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.

Amateur photographers invited to enter photographic competition

blue and green seas ventnor

As well as the photographic competition, there are loads of great things taking place at Ventnor Library.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 2:31pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Have you seen this missing cat?

Missing grey tabby

If you have seen this missing cat please get in touch with the owner.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 9:12am

By Sally Perry with one comment

OnTheWight proud to sponsor the Isle of Wight Film Festival

Cinema tickets:

Once again OnTheWight is sponsoring the Feature Film Section of the Isle of Wight Film Festival. You can book now for any of the brilliant range of films being shown in Ventnor in two week's time.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

Listen to how some of the messages left on the Dreamline have been interpreted

UAC dreams banner image

Your dreams are being used in some brilliantly creative ways by members of the Undecided Art Collective.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 8:49am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Cross-party pressure group formed to secure future of rail franchise

Island line train

A new pressure group has been set up to help secure the future of the Island Line train service with a sustainable, reliable and viable service for the duration of the next franchise period.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Several rural roads ready for upgrade say Island Roads

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

A number of roads serving rural communities in the West Wight are due to be upgraded under the Highways PFI next month.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 2:30pm

By Gavin Foster

Chorderize slots available for new writing talent

John Armstrong:

Are you a writer keen to share your work with other like-minded individuals on a public platform? Why not book yourself a ten minute slot at one of the upcoming Chorderize events?

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor council take on four car parks and reduce the charges

Parking ticket machine:

On Saturday (1 August) Ventnor Town Council takes on the management of four of the town’s eight car parks: Dudley Road, Market Street, Pound Lane and Shore Road, where you'll find reduced car parking charges.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 5:26pm

By David Bartlett with 4 readers' comments

Unwanted tools needed for Men in Sheds movement


Do you have a shed crammed full of unwanted tools that you can donate to this new community initiative? Or do you want to find out more about the Men in Sheds movement?

Friday, 24th July, 2015 2:34pm

By Sally Perry

Becoming a member of Ventnor Skatepark could help them win bigger grants

Storm troopers at Ventnor skatepark by John Nicholson

To help with any bids for grants to help build a concrete skatepark, Ventnor Skatepark are going to apply for charitable status. For that, they need members. You don't have to live in Ventnor to join.

Friday, 24th July, 2015 1:12pm

By Zoe Thompson with 3 readers' comments

Here’s how someone not wearing a seatbelt led to police busting a Cannabis factory

Cannabis farm

A driver not wearing a seat belt resulted in police being led a Cannabis farm in Ventnor and three people ending up arrested.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 7:42pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments