Sally Perry


Contact: sally@onthewight.com

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.

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

I am very happy to say that with much help from Simon, we have just launched a number of discussion forums on VentnorBlog. There will be a permanent link in the top navigation bar, and

Tuesday, 11th October, 2005 10:59am

By Sally Perry

Anyone Fancy A Radar Station?

Anyone Fancy A Radar Station?

Quick, check down the back of the sofa for any spare change.

Monday, 10th October, 2005 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Last Days of Exhibition

Last Days of Exhibition

It's the last few days of Shopping Trolley.

Friday, 7th October, 2005 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Ronnie Barker RIP

Ronnie Barker RIP

Having just heard the sad news of Ronnie Barker passing away, I did a quick google to see whether he ever visited Ventnor. I haven’t found the answer yet, so if anyone knows if

Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 4:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Black History Month comes to Ventnor

Black History Month comes to Ventnor

You might already know that each year in the UK, October is Black History Month. Diversity is sparse on the island, so it’s encouraging to see that schools and associations are helping to promote the

Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Any old rags?

Any old rags?

I had a spring in my step when I walked into town today, the sky was blue and the sun was glistening on the sea, but that wasn’t the reason why. I was on

Monday, 3rd October, 2005 10:04pm

By Sally Perry

Video Footage of the Chicane Blast (and Podcast)

Video Footage of the Chicane Blast (and Podcast)

After being rained on in the morning and having to take to bed for the afternoon, my dear husband went down to the Cascade to shoot some video of the crazy folk who are

Sunday, 2nd October, 2005 4:56pm

By Sally Perry

Vegan Supper at the Community Projects Association

We had a cracking meal on Saturday night at the Ventnor Community Projects Association in Albert Street. The Association, which is a ‘not for profit’ organisation was set up 26 local founding members and

Saturday, 1st October, 2005 11:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Chicane Blast Off

Chicane Blast Off

Set up’s now complete and trials are well under way. Road conditions dry …. but some finding it hard to get round the switchback without crashing or sliding into

Friday, 30th September, 2005 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Jeromino …

Just took a quick trip to the cascade and the Whiteairguys are now setting up and hope to start trials around 3ish. Check back later for pictures and vox

Friday, 30th September, 2005 1:00pm

By Sally Perry

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to make blast fast as I cast past. Make these words my very last so I can sound cool. An adder on the ladder off the bottom rung. Born to auto focus before

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

My Summer of Love

Ventnor Film Society presents My Summer of Love at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Starts at 7.30pm and you can get drinks in the Cricket Club next door before and afterwards. Minibus services runs between

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry