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.

Call for bus shelter outside Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey sanctuary

As well as one of the stops being on the main road with no pavement, there is currently no shelter from the elements

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 1:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Here’s how to help Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

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

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Summer shade outside County Hall to disappear due to rot, say Council

Trees outside County Hall

The Isle of Wight council say that rot has been found in two of the three trees and they must be removed

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 8:46am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Artists, crafters and book types sought for Book-ish Art and Craft Fair

bookish art fair

Half the tables have already been reserved so make the call to secure yours if you want to take part

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight alternative rock band Mr Strange take new direction with sixth album

The sixth album from Mr Strange is described as a mash-up of David Bowie and Queens of the Stone Age, with a healthy dose of their trademark weirdness, of course!

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 5:04pm

By Sally Perry

Another rise in Islanders claiming out of work benefits

person job seeking with paper and pen

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

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New Operations Director makes Red Funnel Board gender equal

Leanna Lakes and Fran Collins 2

As an unintended consequence of Leanna’s appointment, along with Fran Collins she makes up a 50% female executive board of directors

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch: Isle of Wight woman woken from brain surgery and asked to play violin while tumour removed

dagmar turner playing the violin during brain surgery

Dagmar was brought round from the general anaesthetic and asked to play the violin, so the neurosurgeon could remove the tumour without affecting the Islander's violin-playing brain function

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

30 per cent of Isle of Wight roads due for resurfacing in first seven years not completed

failing belgrave road jan 2020

Members of the Scrutiny Committee say that 30 percent of roads that should have been brought up to standard by April 2020 have not been. The IWC officer responsible says Island Roads will be given an extra four years

Monday, 17th February, 2020 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 48 readers' comments

Flood alert: Immediate action required for residences in Horringford, Langbridge and Alverstone


An update to yesterday's flood alert, with immediate action required for those at Horringford, Langbridge and Alverstone on the Eastern Yar

Monday, 17th February, 2020 11:59am

By Sally Perry

A busy weekend for Island Roads dealing with flooding and tree removal

Tree down at Calthorpe Road near Ryde - island roads

Thanks go out to all at Island Roads who helped during Storm Dennis with flooding and tree removal

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Flood alerts issued for the Isle of Wight as more rain expected

flood alert sign

Flooding is expected to affect land, gardens, cycle tracks and roads including Golf Links Road and Moreton Common Road, Sandown, as well as Gurnard Road Bridge, which will see water flowing deep and fast over the next few hours

Sunday, 16th February, 2020 5:46pm

By Sally Perry