Sally Perry


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Sally Perry is co-owner, reporter and editor at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

The publication has built up a large and trusting audience, not only on the Island, but also around the world, helping IW ex-pats stay in touch with Island news.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As Journalism.co.uk commented at the time, “[they} gave the national and local media a run for its money with its comprehensive coverage of the industrial dispute".

She’s also been awarded for her dogged persistence in highlighting the plight of landlocked Ventnor Undercliff residents following a major landslide (over 200 articles in four+ years).

As well as covering local democracy and holding those in power to account for their decisions, OnTheWight is a champion of The Arts, regularly celebrating the creative talents of Islanders.

High praise for Isle of Wight and Facebook community from first-time holiday-makers

Minka Dyszynska-Bonnage and family at The Hut

Having holidayed in Devon for the last ten years, Minka and her family decided to try the Isle of Wight. The great community spirit won them over. Details within

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 1:13pm

By Sally Perry

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures: 11th August 2020 (updated)

white petal flowers in vase

New Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases and deaths in the latest figures released today, 11th August 2020

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 10:06am

By Sally Perry

Another rise in number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

Job Centre Plus sign

The number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits or Universal Credit increased in the last month. Details within

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 8:39am

By Sally Perry

Environment Agency officer assessing low levels of water in canoe lake

birds in canoe lake

The officer is assessing the situation at the canoe lake and will report back to the owners with advice and guidance

Monday, 10th August, 2020 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Neil’s 44th of 50 marathons cut short due to heatwave – but he’s raised £3,500 for charity (updated)

neil mccall - starting another marathon in july

Neil's 44th marathon ended at 17 miles - not surprising given he attempted it on Saturday evening when we were still in the middle of a heatwave. All praise for his valiant efforts

Monday, 10th August, 2020 2:01pm

By Sally Perry

Councillors slam the cancellation of Isle of Wight council Scrutiny Committee (updated)

Trees outside County Hall

Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee explains why he cancelled the meeting that would not normally be taking place in August

Monday, 10th August, 2020 11:13am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Quay Arts seek new Trustees to join their Board – especially one with financial experience

quay arts

If you have extensive financial experience the Board are keen to hear from you, as well as from those with a more traditional business background or Arts-biased background

Monday, 10th August, 2020 10:22am

By Sally Perry

‘Save the fish’ plea as canoe lake reduced to less than 10cm of water in some places

browns boating lake

Matthew shared a video of Facebook where the backs of some carp can be seen out of the water due to the lack of depth in the lake. He's calling for urgent action

Monday, 10th August, 2020 8:22am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Severe Isle of Wight thunderstorm weather warning extended to four days

Light show at Flowersbrook by Mike Wilson

Rainfall totals of 30-40 mm could fall in an hour, say the Met Office, as they extend the severe thunderstorm weather warning for next week

Sunday, 9th August, 2020 1:07pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Where’s that update on the Cowes Floating Bridge Isle of Wight council?

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council previously said they would update Islanders "by the end of the week" about the non-working Floating Bridge. It's past 6pm on Friday and there has still been no update

Friday, 7th August, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Our Island: ‘A new start for politics on the Isle of Wight’ claim those behind a new movement

our island logo

The Our Island movement say the "old fashioned mindset" of following any particular political ideology “leads us nowhere” and that "it’s time for change on the Isle of Wight council"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP reserves judgement on Government plans to ‘overhaul outdated planning system’

Bob seely on laptop

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says current planning system "means that sometimes the wrong houses are built in the wrong places. It is not good for either local communities or those needing housing"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments