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.

Half-hour extension granted for ‘nuisance’ restaurant by Isle of Wight council

Trees outside County Hall

Isle of Wight Police says they've had more complaints about this business than any other on Island, but owner says she's trying to run "a very nice and relatively exclusive establishment"

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Find out more about what Ryde School has to offer at their Virtual Open Morning

Sixth Form pupils on laptop in library

If you’re considering education options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Hear from the Head Master and Heads of School, as well as teachers and pupils during the Virtual Open Morning. Registration details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

traffic lights on green and red

The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

nicholson road ryde - artists impression - copyright RCKa

Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Petition launched to protect future of Brown’s Family Golf Course

Flags and Wildflowers Browns is the venue for events such as Hullabaloo this year online and the Lost Duver rewilding project

The petition is calling on the Isle of Wight council to recognise the heritage of Brown's Golf Course and seek protection of the much-loved public asset

Monday, 21st September, 2020 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Over £1m makeover for Ryde and Newport High Streets confirmed

Royal York Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Seaside. 1930s.

The minister responsible says “This fund will help breathe new life into high streets in towns and cities across the country – restoring them to their full glory so that they are beautiful places for people to shop, work and enjoy"

Saturday, 19th September, 2020 3:14pm

By Celia Knight with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight store shortlisted for Independent Community Retailer of the Year

bembridge southern co-operative welcome store

The Welcome store has been shortlisted in the 2020 Retail Industry Awards. Winners will be announced in January 2021

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Brown’s Family Golf and Cafe tenants to hang up their aprons, but what of future plans for the site?

browns golf course

News OnTheWight has been trying for sometime to find out whether the Brown's site would be part of the Dinosaur Isle deal. Here are the Isle of Wight council's latest responses

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

475 house development branded ‘greedy’ with ‘no respect for residents’, by town councillor

artist's impression of West Acre Park

One councillor said, "This development is all about greed with no respect to the residents who have lived here for many years"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 1:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Man who ‘brought misery to people in Ryde’ jailed after breaching Criminal Behaviour Order (updated)

Newport Magistrates Court:

The 50-year-old, of no fixed abode appeared at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 11:55am

By Sally Perry