Man from Sandown arrested over Ventnor churchyard rape allegation (updated)

st catherines church

The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon in the churchyard of St Catherine's Church, Ventnor

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 2:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight leisure centre chosen for smart-building EU funded pilot project

heights leisure centre

The pilot project, funded by the EU, will help the Isle of Wight council reduce energy bills and carbon emissions and demonstrates how a conventional building can become a smart building.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:37am

By Sara Crane with 12 readers' comments

Call for kayakers and canoeists to be part of charity Pier to Pier swim

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

The event attracted over 100 swimmers last year and as well as the help of inshore rescue teams, the services of kayakers and canoeists are needed to support the swimmers.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 10:51am

By Bob Cooper

Sandown’s ‘High Ropes’ attraction no longer going ahead – now it’s ‘high nets’

high ropes sky trail

The plans changed after Heritage GB researched high ropes attractions and realised they wouldn't be suitable on coastal areas.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight biodiversity pioneers win cross-Channel research work

East Cowes, Isle of Wight - Vertipools Walls for Wildlife at the entrance to the Medina River

The biodiversity pioneers from Sandown will develop and upscale new ways of enhancing and protecting urban coast and estuary ecosystems at test sites in the Solent and on the north coast of France.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:51am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight police charge man with murder of pub landlord and parish councillor

Police cells

A man has been charged with the murder of pub landlord and former Isle of Wight councillor, Gerry White.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:53am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight beach club plans ‘on hold’ as structural issues discovered (update 2)

Exterior of the former Ocean Hotel with plasterboard piled up outside

Carlauren Group explain the situation with development at the former Ocean Hotel in Sandown. However their subsequent post to Facebook puts this into question.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry

More swings removed on health and safety grounds, say the Isle of Wight council

battery swings

The council say their first priority is the safety of families using the park and ensuring the appropriate European standard for play equipment is met.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 22 readers' comments

New Head of School confirmed for The Bay CE

Mrs Westcott-Hayes

Mrs Westcott-Hayes, Associate Headteacher has been leading the school since February and has been part of the Cornerstone Federation since September 2018.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:35pm

By Kate Whiting

Sandown councillor prosecuted for filthy restaurant kitchen

The dirty floor in the Swad kitchen

After failing three inspections in a row, the Isle of Wight council took Sandown restaurateur to court. Prosecutions are needed to "protect the public" said a food hygiene official.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 1:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Hullabaloo – two days of FREE discovery, exploration and fun in Sandown

hullabaloo stage

There are a huge number of activities taking place this weekend in Sandown Bay, from science discoveries to cardboard wars, Bigtopmania, crazy bikes and circus skills to live music and a carnival parade. Don’t miss these two days of FREE fun and discovery.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 5:07pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight council say permission was granted for work to Yaverland trees (update 2)

Willow treee stumps by Kate Barton

Concerns were raised after ten willow trees were cut back in Yaverland last week and an Isle of Wight councillor stated the relevant department knew nothing about it. OnTheWight has the official word.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments