ventnor youth FC

Island Roads have pitched in to help sort Rew Valley Youth FC's new ground at Watcombe Bottom.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 2:09pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Man from Newport arrested on suspicion of Ventnor mugging (updated)


There was widespread outrage at the news of a man in his 80s being mugged for his pension last Friday. Police now confirm they have arrested someone on suspicion of the robbery.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Film Society finish the season with ‘The Lady in the Van’

lady in the van

They were unable obtain the previously advertised film, Black Souls, so see the BAFTA nominated 'The Lady In The Van' at Ventnor Film Society's final screening of the season instead.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 12:12pm

By Linda Davis