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

Isle of Wight Conservative switches to Independent ahead of the May 2021 elections (updated)

white arrow on a blue wall

Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Bembridge councillors kicked off council for not attending meetings

Two fold up chairs in front of a white and orange painted wall

One of the councillors said this was a "nasty and vindictive" action by the parish council and vows to return

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 2:00pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Conversion plans for former Bembridge bank to three retail units

former lloyds bank in bembridge

The agent says the to three units is in response to interest by potential businesses who want smaller units, rather than larger units.

Friday, 31st July, 2020 3:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

£50,000 funding drive launched for commercial airport feasibility study

iow airport

Thomas Munro is hoping to raise £50,000 for a feasibility study into the potential expansion of Bembridge airport for commercial airline use, as an alternative to ferry travel

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Bembridge Harbour Trust seeks several new Trustees with variety of skills and interests

If you have the time and the skills or interests to help the charity achieve its objectives this could be for you

Monday, 1st June, 2020 11:21am

By Jeremy Gully

Do you know this man accused of attempted assault and verbal abuse on beach, ask Police

man accused of attempted assault and verbal abuse

Officers were called to reports of a man being verbally abusive and attempted assault on the beach between Seaview and Nodes Point along Priory Bay

Friday, 1st May, 2020 2:07pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plans for former parish offices and fish shop revealed

5-7 High Street

During the Coronavirus lockdown, no site notices will be put up by the Isle of Wight Council’s planning officers but the neighbours will be informed and plans available online from 24th April

Monday, 20th April, 2020 2:19pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Environment Agency issue two flood alerts for the Isle of Wight as water levels rise

flood alert sign

The Environment Agency have warned residents to Be Prepared as water levels continue to rise

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 1:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Committee hear case of Bembridge Councillor accused of using the c-word against another

The appeal committee

The Isle of Wight Council’s appeals sub-committee today considered the case of the councillor who was reported to have called another councillor a 'c**t'

Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 3:56pm

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

Have you spotted any ‘By the Wind Sailors’ blown off course by the storms? (Photos)

By the Wind Sailors spotted by Holly Maslen

These beauties are usually found out on the open seas, but several have been spotted on the Isle of Wight coastline over the last couple of weeks

Friday, 21st February, 2020 12:02pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bembridge Annual Gift Fair raises over £20,000 for Mountbatten

Gift Fair committee presenting cheque to Nigel Hartley

A whopping £20,000 was raised at the Gift Fair, the equivalent of one day’s care with Mountbatten

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:29am

By Matt White with one comment