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.

Dementia residents woken up as early as 4.30am, say CQC

Respite care :

Although the Ventnor care home was found to 'require improvement' in four areas it was found to be 'good' for care and the management say it is fully committed to working with the CQC.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 4:23pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Rugby: Ventnor kept the pressure on against league leaders

Rugby pitch in the fog

Ventnor's first team kept the pressure on throughout the game, but it wasn't to be. A great effort made by all against top-of-the-league, Ellingham and Ringwood.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 8:57am

By Ed Blake

Another prestigious award for Isle of Wight comedy writer

Hannah George at Writers' Guild Awards

Online comedy has meant she can do her own thing and make her own opportunities, says Isle of Wight writer, Hannah George, who last night picked up a Writers' Guild Award.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Modernisation plans for local Post Office (updated)

post office sign

The Post Office will be undergoing a full refurbishment and once re-opened will offer extended opening hours.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:22am

By Sheila Tapster

Brighstone flasher leads to police patrols

police officer

Police say that officers will be patrolling the area as part of their investigation. Anyone with any concerns can speak to one of these uniformed officers.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 5:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Dashcam footage appeal after cycle thieves attempts fail

Emergency call:

Police are appealing for information and dash cam footage after thieves stole mountain bikes from a garage and hid them in a hedge.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 8:13am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Join the Hash House Harriers this Sunday for their first trail of 2019

sneakers trainers running shoes

Leave grown-up behaviour behind this Sunday to join the Hash House Harriers on their latest trail where you can enjoy free beer and food, good company and beautiful views. Details within.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 10:02am

By Alison Parker

2019 could see the first modern concrete skatepark for the Isle of Wight

ventnor skatepark - gravity skatepark design

This year could be the one that sees a permanent concrete skatepark built on Ventnor's seafront. Who knows, with skateboarding now added to the 2020 Olympics, an Isle of Wight concrete skatepark could be the making of future Olympians.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 6:22pm

By Sally Perry

Poor signage, incorrect SatNav data and property damage on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff lack of signage from Niton 640

At meetings about Undercliff Drive the resounding opinion was that signage is woefully inadequate and needs to be resolved without delay. Residents say they’ve been met by a wall of silence from Isle of Wight council and in the meantime all properties have suffered damage.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 7:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2018 (Video)

Boxing Day Swim Ventnor 2018

Mild weather led to large numbers of swimmers at this year’s Ventnor Boxing Day Swim 2018. A wide variety of people taking part as you can see in the video

Wednesday, 26th December, 2018 4:12pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Plans to convert a disused church into homes

disused church wroxall

Plans to convert a disused church into two homes will help the ‘continuing drain on the already stretched resources' of the Church.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 8:56am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for new educational activity centre for children struggling at school

hamish fleming planning application

Hamish Fleming already has "extensive experience with ‘hard to reach’ learners and has built a reputation both on the Island and in Hampshire and Dorset". He plans to give dilapidated group of farm buildings a new lease of life.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:13am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter