News from the East Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Isle of Wight, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Ryde House dispute Isle of Wight Council’s needs assessment of their residents, saying too low

unhappy face

The provider say the council assessed the needs of the people they care for as being lower than currently provided, which has caused the dispute between Ryde House and the Isle of Wight council.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Seven days’ eviction notice for residents with learning disabilities


The council – which provides funding to meet the residents’ care and support needs - has been trying to personally contact the affected families to explain the situation and what is being done on their behalf.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 4:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde shops put on fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer charity

women on pier practising for fashion show

Tickets for the event are available from both shops at £10. All proceeds go to the charity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Rollout schedule for new Island Line trains, enhancements and what we can expect

Island Line Infrastructure Upgrade graphic

If you’re asking - When will the first new train arrive? The free station WiFi start? The last 1938 train run? The half-hour service start? OnTheWight has answers for you.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:40am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Your feedback sought on Appley Tower Feasibility Report

appley tower

Following an initial round of stakeholder consultations, the Natural Enterprise Appley Tower Feasibility Report is now available for public consultation.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:11am

By Graham Biss

First look at new Island Line train interior (HD computer rendering)

Slice of SWR Island Line Interiors

It’s all change for the new upcoming Island Line trains. OnTheWight has secured a first glimpse at what the interiors will look like and detail their new facilities and passenger capacity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 8:45am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Learn more about dark energy at Cafe Scientifique


Find out how the first speaker of the new Cafe Scientifique season will be.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 8:23pm

By Pam Ash

New trains coming to the Isle of Wight

New Class 484 Island Line train

The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Newport and Ryde to benefit from slice of multi-million heritage boost

Newport High Street taken in 1928 on the Isle of Wight. Aerofilms Ltd. Source Historic England Archive

The money will help turn empty and underused buildings into a range of offerings, including creative spaces, offices, retail outlets and housing to support wider regeneration.

Saturday, 14th September, 2019 10:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ryde School: Explore your child’s education options at Open Morning

Ryde School pupils doing metalwork

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 5:49pm

By Feature Writer

Sandown man admits killing former Isle of Wight councillor

southampton crown court - streetview

The former councillor's body was found in May this year, at the community gardens he was involved with.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 2:26pm

By Sally Perry

Spot Faeries deep in Brading Down at this Sunday’s Faerie Festival and Wood Fair

Green faerie and woodland stag at the faerie festival

Returning for another year, The Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair promises music and dancing, storytelling, demonstrations of traditional woodland skills, quests to complete and trails to follow, plus the fairy market place.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 12:03pm

By Feature Writer