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.

Call-in of pumping station decision at Westridge Farm rejected by chair of planning

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley and residents say their comments are being ignored, but the chair of planning says there are no material planning issues with the application that was approved under delegated decision.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

All set for Isle of Wight Pride Parade and day-long entertainment

pride flag being carried down union street

Islanders are expected to line the streets for the Isle of Wight Pride parade on Saturday, which starts at midday.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fundraising weekend planned for new Ice and Leisure Centre

artist impression of the new silc in Ryde

This inspiring and exciting new facility could be built and in use within 12 months say the applicants. A fundraising weekend is planned to coincide with the planning officer's decision.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

57-home development falls through after access road declared ‘not a road’ by Island Roads

Guildford Road

Without double yellow lines the road cannot be used as an access road.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:40pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Arts returns with an annual programme showcasing creative activities and events

ryde arts festival launch

Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 4:37pm

By Feature Writer

Do you recognise any of these items which police believe were stolen

Stolen items recovered by police

Police have recovered dozens of items including bicycles, bicycle parts, paddleboards, binoculars, mobile phones, a scooter, an Air Wheel unicycle and fishing rods.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 12:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Diversion in place to allow vital stabilising work in Shanklin

Scotchells Brook road

The difficult work is vital to stabilise the culvert, but Island Roads have planned the work in order to minismise disruption.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:23am

By Gavin Foster

Don’t miss the Green Street Studio Open Studio

sp workshop by steve thearle 640

Head to Sue Paraskeva’s Ryde workshop next week (15-19 July) where she'll be showcasing a selection of porcelain with new wood-fired stand-alone pieces, alongside hand knitted accessories and homeware by Abi Wheeler.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 7:00pm

By Feature Writer

Petition calls on Isle of Wight council to clean up Sandown

Former ocean hotel development

Sally McConkey, of Cross Street, Sandown, set up a petition last week urging local authorities to take action because she says the town is currently in the worst state she has ever seen it.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 3:15pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council enforcement ‘looking into the situation’ of Carlauren’s derelict properties

Former ocean hotel development

The state of the Ocean Hotel and King's House, both owned by Carlauren Group are being looked in to by the Isle of Wight council's enforcement officer.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:09pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Major roadworks at Fishbourne Lane: Over three phases to avoid disruption

Fishbourne Lane pre-works

The duration of the entire scheme is ten weeks, but this is phased to avoid work during the school summer holidays and ensuring that road closures are kept to a minimum.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:23am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Men’s Senior Fours stars of the Poole Regatta

Photo: Ryde's Winning Mens Senior Four.

There were some strong performances at the Poole Regatta, but the Men’s Senior Fours were the stars of the show.

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 2:05pm

By Steve Bull