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.

Councillor resigns from ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘toxic’ council after four and a half years

Empty seat

Prior to becoming a councillor four and a half years ago, Max attended meetings as a member of the public for three years and claims he has never seen the town council as toxic an environment as it is now.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 12:46pm

By Sally Perry

‘Grand’ result for Bembridge Library stalwarts

bem library

The Annual Bembridge Community Library Christmas event raised over £1,000 last weekend.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 8:31am

By Richard Beet

Isle of Wight ice skaters win a Gold and three Silver medals in national comp

Wight Crystals

Well done to all the synchronised ice skaters from the Isle of Wight who took part in a national competition in Cardiff last weekend. They came home with one Gold and three Silver medals.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry

This Thursday: Get involved in directing the future of Isle of Wight transport

island line train

Anyone with an interest in the future of Island Line trains is invited to this public meeting being held on Thursday (14th from 7pm) at Shanklin Theatre. Your view matters and could help inform the consultation response.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Feature Writer

Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

st thomas church ryde

The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what's planned for grade II listed building.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Christmas returns to Bembridge Community Library

christmas decorations

Christmas returns to Bembridge Community Library this Saturday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm with the 2017 Grand Christmas Draw taking place at midday.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 9:32am

By Richard Beet

Town council issues legal threat to resident

btc clerk and mayor - from chris offer video

A Brading resident is told via solicitor's letter - sent on behalf of the Town Council - that his actions are "disruptive", "vexatious" and could be “defined as harassment" and "a criminal offence".

Monday, 4th December, 2017 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Start 2018 with a splash – join in New Year’s Day charity swim

grey seal

All are welcome to join in the fun of the New Year's Day charity swim with Ryde Inshore Rescue on 1st January 2018.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 1:45pm

By Sally Perry

Bronze for Hovertravel in Tourism Awards

HoverCare Launch

Just a couple of months after the launch of the HoverCare initiative, Hovertravel have picked up a Bronze award at the Beautiful South Awards ceremony.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 8:10am

By Stephen Forster

Sandown & Shanklin RFC put in good performance against the odds

Sandown and Shanklin Rugby

An enthralling game played in the best manner by both sides, with the only sour note being the Hurricanes could not manage bring any tangible points home with them.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 3:23pm

By Sam Flux

Latest Ofsted visit brings praise for Isle of Wight primary school


Children being put at the centre of everything in this school has resulted in high praise from the Ofsted Inspector after latest visit.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 9:00am

By Sally Perry

New skills swap event for digital marketeers and creatives launches this week

number 64 cafe

A brand new community event, designed to help digital marketers and creatives swap skills locally and network, launches this Thursday evening in Ryde. Free to attend.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 11:22am

By Callum Murphy with 4 readers' comments