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.

Ventnor Men in Sheds hold coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer

coffee cup

Ventnor Men in Sheds to hold coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thursday, 14th September, 2017 11:50am

By David George

Isle of Wight man completes unique transatlantic crossing for Diabetes UK

Adam Pereira

Ventnor's professional sailor, Adam Pereira, has arrived home after becoming the first person with Type 1 diabetes to complete a transatlantic crossing on his own.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:47am

By Katherine Porter

Fell runners return to Ventnor for gruelling event

Lorna Gaffney of Loughton AC St Boniface Descent

The Twenty-third Isle of Wight Fell Running Series returns to Ventnor over the weekend of 16 and 17 September and also hosts the SEAA (South of England Athletic Assoc.) Fell Running Championships.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 8:02pm

By Chris Lewis

Ventnor Film Society returns with season of acclaimed British and world cinema

slack bay

The autumn season of films from around the World kicks off next week in Ventnor. OnTheWight has details of all the films being screen in the coming months.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 6:48pm

By Linda Davis

Go wild for Wildlife Conservation fundraiser

roaring lion

Go wild for the 'As Wild As' fundraiser party night on Saturday 16th. Read on for more detail about the event and charity it's supporting.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 8:21am

By Sally Perry

Popular cyclists’ stopover boasts new cycle hub

Stockbridge RR Bill Temple

A community collaboration between a local charity, the Parish Council and Chale Green Stores sees the introduction of a new cycle hub at the ever-popular stopover point.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 8:46am

By Mike Starke

Players needed for two youth teams to complete the 2017/18 season lineup

Rew Valley U15s team

Whilst Rew Valley youth girls' team is flourishing, players are still needed for the Under 12s and Under 15s mixed teams. Unless extra players are found, the two teams may have to fold.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017 3:15pm

By Jess Cutler

Prolific Ventnor artist exhibits latest work

Boney happy hour

This week sees the last chance to catch the exhibition of prolific Ventnor artist, Boney, at Ventnor library.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 8:23am

By Sally Perry

Vandalism closes Ventnor Skatepark ramps: But good news on the horizon

Ramp fix up

Of course it's disappointing that vandals have damaged Ventnor's skatepark (BTW - Can you help fix it up?) - but let's not be disheartened - There's some good news on the horizon for a much more secure future.

Friday, 25th August, 2017 5:48pm

By Zoe Thompson with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party launch new branch

labour party letters

Following a huge surge in membership locally the Isle of Wight Constituency Labour Party has formally launched a new branch.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:15pm

By Stewart Blackmore

Ventnor businesses invited to meeting about break-ins

Undercliff Drive - new key padlock on barriers

The meeting will be a chance for Ventnor businesses (whether they are members of the VBA or not) to come together to voice concerns and make positive suggestions.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 11:39am

By Sally Perry

Overnight roadworks along Whitwell Road

Whitwell Road

The work takes place overnight for four nights along the Whitwell Road, Ventnor in order to minimise inconvenience.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 11:17am

By Gavin Foster