Isle of Wight and Sandown Bay feature in The Guardian’s ‘Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist’

futuristic retro island article

Sandown Bay and the brilliant work being carried out by The Common Space features prominently in The Guardian's 'Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist'

Sunday, 5th January, 2020 10:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Police issue warning after elderly woman charged £2k for small amount of gardening work

door knob

A woman in her 80s was charged £2,000 for a small amount of gardening work

Sunday, 22nd September, 2019 12:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 5 readers' comments

The Sandown Sprint plans to bring car road racing to Isle of Wight

Sandown Sprint organisers are one step closer to bringing official car racing to the streets of Sandown.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:12pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

WATCH: Dancing dolphins in Sandown Bay (update 2)

kian forster dolphins

What an amazing way to start the week, dancing with dolphins in the clear waters of Sandown Bay! Watch Kian Forster's video, but please also note the warning from the experts.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 8:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hullabaloo returns to Sandown Bay for two days of discovery and exploration

Expect a rush of arts science and madcap antics at Hullabaloo

There are a huge number of activities taking place on 12th and 13th May across 80 hectares in Sandown Bay, from science discoveries to a soap box derby, kite flying and lego club to live music and a carnival parade. Don't miss these two days of free fun and discovery.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 5:56pm

By Feature Writer

Town Clerk leaves room and drives away when asked to apologise for ‘Scum’ comment

talk to the hand

A member of the public asked the Town Clerk if they would apologise for calling Sandown residents 'Scum'. She refused, stood up and drove off.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 12:21pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Sandown residents call for councillor resignations in vote of no confidence

chairs on sandown beach by rob jennings

The room was jam-packed with residents wanting to share their views about the recent behaviour of Cllr Chris Dupre and the actions of the town council that have led to a 74% increase in the town council precept element of the council tax.

Saturday, 10th March, 2018 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Plans for The Bay Primary to provide education to age 16 approved

Sandown bay academy google street view

Cabinet member for children's services approves primary school extending their provision from 4-11 to 4-16 from September 2018 to ensure secondary education remains in Sandown.

Saturday, 23rd December, 2017 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

34 people responded to consultation on secondary education in Sandown

school playground

Altering The Bay Primary to deliver provision up to 16 is a step closer. The council also reveal that only 34 people responded to the public consultation about changes to secondary education in Sandown.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 11:28am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Sandham Gardens to be leased to The Needles Park owner by Sandown Town Council

Sandown council have created the conditions where the owner of the Needles Park can lease Sandham Gardens. A public consultation takes place later this month.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 9:49am

By Simon Perry with one comment

New clergy for Sandown Bay area

three clergy

Sandown Bay welcome a brand new team of three clergy who will take charge of six Church of England parishes in the area.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 12:26pm

By Neil Pugmire

Campfire sessions are your chance to get involved in ‘Shaping the Bay’

Campfire sessions

Share your ideas about how to improve the Bay by joining in at the The Campfire Sessions & Firepit Forums. Check the dates and pop them in your diary.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 8:09am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments