Tropical fish sales lands pet shop owner in hot water (and with a £2,500 fine)

tropical fish in a bowl

A Pet Shop licence had been refused after a vet was concerned about the levels of care.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 5:53pm

By IW Council Press Office

Wyatt and Jack’s #inflatableamnesty spreads well beyond Isle of Wight

inflatable amnesty triangle pouches

Since July last year, with the help of environmentally-conscious members of the public, Isle of Wight based Wyatt and Jack have managed to re-purpose around 15 tonnes of "broken inflatable weirdness" preventing it to from going to landfill.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Plans for new retail and leisure park at St George’s boasts of creating 200 jobs

south coast leisure plans

South Coast Leisure have submitted and application to Isle of Wight Council which claim to create up to 200 jobs in a new retail and leisure park in Newport.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 1:18pm

By Tony Wake with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council respond to their Amazon spending claims (Updated)

waterstones - google maps - newport

The Isle of Wight council respond to claims from Island Labour that "significant amounts of money that could be kept on the Island and might even be the difference between local businesses thriving or dying are routinely being spent on companies like Amazon".

Friday, 14th December, 2018 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Why is Isle of Wight council spending £41k a year on Amazon? Better to spend locally says Island Labour

Island Labour say that in 2015 the Isle of Wight council signed an accord with the Island Federation of Small Businesses which pledged to, where possible, use small businesses to provide goods and services, but in the last year they have spent £41,000 with Amazon.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018 11:09am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Take part in late night Christmas shopping in Ryde and you could win £100

Christmas Imaginarium

Over 40 Ryde businesses will be open beyond their usual hours and there'll be a chance to win £100 and other prizes, just by spending locally. Expect street entertainment, a pop-up nativity photobooth and Network Ryde offers teens somewhere to wrap presents, make decorations, or just chill out whilst you do your shopping.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 5:11pm

By Feature Writer

Another Ventnorville event hailed a success, despite the wet and windy weather

skating rink ventnorville

Ventnor town was buzzing with activity over the weekend as Ventnorville returned for its fifth year - this time including a fabulous skating rink in the Winter Gardens and a Bay-ke Off competition.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 5:33pm

By Sally Perry

Free parking in some Isle of Wight car parks

Free parking

You can park for free for part of the day in many of the Isle of Wight council car parks for Small Business Saturday tomorrow - but make sure you're in the right one before walking off without buying a ticket.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Useful advice to help online shoppers avoid scams

online shopping

There's a growing trend for criminals to use social media to target potential victims with apparently attractive deals, so Trading Standards are warning Islanders to take care when shopping online.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:17pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sabirian’s official opening and Christmas shopping extravaganza!

sabirian shop

Visit Sabirian on Newport High Street tonight to see hand crafted homewares, furniture, jewellery, gift items, bags and so much more from India that would make ideal unique Christmas presents.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:08am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Isle of Wight council to meet business associations over parking charge plans

glasses on table

As reported last week by OnTheWight, the 3,000+ signature petition will be debated at next week's full council meeting. IWC announce they will meet with business associations over parking charge plans

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 1:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments