Not too late to vote for Isle of Wight locations in Countryfile Magazine Awards

jamie rusell bembridge - timelapse

Stunning Sandown beach and beautiful Bembridge village are both in the running for Countryfile Magazine Awards but are reliant on public votes. You have until Sunday to show your support.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Over 200 take part in Isle of Wight’s Sandman Snowman event

The Common Space making the most of winter beaches with Sandman Snowman on the Science Beach in Sandown Bay Pics by The Common Space (10)

The purpose of the sand snowman event is to encourage people to head to the Bay in winter and remind them that it’s an extraordinary place worth exploring.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:41pm

By Claire Hector

New equipment to reveal the Isle of Wight’s extraordinary natural world

Island Roads Foundation present cheque to The Common Space and team in Sandown Bay photo

The Micro-Eye is coming all the way from New Zealand and is a very tough bit of kit, designed to be safe and easy for any age and so will be accessible to all of our thousands of visitors.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 12:50pm

By Claire Hector with one comment

Have your say on proposed move of Sandown Post Office

post office sign

Due to the expired lease on the current premises, the Post Office have had to look elsewhere in order to continue providing a service in Sandown. Have your say on the proposed new location.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Police launch appeal following Sandown beach hut break-ins

police officer

Officers from the Sandown Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out regular patrols on the Shanklin to Sandown revetment following fifteen break-ins to beach huts.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Build a snowman on the beach this weekend

sand snowman

Come snow or shine, join the folks from The Common Space on the Science Beach in Sandown on Saturday for this free event to build your very own sandman or woman! Carrots, coal and hot chocolate on tap.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 8:49am

By Claire Hector

Welcome funding boost for Isle of Wight coastal projects

Macro shot of paper money

Congratulations to the Isle of Wight projects that have been successful in gaining funding from the Government's Coastal Revival Fund.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 5:01am

By Sally Perry

Your vote counts for Isle of Wight locations shortlisted in Countryfile Magazine Awards

Iconic Bembridge Lifeboat station

Vote today for Sandown Bay which has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 1:07pm

By Simon Clark

Police charge teenager for multiple offences following Sandown and Newport incidents


The 14 year-old has been charged with a number of offences including assault by beating, common assault, criminal damage, using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Blue House Bay students raise £1,180 for CLIC Sargent

Mr Bricknell, Head of Blue House, with some of the Blue House Council members

With the support of the local community and hard work of the students of the Blue House of The Bay CE School, over £1,000 has been raised for CLIC Sargent's Young Lives v Cancer campaign.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:02pm

By Karen Bricknell

The future of Sandown Post Office revealed (updated)

sandown central stores

It had been speculated at the end of last year that the Post Office in Sandown would disappear. OnTheWight can confirm the facts.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 10:33am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Garden huts are ‘go’ in Sandown

sandown garden huts

The plans for Garden Huts form part of the wider Sandham Gardens development, which will include a high ropes course and dinosaur themed adventure golf.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:59am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment