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.

One star rating for Bingo Hall kitchen after acceptable standards of hygiene and cleanliness discovered (updated)

The owners told customers on Facebook the rating was due to paperwork, but the inspector said the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen were unacceptable

Friday, 24th January, 2020 12:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight primary school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

primary school children working in class

Standards at the school have risen since 2016, but the Ofsted inspection framework now being used is very different to the one in place in 2011, when the school was last inspected

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Carlauren Group: Isle of Wight investors included in Group Action

Ocean View Hotel

At least 16 of the 55 investors in the Carlauren Group who have come forward are from the Isle of Wight, says the law firm organising the Group Action

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Photos reveal extent of hygiene failures at fish and chip shop over with £5,000 of fines

dirty deep fat fryer at fat harrys

There were a string of offences at the fish and chip shop which resulted in £5,000+ in fines for the owner and manager

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Community come together to celebrate 150 years since opening of Sandown Town Hall

Sandown Town Hall

Organised by the Sandown Forum, the scene was set by Cllr Heather Humby, followed by a pop-up violin concerto played by Cllr Debbie Andre in the spirit of the original day

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 10:32am

By Claire Hector

Ryde Town council: No rise in the precept, staff restructure and plans for the future explained (updated)

ryde town council meeting - start of friday meeting

After Friday's rocky meeting, some positive news comes forward from Ryde Town Council. As well as setting out plans for the coming year, shedding light on the recent departure of two clerks, there will be no rise in the precept, says the Mayor.

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Telegraph pole fire closes road and leads to evacuation

electricity pole on fire in Bembridge

The road has been closed to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to restore the service

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ryde town councillors resign after ‘no confidence’ motions defeated (update 3)

empty seats

Two of the councillors calling for 'no confidence' motions have resigned today with immediate effect

Monday, 20th January, 2020 4:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Motions of ‘no confidence’ in Ryde councillors defeated to huge rounds of applause (video) (updated)

first vote of the ryde town council no confidence vote

All three motions of 'no confidence' against five Ryde councillors were defeated, with the Mayor adding that he was not opposed to an internal audit or inspection of processes

Monday, 20th January, 2020 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New portrait exhibition brings community together in unexpected ways

fifty faces

The exhibition highlights the pride residents have living in the tightly-knit community

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line Trains: Hourly service this morning and advance warning of bus replacement

island line train at ryde pier head station

Passengers should allow more time for their journeys if making ongoing transport connections

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert issued for the Isle of Wight

flood alert sign

Water levels in the Eastern Yar are higher than normal, but fairly stable say the Environment Agency

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry