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.

1,000 Plastic Bottles campaign launched on the Isle of Wight

plastic bottles on a beach

A campaign to encourage walkers, swimmers, anglers and fossil hunters to take a bag and collect litter from the beach has been launched.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fundraising event in memory of mother of four who died in Forest Road incident

Yvonne Copland

In memory of Yvonne Copland, who died tragically earlier this year in the Forest Road collision, the event next month hopes to raise much needed cash for the Air Ambulance service.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 4:14pm

By Sally Perry

Seasonal fall in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits

job centre plus

There’s been another seasonal fall in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, but a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 12:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight chef is Vegan Living magazine’s chef of the month

aidan gant and poppy dee standing in the courtyard

Aidan Gant, who recently opened Django's Vegan Tapas and Jazz Bar with his partner, Poppy Dee, on the site of the former Lavender Farm, features as Chef of the Month in Vegan Living.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 11:55am

By Sally Perry with one comment

£40,000 Crowdfunder launched to create Isle of Wight documentary

Similar to what has been created with the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes project and The Wight Book, the ‘Our Isle of Wight’ documentary aims to celebrate the “rich history and the great future that we have here” on the Island.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 7:06pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Latest comic in Commando series set on the Isle of Wight

a page from radar raiders

You can meet the writer this Saturday from midday at Heroes Comic Shop in Newport when he'll be signing copies of Radar Raiders.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Weather warning for heavy showers and thunderstorms


Not a day to hang your laundry out on the line.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Good rating for Isle of Wight pre-school and out of school clubs


Ofsted have released their latest inspection report and the Preschool has been rated as 'Good', and 'Outstanding' for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Last chance to see Iconic Bowie exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

bowie by terry oneill and kevin cummins

There's just over a week left to see the stunning Iconic Bowie exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Don't miss out, it's quite something.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:14am

By Sally Perry

Met Office cancel one of its Isle of Wight weather warnings

rainbow over freshwater bay

Anyone looking out of the window will understand why the weather warning was withdrawn. But only one of them.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 10:07am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sign up to stay informed about climate emergency protests and events

People on march for Extinction Rebellion

If you've been on a climate emergency march or are involved in environmental protection on the Island, Extinction Rebellion urge you to sign up to their newsletter to stay in touch with upcoming events and marches.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments