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.

White Air Events Schedule

White Air Events Schedule

Only someone walking around with their eyes firmly fixed to their feet, wouldn’t have noticed that Thursday sees the start of the White Air 2005 Extreme Sports Festival. The advertising has been everywhere, and

Wednesday, 26th October, 2005 12:40am

By Sally Perry

Hurricane Wilma Brings Great Surf to IOW

Hurricane Wilma Brings Great Surf to IOW

Thanks to Hurricane Wilma, there’s a big swell looming in the Atlantic, which should make things interesting for the Saltrock IOW Pro championships, part of White Air Festival taking place later this week. If

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:39am

By Sally Perry

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

If you’re not working on Thursday this week and looking for some inspiration in your life, pop yourself down to Steephill Cove and you’ll be in for a treat. Island 2000 have organised an event

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Forums Are A Changing …

Thanks to Simon for changing the forums around a little – essentially simplifying them. Earlier in the week, after a very enjoyable evening with mook during which we’d had a great, wide ranging conversation

Friday, 21st October, 2005 11:26pm

By Sally Perry

Peter Flies the Flag for Ventnor

Peter Flies the Flag for Ventnor

Friday night saw the launch of Ventnor based artist, Peter Lawson’s exhibition – Images From Inside the Bell Jar at Quay Arts. The gallery space was buzzing with activity as friends, artists and potential purchasers

Thursday, 20th October, 2005 1:54pm

By Sally Perry

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

It’s official, Newport has been voted the 7th (in top 20 list) most up and coming culturally creative places in the UK with the Island fast becoming a beacon for fostering musical and artistic

Thursday, 20th October, 2005 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

GOsh What Big Ones You’ve Got!

GOsh What Big Ones You’ve Got!

Godshill Organics have managed to produce some mega pumpkins this year and are running a ‘guess my weight’ competition (that’s the pumpkin’s weight, not mine). You have to guess the combined weight of the three

Tuesday, 18th October, 2005 2:11pm

By Sally Perry

White Air Festival 2005

White Air Festival 2005

Experience four days of crazy extreme sports at the ‘UK’s Premier Extreme Sports festival’ which brings together the elite to compete in the championships of 14 awesome watersports and landsports. From the sheer radical

Monday, 17th October, 2005 10:06am

By Sally Perry

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

I had to pinch myself this morning when I woke from a contented slumber ... was it a dream or did it really happen?

Monday, 17th October, 2005 7:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

The third event is expected to be even bigger and better than the previous two.

Saturday, 15th October, 2005 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

The Tide Is High ….

The Tide Is High ….

It seems that we’re not the only Ventnor experiencing grey, wet weather today. Our namesake across the pond are battling with torrential rain and storms causing huge erosion of the beach and dunes. The

Friday, 14th October, 2005 11:49am

By Sally Perry

Are Tesco Coming to Town?

Are Tesco Coming to Town?

How will Tesco opening in Ventnor affect local trade

Friday, 14th October, 2005 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments