Court papers issued citing Isle of Wight council and Harbour owners – The issue? Recent planning approval

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Bembridge Harbour Trust claims that without this action the harbour is likely to fail as a viable port within a decade or so

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 6:29pm

By Jeremy Gully with 2 readers' comments

Letter: In the absence of a central Standards Board, use your election votes wisely say two current and former councillors

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Pauline Evans and Alasdair Steane highlight how the abolition of a central Standards Board has impacted town and parish councils on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 6:23pm

By Pauline Evans and Alasdair Steane with 4 readers' comments

‘Organised campaign’ against Bembridge holiday lodges ‘bordering on mass hysteria’ says agent

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Agent for the applicants says she's had to write to Isle of Wight Council planning authority about "the behaviour of certain residents"

Monday, 19th April, 2021 2:08pm

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

Plans for new Isle of Wight micro-brewery underway

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Along with the plans for the micro-brewery, over the Covid lockdown periods the Inn has been ‘extensively refurbished’ to create a new cafe bar, gift shop and ice cream parlour

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 1:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP objects to plans for two holiday lets in Bembridge woodland

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The Isle of Wight MP says, “I find it outrageous that anyone would even think to build on woodland like this. It should be left well alone”

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 11:26am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Flood alert includes snow for the Isle of Wight

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The Met office have the Island on the edge of a Snow Alert and the Environment Agency are now talking about possible snow in their latest Flood Alert. Details within

Friday, 5th February, 2021 11:43am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert updated for the Isle of Wight

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More rain is predicted for the next five days. See the latest updated Flood Alert for the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 11:12am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Flood Alert: Update for Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge

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Flooding of land, footpaths and cycle tracks will continue today, along with minor impact flooding on Golf Links Road, Lake

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 10:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight flood alert still in force as more rain is forecast

Flood Alert map 2.2.21

There are still several flooded areas, which the Environment Agency ask people to avoid. Details in the article

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Extensive flooding to land, footpaths and cycle tracks to continue throughout Yar Valley, say Environment Agency

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An increase to flooding in Sandown expected and extensive flooding to land, footpaths and cycle tracks throughout the Yar Valley will continue

Monday, 1st February, 2021 10:29am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert issued for the Eastern Yar

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The water level of the Eastern Yar is high and slowly rising. If there is further rain overnight the river will be higher than normal and residents are advised to use pumps

Thursday, 28th January, 2021 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

Councillors quit after ‘hostility, lack of respect and arrogance’ from some fellow members

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The two councillors say they had concerns about how the contract to repair the village hall roof was awarded and add that hostility from some members continued throughout their time on the parish council

Monday, 4th January, 2021 4:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments