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.

Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre

county hall

The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine's Point

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Niton launch new Community Response group

Launched on Wednesday, the Community Response and Back-up group, Niton - CRAB for short - will provide vital support, services and resources to the local community and to business

Friday, 27th March, 2020 11:43am

By Claire Spencer

Close call for Ventnor RFC in the Hampshire Shield Semi-Final

rugby ball

This was cup rugby at its very best with both teams throwing caution to the wind and the result in the balance until the final whistle

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:35am

By James Morton

Cancelled: Award-winning bluesman heading to Wolverton for the annual Folk and Blues Fair

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair 2020

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair offers top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of beautiful West Wight scenery

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 5:32pm

By Tim Hollis

Belgrave Road landslip: Last inspection Nov 2018 – Latest photos show yet further slippage

Belgrave Road landslip taken on 9 March 2020

Island Roads are responsible for the maintenance of the retaining wall on Belgrave Road that has partially collapsed

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Power cut for Isle of Wight residents

electricity pylons

SSE hope to restore the power by 6.30pm tonight

Monday, 9th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Could retaining wall collapse be related to large number of trees being removed?

Belgrave road

This reader raises a theory that the large number of trees removed from a site in Ventnor could have had a knock-on effect on Belgrave Road

Monday, 9th March, 2020 1:12pm

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Six town houses could be built on former Spar site

victoria street town houses

The applicant says that given the number of flats in the town, "houses were ultimately deemed more appropriate"

Monday, 9th March, 2020 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe Festival announce their first confirmed acts for 2020


Ventnor Fringe Festival returns this July and brings with it a great variety of live music, comedy, theatre, fun for the kids and loads more. Check out the first round of announcements

Friday, 6th March, 2020 6:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Don’t miss the first slow fashion session on Saturday

sewing machine

The focus of the group is to support and encourage each other towards creating clothes that fit and express your unique style

Friday, 6th March, 2020 6:31pm

By Gillian Jenner

New accessible public toilets planned for Ventnor

ventnor car park

The only public toilets in the town centre - accessed up a steep hill - have bee closed since December due to vandalism

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Road linking Whitwell to Niton closed due to flooding (updated)

flooding on southford lane

The emergency closure is due to flooding. Diversions will signposted locally.

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 3:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment