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.

Ryde Harriers’ runners take part in Trail Marathon and Road Race

ryde harriers

Sarah shares this latest report of races that members of Ryde Harriers have taken part in.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 1:35pm

By Sarah Probert

Letter: Have Isle of Wight ferry ports reached and exceeded capacity?

east cowes gridlock on the roads

Cllr Karl Love says solutions to tackle the gridlocked congestion his town faces when there are ferry delays need to be explored or face the consequences.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 7:34am

By Karl Love with one comment

Portsmouth clean air zone plans could bring welcome news for Isle of Wight drivers, but not HGVs

switch off engine sign by londonmatt

In a bid to reduce air pollution in the shortest possible time, Portsmouth City Council has drawn up proposals for a clean air zone.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 6:30pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Goodleaf Tree Climbing chosen for ‘Small Biz 100’ national campaign

Goodleaf tree climbing - boy and Paul

Many congratulations to the Isle of Wight's Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have been selected as one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ and will be in the national spotlight in October.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 4:40pm

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Watch: Wyatt & Jack live on BBC’s One Show

Georgia and Steve from Wyatt and Jack on the one show

Isle of Wight business Wyatt and Jack were live on The One Show last night, flying the flag for the Island and sustainable living.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry

Here’s how you can support those pedalling the swans from Ryde to Southsea (and back)

two men pulling a pedalo out of water

Two teams will be attempting to pedal two pedalo swans from Ryde to Southsea, and back. We're sure they'd welcome cheers of support as they leave and return.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Next phase of road improvement works due to start in Fishbourne

Fishbourne Lane

While considerable planning has been undertaken to minimise disruption, delays may be possible, and people are advised to allow more time for their journeys in the surrounding area.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 3:01pm

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Wyatt and Jack featured in BBC News article on plastic waste

wyatt and jack inflatable toucan bag

The small, but growing business based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight appears today on the BBC's main UK news site.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis goes on display next month

Abstract artwork by Sara K

There'll be another chance to see work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis in Ryde during September, with funds from the sale of artworks returning to the community.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 9:24am

By Suzanne Whitewood

LGBTQ Collective: New community group launches next month

out on an island

The idea of this group is to bring together existing LGBTQ groups, volunteers, funding providers, community leaders and businesses to open communication, share events and opportunities.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 8:10am

By Caroline Diamond

New Trustees announced for Bembridge Harbour Trust

normall marshall and jonathan bacon

Bembridge Harbour Trust has announced two new trustees, both with strong connections to the much-loved harbour.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 8:32am

By Jeremy Gully with one comment

Contentious Bembridge building now going to auction

5-7 High Street

The building that was at the centre of a lot of friction in Bembridge is now going up for auction.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 6:36pm

By Simon Perry with one comment