Sally Perry

Writer, reporter, editor, book-keeper and tea-maker at Isle of Wight News by OnTheWight.

Broken sewer leads to road closure in Cowes

baring road

Watch out for the long diversion as a broken sewer is repaired by Southern Water.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 10:33am

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and you’re helping our inshore rescue crews

Ryde Inshore Rescue

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 9:55am

By Sally Perry

Finance officer abused position in £34,000 fraud and theft case

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The 55 year old has now moved to Sheffield and will be sentenced in November.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 8:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dementia Training given from one Island to another

In November, returning for their fourth time, The Dementia Training Company will be heading to Bermuda to share knowledge, experiences and ideas to help those affected by dementia.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Conservatives to deliver outline budget three months early

Magnifying glass:

The Conservative administration say they will present their outline budget for 2019-20 in November, giving three months for opposition groups to provide feedback.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 2:14pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Firefighters give their frank responses to the Cabinet vote (updated)

Cabinet vote

OnTheWight caught up with the firefighters who were at last night's Cabinet meeting, following the vote to make changes to Isle of Wight fire service. Some of them were quite ... direct.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Environment Agency issue flood alert for the Isle of Wight


There'll be Force 6 wind strength later today say the Environment Agency and larger waves may lead to spray overtopping of defences across the Island for 30 minutes either side of high water.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 12th October 2018

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (12th October), or tomorrow, find out more about travel delays by looking at our roadworks list.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 7:56am

By Sally Perry

Reporting live: Cabinet vote on future of Isle of Wight Fire Service

newport fire engine - iwc

OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Isle of Wight council's Cabinet meeting, where members will make their decision on controversial plans for the Isle of Wight Fire Service.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Fire Service insider says Ryde will be left in ‘risky situation’ if plans go ahead

ryde fire station

Following a meeting with Cllr Outlaw, an insider with the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said that Ryde Fire Station could be left in a 'very risky situation' should proposed plans go ahead.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:29pm

By Sally Perry

Mains fault leads to road closure

road closed sign

The road has been closed to allow repairs by the utility company.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council CEO slammed over delays in committing to Mental Health campaign

CEO John Metcalfe and Clare Mosdell

Cllr Brodie says the Isle of Wight Council should be "hanging its head in shame, not crowing about something they could have signed up to some time ago".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment