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.

Ships moored off Isle of Wight – Bembridge to Ventnor – bring exhaust fumes and deep vibrations, say residents

Ships in Sandown Bay by Bruce Webb

A few years back small numbers of ships started mooring off the south west of the Island, but since lockdown the number has gone up considerably. Their massive engines are running constantly bringing engine exhaust and constant vibrations. Here’s the background and what residents are saying

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 4:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

New toilets in Sandown given the go ahead after eight years in pipeline

Plans for public toilets in Sandown

Isle of Wight Councillor for the area, Ian Ward, urged committee members to help push through a development that has been in the pipeline for eight years

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight McDonald’s drive-thru re-opening is minutes away

mcdonalds drive thru sign

McDonald's have just confirmed to News OnTheWight that their Isle of Wight Drive-Thru is re-opening shortly for the first time since lockdown. Will it attract the massive traffic jams seen elsewhere in the country?

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 10:52am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus Museum cancel their second major event this year in light of Coronavirus

IOW Bus Museum :

Originally scheduled for May, but then moved to August, organisers now say social distancing has made it impossible to achieve the primary objectives of the event

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Pier to Pier Swim has been cancelled for 2020

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

Organisers say they could not confidently hold the event and fulfill their social responsibilities

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:35am

By Bob Cooper

Sovereign offer funding for groups supporting others during Coronavirus lockdown

food parcel being collected

If you're an Isle of Wight charity providing support to the community during lockdown, grants from Sovereign are still available

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry

Multiple Sclerosis Society Isle of Wight Group receive Queen’s award for Voluntary Service

ms society get together

The Group chair, Paul Brading, thanks all the volunteers, the shop manager, and committee members for their commitment to help make a difference to the many Islanders who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 7:45am

By Paul Brading

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

The Phoenix Project partially reopens and instantly has a positive impact on users

Sam from The Phoenix Project said, "Seeing smiling faces and hearing about people enjoying themselves has been a huge boost to us all"

Monday, 1st June, 2020 11:05am

By Sandra Singleton with one comment

Sandown man jailed after pleading guilty to three robberies

Craig Knowles

On the night of the third robbery the man was arrested. He pleaded guilty today to all charges and was jailed

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Business as usual in Ryde for developers, despite Covid-19

site plan by wyg

Cllr Lilley says the world has changed considerably due to Covid-19 and is calling for a halt to all large scale planning applications to allow time to reassess need

Monday, 25th May, 2020 11:32am

By Michael Lilley with 11 readers' comments

The reinstatement of some Isle of Wight railway branch lines just moved on a step closer

Ventnor railway station

The Government have selected the Isle of Wight as one of the areas they are funding further investigation of the reinstatement of closed railway branch lines

Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 6:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments