Hotel ‘has had its day’ says owners looking to redevelop Sandown site

cygnet hotel from google streetview

The current owners of the hotel, which was put on the market in 2014 and ceased trading in 2017, said it was not financially sustainable.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 4:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

St Mary’s Roundabout: ‘The wrong scheme at wrong time’ says petitioner approaching 2,000 signatures

st marys roadworks sign

The petitioner says that by signing the petition, you'll help Newport Parish Council and give a clear sign it's the wrong scheme at the wrong time.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 3:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Licence for kebab house could be revoked following reports of violence against customers

exterior of the Kebab house in ryde

Police have said the licence holder has ignored officers' advice, so the Isle of Wight council will review the licence.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 12:50pm

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

Council leader says they can’t send the floating bridge back

floating bridge suspended

Council leader, Dave Stewart said, "If people say to me, yes, but it breaks down, I say, so does the Red Jet".

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 5:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

End of school day ‘potentially dangerous’ says head of Isle of Wight primary school

thumbs down

In a letter to parents, Carisbrooke Primary's head of school said the decision made by the other schools to change their hours was potentially dangerous — and the primary school had not been consulted.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Former middle school site could see supported housing for older people

Blueprints

Work is expected to start in the next two years.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 2:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Residents to vote on new parking zones

residents parking

Following a consultation, residents' parking zones have been requested on 84 roads in the town.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 12:29pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Shackleton dementia ward will close indefinitely, say IW NHS

Doors to Shackleton Ward

The ward was refurbished to the tune of £200,000 earlier this year after being deemed 'not fit for purpose' by the CQC. Now the NHS say the ward won't reopen.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 5:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s offer for Venture Quays accepted by Homes England

venture quays

Talks with Homes England, which owns Venture Quays, have been ongoing for months to determine the future of the site after plans to transform it into a luxury waterfront development, with townhouses, a hotel and bars, fell through.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 3:20pm

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

It’s not over: Conservative Cllr says they are still committed to closing one West Wight school

Save our School - parents and children

Cllr Brading said the council was committed to achieving six key aims — including reducing the number of schools in the area from five to four.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:55am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Change of use application for former pub

the gate pub garden

The site has reportedly changed hands many times and been closed for years.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 2:59pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for 40 new homes at Palmers Farm resubmitted to Isle of Wight council

Blueprints

A revised planning application of up to 40 houses built in Wootton has been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 2:42pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter