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.

Sassy Isle of Wight film company giving people a voice

Sandy and partner Sassy productions

This sassy duo invite you to their re-launch party on Saturday night where you'll be able to find out more about Sassy Isle of Wight, Connecting Communities through Film and Creativity

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:23pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

Share your views on the proposed new loos

Artists impression of new toilet block in Sandown

Ideas for the location include a redesigned building providing a new food and drink outlet, a separate, new, public convenience facility and enhanced outdoor areas

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 3:34pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

More heavy rain could lead to flooding for Eastern Yar and tributaries

flood sign

More rain is expected from this afternoon, continuing into Friday and Saturday and the Environment Agency have issued another flood alert

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Stunning starling murmuration on the Isle of Wight (video and photos)

Isle of Wight Starling Murmuration by Sophie Hale

A starling murmuration is a sight to behold. OnTheWight has photos and video of several thousand starlings dancing in the sky this week over the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line trains back on, but hourly service (updated)

track repairs :

The service switched to an hourly service yesterday due to problems on the line, today it has been totally suspended

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Spinnaker Tower lights to be switched back on – No longer powered by floppy disk!

spinnaker tower lit up during christmas xmas 2007

The Spinnaker has been dark since September. Now refitted with hi-tech lights, OnTheWight’s got the details of when the new free light show is on – see within for dates and times

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:19pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Take part in food collection for the Island’s homeless and those in need

Over 900 items collected for homeless

This year Christine will be collecting long-life food for the Isle of Wight's homeless and those in need - details within

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Residents encouraged to join new Residents’ Association

merrie gardens - lake - google streetview

The new Residents' Association are trying to ensure that every resident on the Estate gets the opportunity to become a member

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11:29am

By John Hague

Call to support more young men talking during Men’s Mental Health Month

Unhappy teenager

Cllr Lilley says Ryde has the highest number of suicide attempts on the Island and needs to get young men to start this month to chat

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11:13am

By Michael Lilley

Island Line trains back to hourly service

Island line carriage

Island Line apologises for any delay that this may cause to your journey

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Flooding possible on Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge

lood sign by the side of a flooded road in the south of England

Further rainfall is expected on Wednesday night and into Thursday, so over the next few days the river to be higher than normal

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:46am

By Sally Perry

Letter: No to proposed 465 houses on historic farmland in Ryde

Stop halt sign:

Cllr Michael Lilley is calling for a moratorium on all large scale planning applications in Ryde until there is a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure plan and a new Island Plan which has realistic housing targets and recognises climate change, farming needs and the Island's status as UNESCO Biosphere reserve

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments