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

Five dead dolphins discovered in just two weeks on Isle of Wight coastline

Dead dolphin spotted on beach by Joe Truman

The number of dead dolphins discovered along the Isle of Wight coast in just two weeks is highly unusual, says Joe Truman who spotted them on his walks

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:17pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Bunker features on TV screens this Sunday

The Bunker

The former Royal Air Force radar station, which has now been converted into a stunning home, will be featured on TV on Sunday night

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive consultation found 58 per cent in favour of reinstatement

undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight council say the cost to re-instate the road is estimated to be between £1 million and £2 million, dependent on whether the scheme allowed one or two-way traffic and if the new route was restricted to vehicles below a certain weight

Friday, 18th October, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight flagmaker’s work supports Greenpeace’s Protect the Oceans Campaign

Liz Cooke's Greenpeace flag on vessel in the Arctic

Isle of Wight's Liz Cooke has created a set of flags for each leg of a Greenpeace expedition, sailing from the Arctic to the Antarctic to document the state of our oceans

Friday, 11th October, 2019 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Binnel Studios 2019 Summer Exhibition: Meet this wonderful collection of unique artists

binnel studios 2019 headline image

The August bank holiday weekend brings with it a chance to meet eight of the most talented and highly-accomplished artists on the Isle of Wight, in the wonderful depths of beautiful St Lawrence.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 2:01pm

By Feature Writer

Lisa Traxler invites you to her unique studio at The Bunker for Open Studios 2019

Lisa traxler's studio

View new works and meet the Lisa Traxler in her unique WW2 Nissen Hut Studio to discover how she researches historic architecture and translates it into enamel and paper sculptures and relief collage paintings. For two dates only.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 6:24pm

By Feature Writer

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

Don’t miss Holly Maslen’s thought-provoking Pick up Pieces exhibition

Pick up Pieces - central grid

Holly has created a striking exhibition which not only looks beautiful set in stunning surroundings, but will leave you hopefully thinking differently about what gets washed up on beaches around the world and how it's impacting sealife

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 5:30pm

By Sally Perry

St Lawrence Road closure due to tree maintenance

road closed sign

Part of the road will be closed whilst essential tree maintenance takes place.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 8:30am

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 7 readers' comments