Sally Perry


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Sally Perry is Co-founder, Editor and Reporter at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

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.

Isle of Wight food and drink producers celebrate Great Taste Awards

Peter Newill roasting coffee beans

Great Taste Awards are widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality producers. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 11:35am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Join Lifeboat Lotto to help support Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews

Crew from Freshwater Lifeboat going out on the water

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely also being stonewalled from getting information on v2 of Test and Trace App usage

man in street hitting head against a brick wall

News OnTheWight had to resort to asking Bob Seely to get usage numbers on the v2 Test and Trace App, after being stonewalled by the Government team. Twenty days later, on the eve of the National rollout, even our MP can’t get them.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

New Coronavirus measures could be in place for six months, says Prime Minister

boris johnson presenting the daily briefing

Without immediate action, the nation could see 50,000 cases per day by mid-October say the medical and scientific officers. The PM says these measures could be in place for six months

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 1:28pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

If you have a complaint about impact of St Mary’s roundabout roadworks write directly to Cllr Ward, he says

Cllr Ian Ward and Andrew Tunnicliffe from Island Roads

Cllr Ian Ward says he has his 'finger on the pulse' about St Mary's roundabout and has only received one letter of complaint. He asks residents to write directly to him if they have concerns or queries.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

All year 9 pupils in Isle of Wight school to self isolate for 14 days after pupil tested positive for Covid-19

watercolour painting of Covid 19

An Isle of Wight high school is asking all Year 9 pupils to self isolate for 14 days after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19. Details within

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Weekly number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases and deaths: 22 Sept 2020

stay at home roadside sign

See details within for the latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases and deaths in the last week

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Kickstart: Federation of Small Businesses teams to help business enter the scheme

young people sitting at table with laptops and laughing

The Federation of Small Businesses has teamed up with Adecco Working Ventures to help small businesses take part in the Kickstart Scheme offering work placement opportunities for young people

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Red Ensign has still not refunded customers who paid for courses that were cancelled

question mark shaped light in box room

Some customers have waited more than three weeks for a refund for courses paid for that were then cancelled. We hear from some of them in this update

Monday, 21st September, 2020 8:52pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Petition launched to protect future of Brown’s Family Golf Course

Flags and Wildflowers Browns is the venue for events such as Hullabaloo this year online and the Lost Duver rewilding project

The petition is calling on the Isle of Wight council to recognise the heritage of Brown's Golf Course and seek protection of the much-loved public asset

Monday, 21st September, 2020 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Islander completes Ration Challenge to raise money and awareness for Syrian refugees

tracy mikich refugee ration challenge

The challenge aims to raise money and awareness for those who have been displaced and are living on a minuscule amount of food each week. Here's how you can show your support

Monday, 21st September, 2020 11:36am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge in a ‘vortex of disaster’ say Stakeholders’ Group in letter to funders, Solent LEP

cameron palin and floating bridge

The letter to the body that funded the £3.2m Floating Bridge sets out comprehensively the position with FB6 and calls for a meeting with engineers, councillors, businesses and other stakeholders

Sunday, 20th September, 2020 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments