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 Town Council Rejects Mill Bay

Did you know that Ventnor Town Council rejected the Conservation Area Consent to knock down and redevelop The Mill Bay Inn, The Esplanade on 14 May? They stated that the proposed redevelopment of this site

Sunday, 27th May, 2007 2:39pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

New Ventnor Mayor Named

New Ventnor Mayor Named

Susan Scoccia is the new mayor of Ventnor. She was sworn in last night in a glorious ceremony on the upper floors of Winter Gardens, while the assembled Ventnorians gather below on the terrace,

Saturday, 26th May, 2007 6:37am

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Brogan Percy Wins Gold For The Island

Brogan Percy Wins Gold For The Island

Bonchurch lass, Brogan Percy has beaten her personal best time in the ladies 400m at the Island Youth Games this week and will be bringing home a GOLD medal. Exceptional news for the Island and

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bollywood Comes To Ventnor!

Bollywood Comes To Ventnor!

How’s this for a bargain, and you know we love a good one. Ventnor Library now has a collection of Bollywood films on DVD at £1 a night! So, as we all know from the

Thursday, 24th May, 2007 8:00am

By Tess Jessop

Paddling Pool Open For Business

Paddling Pool Open For Business

Brilliant to see the paddling pool repainted and filled with lovely clear water. Well done to the council for getting it done in time for the school

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

In the Spotlight – A Medley of Songs from the Musicals

In the Spotlight – A Medley of Songs from the Musicals

Meetings of The Ventnor Theatre Group have been a hive of activity over the past few months. They’ve been busy getting ready for a bumper season of shows to be held at the Ventnor

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 2:38pm

By Sally Perry

News From Ventnor Cricket Club

News From Ventnor Cricket Club

We’re always on the lookout for Ventnor success stories and the Ventnor CC is certainly one that meets that criteria week after week. They are a storming success. We’re very pleased to now have Fiona

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 1:27pm

By Sally Perry

International Climate Change Conference At Ventnor Winter Gardens

International Climate Change Conference At Ventnor Winter Gardens

Well done to Robin McInnes and his team for putting on such a professional conference at the Winter Gardens. This is the third time it’s been run there (from memory) and this years theme

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 12:52pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Dirty DC At The Ventnor Winter Gardens

Dirty DC At The Ventnor Winter Gardens

Apologies to anyone who has broken their necks and are reading this. All will become clearer as you read on. I did ask on the forum whether anyone had seen the VWG this week in

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Town Council Annual Meeting: 25th May

Once again the date of this meeting has changed. First it was moved from 14th May to 29th May and has now been rescheduled for this Friday, 25th May. Meeting starts at 7pm at the

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

AGM of the Campaign To Protect Rural England

AGM of the Campaign To Protect Rural England

Last Saturday saw the Campaign To Protect Rural England’s Annual General Meeting. It was well attended and we are very pleased to receive this report from Dennis Russell, Chairman of the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 12:27pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Win CPRE Good Lighting Awards

Brilliant news for Ventnor, as awards are presented to The Ventnor Tennis Club and Rew Valley Sports Centre. Last Saturday saw the Annual General Meeting of the Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) (report from

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 12:20pm

By Sally Perry