Head to Bembridge for Easter Coffee Morning and Fayre this Saturday

knitted chickens and eggs by Sven Brandsma on Unsplash

Why not pop along and see what a successful volunteer-run community library looks like on Easter Saturday?

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Mystery of low-flying military plane over the Isle of Wight revealed

C17 heading south

If you saw the low-flying military airplane travel up and down the coast this lunchtime and wondered what it was all about, OnTheWight has the answer.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 9:01pm

By Sally Perry

Bembridge Men in Sheds benefit from £9k of grants

Men in sheds with banner saying thank you

Bembridge Men in Sheds has been awarded nearly £9,000 towards long-term accommodation in Steyne Park, Bembridge.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:48am

By John Sparrow with 2 readers' comments

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Popular seafront cafe could be saved after boathouse plans dropped

lifeboat view cafe by simon orange

The owner is now hoping to implement the approval for the replacement cafe as approved under previous application, rather than extend her property and build a boathouse.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 10:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight houseboat artist takes creative approach to grabbing attention

Show us the Books campaign in Bembridge Harbour

Sending emails or letters hasn't resulted in the outcome Isle of Wight artist, Penelope hoped for, so she has taken a more creative approach to grabbing the attention of Harbour owners.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Sandown Bay and Bembridge village crowned UK’s best

Sandown Bay

The results are in and according to Visit Isle of Wight the Island's shortlisted entries in the Countryfile Magazine competition by a massive margin.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 3:35pm

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight planning committee vote on Priory Hotel redevelopment plans

Aerial view of Priory Bay

Members of the planning committee debated and voted on plans for the multi-million pound redevelopment of Priory Bay Hotel. The decision came as a surprise to some.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 7:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

‘Punctuations of interest’ treehouses will destroy character of much-loved beach, says petitioner

save priory bay

The Isle of Wight resident who launched the petition that has now attracted over 4,000 signatures opposing the development in the woods at Priory Bay says the tree houses visible from the sea and beach will not provide ‘punctuations of interest’ but rather destroy the character of East Wight’s best-loved beach.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 1:54pm

By Charity Garnett with one comment

Petition to ‘Save Priory Bay from the developers’ gathers pace

treehouses priory bay

Those signing the petition say they are not against the re-development of the Priory Bay Hotel, simply the 'over-development' and fear work in the woods will have a detrimental impact on wildlife and the stability of the landscape.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Not too late to vote for Isle of Wight locations in Countryfile Magazine Awards

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Stunning Sandown beach and beautiful Bembridge village are both in the running for Countryfile Magazine Awards but are reliant on public votes. You have until Sunday to show your support.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Wyatt and Jack’s #inflatableamnesty spreads well beyond Isle of Wight

inflatable amnesty triangle pouches

Since July last year, with the help of environmentally-conscious members of the public, Isle of Wight based Wyatt and Jack have managed to re-purpose around 15 tonnes of "broken inflatable weirdness" preventing it to from going to landfill.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry