Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Green Party say their strongest candidate for Whippingham ward unable to stand due to age restriction

cameron palin whippingham

Due to the restriction of being unable to stand their strongest candidate, the IW Green Party will not be putting forward another candidate in June.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 12:43pm

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Whippingham seat

Nick Stuart and Julie Burridge

IW Lib Dems say Julie brings a wealth of experience as a full time specialist foster carer, former Family Support Manager and parent activist.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:49pm

By Nick Stuart

The many challenges ‘need a local who can work with the locals’, says by-election candidate

Cllr Michael Paler standing next to Whippingham sign

Michael Paler says there are many challenges taking place that need a local, who can work with the locals.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 10:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Conservatives announce candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

stephen hendry

Island Conservatives' candidate says he's already working hard for residents as a town councillor and by-election offers an opportunity to continue this at a county level.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 4:47pm

By David Pugh with 8 readers' comments

Labour announces candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

luisa hillard and julian critchley - candidate for whippingham and osborne

The by-election has been prompted by the resignation of previous Labour councillor, Julia Baker-Smith.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 1:43pm

By Julian Critchley with 5 readers' comments

Ryde town councillor puts her hat in the ring for Whippingham IWC seat

Karen Lucioni

Cllr Lucioni says that having lived and worked in the area she's "excited at the opportunity to make a difference in the wider community”.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Mother of six year old girl killed by her father raises serious concerns over failures of Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Official report

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

"It shouldn't have happened," says girl's mother. This terrible tale of loss has been officially investigated by NHS England to see if health professionals could have done more to prevent it.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

New Isle of Wight pre-school and Family Centre officially opened today

East Cowes Family Centre. Opening by Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, Isle of Wight, England. April 4, 2019.

Young families in Whippingham and East Cowes were celebrating the official opening of the Seashells pre-school and East Cowes Family Centre today.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:54pm

By Sally Perry

Tunnel to the Isle of Wight: Proposed entry & exit locations and costs revealed

solent tunnel -Closer detail of M27 to intersection portal location at Daedalus Enterprise Zone

Campaigners for a fixed link between the Isle of Wight and mainland have revealed the entry and exit points of the proposed 'Solent Freedom Tunnel'. OnTheWight has the maps and more detail.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 8:40am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Councillor disappointed her personal life is ‘under constant scrutiny’

julia baker smith

Cllr Baker Smith said she’d be splitting her time between the Isle of Wight and Manchester, adding she’s disappointed that her personal life is ‘under constant scrutiny’, something not applied to working fathers on the council.

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 12:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Town council brand Barratt Homes’ application ‘un-neighbourly’

hawthorn meadows

The Town council has asked for ‘un-neighbourly development’ be considered by Isle of Wight council planning committee, and not dealt with under delegated powers.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 3:31pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment