Sally Perry


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 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.

St Mary’s Roundabout petition goes to Isle of Wight council this week

st marys roadworks

Did you sign the petition about major roadworks at St Mary's Roundabout? It's going to be debated in council chamber this week

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 5:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Councillors to vote on changes to Isle of Wight council tax support scheme

Notes and coins by oneclickgroupuk-com

Members will vote to make changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme which helps those on low incomes pay their council tax

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 5:26pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Southern Vectis introduce price rises on multi-day tickets

new pound coins

Do you agree with Southern Vectis when they say the "small changes will have minimal impact on customers"?

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Neurodiversity conference featuring speakers such as Chris Packham hailed a success

chris packham at neurodiversity conference

150 people attended the conference which was the brainchild of a group of friends with caring responsibilities, some of them neurodivergent, lamenting the problems they faced accessing conferences on the mainland

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Hustings to take place week before General Election

Microphone with sports hall in background

Tickets are due to become available shortly for the 2019 Isle of Wight General Election hustings

Monday, 18th November, 2019 8:49am

By Sally Perry

Unions call on General Election candidates to pledge to end ‘school funding crisis’


Unions ask General Election candidates to pledge to urgently give every school the adequate funding it needs to deliver a high quality education for every child

Monday, 18th November, 2019 8:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Hard work and honesty

Plan A and Plan B crossed out, underlined Plan C

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week he explores the subject of planning. As always, a great long-read

Sunday, 17th November, 2019 12:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Missing man from Sandown safely located

Neil horner

Last seen on Wednesday, Hampshire Constabulary and Neil's family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare

Sunday, 17th November, 2019 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Last chance to see Undecided Earth exhibition

undecided art collective exhibition at ventnor exchange

Exhibiting artists at Undecided Earth include Tania Dixcey, Rachael Berry, Cooly Haste, Adam Harvey, Teresa Grimaldi, Holly Maslen, Julie Hutchison and many others.

Friday, 15th November, 2019 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

Plans for future of Ryde Harbour revealed in Isle of Wight council papers

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

The future of Ryde Harbour is being decided by the deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council. Details within

Friday, 15th November, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Life of pioneering chemist who played formative role in development of ‘The Pill’, John Mills, to be celebrated today

John Mills by his bookshelves

Ventnor resident, who worked on the creation of ‘The Pill’ and pioneering work in the Art world, will today (Friday) be bid farewell and his rich and fulfilling life celebrated during a service at the Crematorium

Friday, 15th November, 2019 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight General Election: List of all candidates now confirmed

the six isle of wight general election candidates 2019 - montage

Find out who the candidates are and what the deadlines for registering to vote, be that in person or via proxy or postal voting

Friday, 15th November, 2019 8:50am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments