Isle of Wight Conservative switches to Independent ahead of the May 2021 elections (updated)

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Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

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

Large rise in numbers of St Helens and Bembridge fort walkers: Photos and rescue details

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RNLI estimate 4,500 people took part in the Fort Walk at the weekend, with one rescue of a father and sons.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

No parking on Duver Road for Isle of Wight Fort Walk

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Island Roads have issued a no parking restriction on Duver Road to ensure emergency vehicle access.

Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fort Walk: 2019 dates revealed along with safety information

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Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk later this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

12 months leave granted for Councillor due to ill health

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Voting against the extended leave, Cllr Brodie said, “We're not doing a job, we're elected to represent people. When you have a significant illness, are you really up to it?"

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 9:42am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

57-home development falls through after access road declared ‘not a road’ by Island Roads

Guildford Road

Without double yellow lines the road cannot be used as an access road.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:40pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Can the Isle of Wight find this dog before holidaymakers go home?

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Many Islanders have made their way to St Helens to help in the search for Lucy, who they're hoping to find before her owners have to leave the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 2:04pm

By Sally Perry

New St Helens Duver footbridges now open


The replacement of the old footbridges with more durable models which require less maintenance work will help ensure this route will be accessible for years to come.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 10:34am

By Gavin Foster

Call for government action as more caravan owners given notice to quit (update 2)

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Caravan owners at St Helens Holiday Park say 'it's Rookley all over again', as they are given less than four months notice to leave the park. The park owner says it's "fully supporting park residents at St Helens".

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Anger over timing of Causeway footbridge repairs

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Residents are unhappy about the work taking place at the start of the school year, but Island Roads say it must be completed by October to comply with MMO licence.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 4:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Parish council object to plans for 57 new homes

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Over 60 residents packed into the council meeting on Wednesday evening to express their objection to plans for 57 new homes on land in St Helens.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 1:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter