News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it.

If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Flood alert in force along the Eastern Yar

flood alert sign

The Eastern Yar is expected to become very high later this evening and out of bank flooding will affect land. Details within

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

Former bus depot site, with planning permission for new shops and flats, goes to auction

Artists impression of proposed planning at Site of former bus depot

The site has a guide price of half a million pounds and goes to auction the week after next

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 1:59pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

House on pub car park rejected for a second time by Isle of Wight planners

planning keyboard

The application received opposition from several quarters. Read the details within

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 8:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Repair to collapsed retaining wall could begin next summer, say Island Roads

Belgrave Road Feb 2020 - 11

Cllr Ian Ward says they are now working to a schedule to find a solution for the collapsed retaining wall on Belgrave Road

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 11:12am

By Claire Robertson with 9 readers' comments

Giving Tuesday: Gift the love of reading at charity’s new college site

an open book

It is hoped that this Giving Tuesday people will 'gift the love of reading' by choosing one of the many titles from the list and buying for the charity's new library

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 8:16am

By Michaela White

Buying Victorian Ventnor greeting cards and 2021 calendar help support Heritage Centre

ventnor heritage centre greeting cards showing scenes in Victorian Ventnor

Head over to the online shop for Ventnor Heritage Centre to choose presents for your loved ones (or yourself) and help support the Centre

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 4:02pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Dormouse caught napping after snacking on bird feeder becomes National news

chubby dormouse stuck in bird feederby cheryl hewins

Given the year we've all had, it's no surprise people are seeking something heartwarming to see or read about. But who'd have thought a quick post about a sleeping dormouse would have gone so far?

Friday, 20th November, 2020 3:33pm

By Sally Perry

Flood Alert still in force from Whitwell to Bembridge as minor flooding expected

environment agency flood alert map for mon 16th Nov

Minor impact flooding is expected in some parts of the Eastern Yar, but with dry weather now until Thursday, it should give the river a chance to recover

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:37am

By Sally Perry

Further Isle of Wight flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency (updated)

flood alert sign

Residents on the coast, along the Eastern Yar and at Gurnard Lock are being advised to Be Prepared today with two flood alerts from the Environment Agency

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Community Foodbank now open on Saturdays and offering deliveries

Two woman handing in food for Foodbank

Ventnor Foodbank has received yet another anonymous donation of £1,000. For those in need, no voucher is required, you can just turn up. Details within

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 3:47pm

By Tony McCarthy with one comment

Ventnorian becomes Isle of Wight’s eyes and ears for the Open Spaces Society

Helen Slade

Helen will be the Open Space Society’s eyes and ears on the Isle of Wight. Read on for details of what that includes

Monday, 9th November, 2020 1:15pm

By Kate Ashbrook with 2 readers' comments

Brave Island: Exciting new creative opportunities for 14 to 25-year-old Islanders

Girl standing in front of wall with drawings on it and Brave Island logo

If you have children or grandchildren on the Isle of Wight who are aged 14-25 let them know about Brave Island

Friday, 6th November, 2020 5:32pm

By Sally Perry