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.

OnTheWight celebrates its ninth anniversary

Nine o clock:

Sunday saw the ninth anniversary of OnTheWight (or VentnorBlog as was) and another year of innovation. A big thanks to all our readers and advertisers for their continued support. We couldn't do it without you.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 7:13pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Newly resurfaced path attracts 20,000 visits in last three months

Wroxall to Shanklin path - official opening :

Nearly 20,000 trips have been recorded on a newly resurfaced shared-use path between Shanklin and Wroxall in the last three months.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 4:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Green Army Awarded the Merlin Trophy 2014 by CPRE IW

Green Army - volunteer collecting award:

The award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England recognises the valuable contribution the Green Army have made to conservation on the Isle of Wight. Congratulations to all involved.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 3:51pm

By Claire Hector

Sarah Moore says goodbye to her luscious locks for charity

Sarah Moore after hair cut:

The hair donated by Sarah to The Little Princess Trust will be used to make real hair wigs for children who've suffered hair loss through cancer treatment.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Stop the Rot event a huge success

Friends of Frank James

The much anticipated English Heritage event "Stop the Rot", held in conjunction with the Friends of Frank James, took place at the lavishly decorated Grade II* Listed Northwood House.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 11:34am

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

New Chief Executive for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Alex Lochrane - HIOWAA

Following a thorough selection process, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Lochrane as Chief Executive from 1st October 2014.

Monday, 29th September, 2014 10:31am

By Caroline Tyree

‘Isle Drive Safe – Remember Evey’ charity launched

Isle Drive Safely logo

A new road safety charity has been launched and invites Islanders to get involved.

Saturday, 27th September, 2014 9:55am

By Sally Perry

Online auction to raise last pounds for Katie Baxter’s bed now live

Katie Baxter

Young Katie suffers from numerous disability's including infantile Parkinson's disease, hypo-mobility, and partial deafness and desperately needs a specialist bed.

Saturday, 27th September, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry

Islanders share their condolences after death of Kara Rann

Kara Rann and team -

Kara sadly died this week following serious head injuries after coming off her motorcycle at Pembrey Racing Circuit on Sunday 14th September.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 2:24pm

By Sally Perry

Jenny presented with regional award for ‘going the extra mile’

Jenny Smart Girlguiding

Girlguiding IW member Jenny Smart (left) has become one of the first recipients within the South West Region of Girlguiding to receive a new Award.

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 7:14am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Running to raise fostering awareness

Fostering team :

Isle of Wight Council foster carers are hoping to raise awareness of fostering by taking part in the Great South Run.

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 6:26pm

By IW Council Press Office

Patient artistic talent provides a lasting legacy for Hospice

Kate Mansbridge with notelets

Art created by patients at Earl Mountbatten Hospice is creating a lasting legacy.

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 12:11pm

By Lisa Wardle