Not too late to vote for Isle of Wight locations in Countryfile Magazine Awards

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Stunning Sandown beach and beautiful Bembridge village are both in the running for Countryfile Magazine Awards but are reliant on public votes. You have until Sunday to show your support.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Top tourism award for Isle of Wight attraction and design agency for ‘Best Told Story’

Monkey Haven langurs

As the only attraction on the Island to win an award for 2018, Monkey Haven and Isle of Wight agency, Words&Stuff are celebrating after picking up the ‘Best Told Story Accolade 2018’ from VisitEngland.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:20am

By Kelly with 2 readers' comments

19% rise among other figures released by Visit Isle of Wight

VIOW Discover the Isle of Wight for - quality time

The number of visitors staying five nights or more rose by 19% on the previous year is just one of the several stats released this week by Tourism South East.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 8:50am

By Simon Clark

Here are the ups and downs of the council’s revised plans to increase car parking income

parking meter

Isle of Wight council are leading with "We're not increasing daily parking charges", sweetening the pill for their new and increased parking changes in other areas.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 5:59pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to offer new option to beach hut owners

Gurnard beach huts

Cllr Hutchinson says the reason for the concession that he's been persuaded by other councillors that many low income licensees have had their huts for many years and would find new leases less affordable.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Welcome funding boost for Isle of Wight coastal projects

Macro shot of paper money

Congratulations to the Isle of Wight projects that have been successful in gaining funding from the Government's Coastal Revival Fund.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 5:01am

By Sally Perry

Southampton City Council unanimously approve Clean Air Zone plan (Update 2)

cruise ship at southampton docks

80 residents and business owners turned out to the special cabinet meeting held in the Southampton's Guildhall. Lots of changes on the way including shore-power for cruise ships.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 12:09pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Your vote counts for Isle of Wight locations shortlisted in Countryfile Magazine Awards

Iconic Bembridge Lifeboat station

Vote today for Sandown Bay which has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 1:07pm

By Simon Clark

New Year’s Day boost for Isle of Wight tourism thanks to French TV

french drone footage of sheep on the isle of wight

This five minute segment shown on French TV is a fantastically cost effective way of promoting the Isle of Wight as a destination and will remain on the broadcaster's Website for 12 months. Watch here.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Pay it back or face ‘dire consequences’ former Visit Isle of Wight finance officer told in court


The former finance officer and wife of former CEO has been given more time to repay the tens of thousands that she took from Visit Isle of Wight, or face 'dire consequences' said the judge.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘We’re going on an Isle of Wight bear hunt’ figures find ‘forever homes’


We’re Going on A Bear Hunt has been on the Isle of Wight since Easter, and their last event was at the Youth Zone at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 5:39pm

By Simon Clark

Plans lodged for new ‘garden huts’ on Sandown seafront

sandown garden huts

Heritage Gardens are seeking approval for two blocks of nine huts located along the embankment formed by the raising of Culver Parade.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 11:28am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments