Cowes Harbour ‘cannot refuse entry’ to vessels during lockdown

trinity pontoon

Harbour users have been asked to follow government guidance and stay at home and avoid any movements on the river during the Coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Support available for victims of domestic abuse during Coronavirus lockdown

love shouldn't hurt written on bare back of woman

Police and local domestic abuse support groups say help is at hand for those subjected to domestic abuse - even during lockdown

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 4:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans under consultation for new dentist in Lake

the run down building where the new Lake dentist would be

There are plans to turn the run down building into a new dentist. Comments on the application can be made until 21st April

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Immensely proud of headteachers and school staff’ say Isle of Wight council

bucket of pencils by namoscato

The council say school staff have responded strongly to the government’s call and staff are working hard to provide this critical service

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

PPE for NHS staff ‘ramped up’ say NHS

st mary's hospital

The NHS say the supply of PPE has been ramped up in recent days, and there has been an announcement from the government regarding the further strengthening of arrangements

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school retains ‘Good’ rating

crayons

Inspectors found there were many interesting visits, events and clubs that are on offer which help pupils to be resourceful and thoughtful.

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 10:56am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

West Wight parents given two days to decide which school to send their children to

paperwork

Parents say they were told they would have until June to choose which school they wanted to send their children

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 3:17pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Call for Islanders to become volunteer responders during Coronavirus outbreak

Person delivering a box

Volunteers will take on tasks like collecting shopping, medicine or other supplies for those self-isolating, providing patient transport and phoning those in self-isolation regularly

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:43am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Grade II listed former fire station to be restored as part of council’s regeneration plan

sandown town hall

To fund the restoration of the hall, the outbuildings would be demolished first and the semi-detached houses would then be built, enabling the development

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 12:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for vineyard to join Isle of Wight Distillery

Plans for Rosemary's Vineyard

Rosemary Vineyard and visitor centre is currently situated in Ashey. However, the current site has planning permission for 140 houses

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Lake loo application withdrawn following confusion

lake south toilets

One councillor resigned over the matter, saying that he felt unwelcome and was bullied by other councillors

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 10:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight non-urgent elective operations will be cancelled for three months

hospital bed

NHS bosses say Covid-19 is arguably the greatest challenge the NHS has faced since its creation

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 4:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments