Sandown’s ‘High Ropes’ attraction no longer going ahead – now it’s ‘high nets’

high ropes sky trail

The plans changed after Heritage GB researched high ropes attractions and realised they wouldn't be suitable on coastal areas.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Green light for homes for people with disabilities and learning difficulties

planning keyboard

The application was passed by the planning committee, despite concerns from residents about parking and the value of their property being affected.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 4:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council chooses not to have greater control over Island bus services

Island Buses:

Isle of Wight Council has chosen not to have greater control over the bus services on the Island, despite the Minister urging it.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 5:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors agree taxi fare increase

Taxis

Some Isle of Wight taxi drivers objected to the plans and made representations to the council, but the increase has been agreed.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10:07am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Committee told to make decision on house extension and ignore ’emotional side’ of cafe

Blueprints

Last year the Isle of Wight Council approved plans to knock down the cafe and build an extension to the house - plans to extend further were considered this week.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:19am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

True extent of Isle of Wight care home’s failings revealed

Respite care :

Staff members said there was a blame culture at the home, with managers ‘passing the buck’. The full report now reveals the care home's failings.

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 8:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Facebook group and petition launched in campaign to protect Isle of Wight trees

People by the oak tree

There is a growing movement of campaigners looking to protect the Island's trees, with a Facebook group and petition set up to raise awareness.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 4:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘People power works’ says deputy leader over plans to close Yarmouth School

Stuart Hutchinson

The deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council has told his residents that he will vote against the plan to close Yarmouth School and says "People power works".

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 2:31pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Cultural arts centre plans dubbed by boatbuilder as ‘scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders’

columbine building east cowes

Plans for a waterfront cultural centre in East Cowes - that could be partnered with the V&A museum group - has received support from many including the MP, but local boatbuilder says it's just another "scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders".

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

morrisons sign

Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight taxi fares set to rise for first time in six years

20p pieces

New plans have been forward to increase the cost per mile by 20p, rather than 10p, taking the total cost to £2 per mile.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 5:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter