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.

Belgrave Road: Action to be taken over the weekend before bad weather arrives

belgrave road srp 24 jan 2020

The Isle of Wight council say they will be taking action over the weekend at the Belgrave Road landslip. Details within

Friday, 24th January, 2020 8:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

New season of award-winning films being screened by Ventnor Film Society

Ventnor Film Society return with a fantastic lineup of screenings over the spring. Get the dates in your diaries and book your seats

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:50pm

By Linda Davis

Serious injury during tree surgery work led to death, Police believe. Man arrested

front of ambulance

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of a man from Niton who died following a tree surgery incident on Monday

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:29pm

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslip: One-way traffic revoked to allow access to properties (latest photos)

Belgrave Road on Tuesday 21st January

To allow residents on Belgrave Road to access their properties, the one way system has been revoked. See the latest photos from the site

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads monitoring around the clock

Belgrave Road on Tuesday morning

The public are reminded to respect the road closures in place and not put themselves at risk by entering the area. The council say it's neither safe nor practical for them to take any steps to intervene at this stage

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads advise evacuation for at least one property (photos)

belgrave road landslide at night shot

Island Roads have reinforced the road closure with steel fencing and advised evacuation of at least one property

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Sunday concert series celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

Bust of Beethoven

Father and daughter James Halsey (cello) and Sally Birkett (piano) kick off the series this weekend (19th January at 11.30) performing sonatas Op. 5 no. 2 in G minor and Op. 102 no. 2 in D major.

Saturday, 18th January, 2020 2:01pm

By Helen Foster with 2 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Residents fear for road after partial collapse of retaining wall in Ventnor (photos) (updated)

Island Roads have closed the road

One resident said he'd been telling the Isle of Wight council about the problem for over 30 years. The road has been closed to traffic

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Villagers oppose plans for 20 new homes on greenfield land

whitwell planning site plan

Villagers argue there isn't sufficient infrastructure to support the proposed new homes, while the applicant says it will encourage young families back to the area and offer current residents the option to downsize

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Do you know an Annabel from Niton who might be missing?

question mark street sculpture

If you think you know this person, please get in touch with police by calling 101

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 3:12pm

By Sally Perry

Storm Brendan batters Blake’s Longshoremen business

blakes storm damage

Storm Brendan hit the Isle of Wight coastline yesterday and overnight, with one beach concessionaire working through the night to save his business. Did you suffer any damage in your town?

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry