Reopening Undercliff Drive is ‘crucial to our way of life’, says Parish Councillor

undercliff drive - january 2020 from the ventnor end

A councillor with Niton and Whitwell Parish Council explains the determined work they have been carrying out since the 2014 Undercliff Drive landslip and explains why reopening the road is crucial to the village's way of life

Monday, 13th January, 2020 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council submit Undercliff Drive funding bid to Government

Undercliff Drive march 2019

When Dave Stewart became Isle of Wight council leader in 2017 he vowed to reopen Undercliff Drive

Friday, 10th January, 2020 5:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Long-disputed footpath along seawall formally re-opened

Wilf Payne, Royston Batcoe, Peter Wells, Nick Webb, Cllr Dave Stewart, Darrel Clarke, Cllr John Hobart, Vickie Ford, Mark Donovan and Carol Flux

Owners of the cottage the footpath runs in front of objected to the Planning Inspectorate, but they dismissed the appeal, stating Ordnance Survey map evidence as far back as 1908

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 10:21am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS share more about their latest album (video)

sean oakley dave and mike champion cropped

Having had some time for the third album to sink in, OnTheWight caught up with CHAMPS to find out more about their influences, new manager and why at least two songs reference red stars

Sunday, 20th October, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS release their long-awaited third album today

brothers champion in front of bunglow

The long-awaited third album is out today and it's a cracker. The 12 tracks take you on a beautiful journey with the brothers from Niton, who are most certainly going places now they have the right support behind them.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 9:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest single from CHAMPS is so heavenly it’ll make your heart melt

dave champion

The latest track from Isle of Wight's CHAMPS goes on release tomorrow (Friday) and it's heavenly. Watch the video now.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 8:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS release third single from their long-awaited album

brothers champion in front of bunglow

The long awaited third album is just around the corner, as the latest track from The Hard Interchange is released today with a great looking video.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 10:38am

By Sally Perry

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder in female skateboarding zine

martha eggleton at great wonderfest

Eight-year-old Martha from Niton is featured with three photos in the first issue of new female skateboarding zine, Plank. She continues to be an inspiration to many.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 6:21pm

By Sally Perry

Last chance to see inside Wendy Welsford’s Open Studio

Montage of work by Wendy Welsford

Passionate about protecting the environment, much of Wendy's work is created using items she's collected from the coastline.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Leader’s vow to ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’ a step closer with public consultation

Vix lowthion - cycling through undercliff

Cllr Ian Ward also says it's his view the Isle of Wight needs to have Undercliff Drive road open again, but will not make a decision until after the consultation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS sign three album record deal with BMG

champs by hollie fernando

The record deal with the US arm of BMG is sure to take Isle of Wight CHAMPS on an exciting and rewarding journey.

Sunday, 28th April, 2019 3:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight band, CHAMPS, drop two new tracks on us today

Champion brothers Mike and Dave sitting on stage with blue curtain behind them

It's been long-awaited, so CHAMPS have treated us to not one, but two new tracks today. Check out the Isle of Wight band's latest tracks, both recorded on the Island, as well as the music video that was filmed on Ventnor Downs.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments