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

Priory School the latest Isle of Wight school to receive Ofsted report

Priory School

Congratulations to all at Priory School who have worked hard to achieve this positive report from Ofsted.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:21am

By Sally Perry

New home for Newport Football Club to go before Committee

newport fc new ground

There is mixed support for the proposed application to move Newport Football Club to the northern outskirts of Newport, but the planning officer is recommending conditional permission.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Kingston Marine Park: Funding due to be agreed

kingston marine park

The council say that infrastructure funding will help attract private sector investment – and estimates it could "eventually create around 550 long-term jobs and 20 during the construction phases".

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 4:28pm

By IW Council Press Office

Overnight roadworks at busy roundabout

Diversion road sign

The resurfacing work will take place overnight to avoid disruption at this very busy roundabout.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 6:49pm

By Gavin Foster

A full day of fun, live music, beautiful gardens and more for £5 each

Barton Manor

This firm family favourite and has grown year on year to become one of the Hospice's best fundraisers. A full day of things to see and do, head to Barton Manor on Sunday 16th between 10am-4pm.

Saturday, 15th July, 2017 9:13am

By Feature Writer

Classic Isle Festival: Last remaining tickets available

Barton manor - Classic Isle

Last chance to grab tickets for this weekend's Classic Isle Festival. World-class musicians will perform with one of England’s finest Jacobean Mansion houses as the backdrop.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 6:05pm

By Feature Writer

Plans for low cost housing and discount supermarket on show

crossways aerial

Cllr Julia Baker-Smith says the majority of respondents to her recent survey expressed a wish for a low-cost supermarket, as well as a solution to parking and supported housing for the elderly. Residents are invited to view plans and give feedback today between noon and 6pm.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Spend an evening with Shelley Jory-Leigh

shelley jory-leigh

Tickets are available for this evening with Britain’s best known female powerboat champion and radio presenter, Shelley Jory-Leigh. Come and hear her fascinating story. Proceeds to local charities.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 7:37am

By Sally Perry

Dash-cam video of gridlocked traffic: Can you spot yourself?

gridlocked traffic

This dash-cam video from Newport to East Cowes shows the gridlock of traffic heading into the centre of the Island today.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Woodhouse Copse, Isle of Wight: On your TV screens tonight (updated)

Woodhouse Copse - Video - Jun 2016

Ancient woodlands that has been turned into ‘shanty town’ will be the feature of the Inside Out magazine programme on BBC1 tonight (Monday) from 7.30pm.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 7:00am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments