Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor is an absolute jewel. A beautiful area that has, since the Victorians discovered its magic been loved by those who have been lucky enough to find it.

Known for years as a centre for arts on the Isle of Wight, of late it’s become a Mecca for food lovers, with some of the best restaurants on the Island being gathered in this single town.

Its beach is a delight, held within an arced cove, with a mixture of golden sand and shingle. For those on the beach, food, drinks and ice cream needs are met by a wide selection of businesses along the Esplanade.

155 phone calls before getting through to GP surgery, says patient in Ventnor

red telephone

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, patients say they have great difficulties struggling to see their doctors. Details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: News OnTheWight shares the latest update

Belgrave Road landslip Feb 2020

It's been quite a while since we had an update from the Isle of Wight council on the status of the Belgrave Road landslip. Latest details within

Friday, 18th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Another £1,000 donation made to Ventnor Community Foodbank by local resident

thank you letter to ventnor foodbank

The £1,000 donation is a great help to the Community Foodbank, but they are also in need of donations of tea, tinned spaghetti, tinned potatoes, sponge puddings and tinned fruit

Friday, 4th September, 2020 4:18pm

By Tony McCarthy with one comment

New local history book takes you on a journey from 1860 to 1950 in pictures

House in whitwell in 1930

Take a step back in time to 1860 to see how Ventnor and the Undercliff looked through 180 black and white pictures

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry

Blimey! Little Isle of Wight flooded in the heavy rain downpour

flooded isle of wight paddling pool by katy-rose thorogood

Can you recall the last time this happened??

Monday, 24th August, 2020 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Le Blanq: Isle of Wight a ‘hidden gem that more people need to know about’, says gastro-cycling event organiser

Chefs - Ashley Palmer-Watts, Adam Fendyke, Nick Dobson and Justin Clarke

The event has attracted star cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sean Yates, as well as culinary legends Raymond Blanc, Francesco Mazzei and Ashley Palmer-Watts

Friday, 21st August, 2020 11:20am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Meet author Lizzie Flynn at seafront book signing

lizzie flynn

Lizzie Flynn will be signing her new book, Life in Numbers, at Toni's tearoom on Ventnor seafront later this month. Details within

Monday, 17th August, 2020 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Community Foodbank receives generous donations

ventnor community foodbank

Cash donations have included £100, £200, and more recently a generous local resident donated £1,000. Details within

Monday, 17th August, 2020 12:26pm

By Tony McCarthy with 2 readers' comments

10,000+ indecent images and videos, mostly child sexual abuse and people having sex with animals – gets man suspended sentence

Mug shot of John STODDART

The list of indecent images and videos in John Stoddart’s collection was extensive - mostly child sexual abuse and bestiality. Here’s the list of what he admitted to and what he was found guilty of

Saturday, 15th August, 2020 5:07pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Ventnor Exchange, bar, record shop and venue reopens following lockdown

outside of ventnor exhange now painted blue

We've missed being able to pop into Ventnor Exchange for a coffee during the day and a chat with the team, or to meet friends in the evening for a drink

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Town Council donate £1,000 to Ventnor Community Foodbank

foodbank pasta, tins etc

Suzie Metcalfe, Chair of Ventnor Community Foodbank said they have been heartened by the support from the community in Ventnor and from the Town Council

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 9:42am

By Tony McCarthy

Ventnor’s iconic paddling pool soon to reopen

children playing in the ventnor paddling pool

The iconic paddling pool has been empty of water so far this year due to the Coronavirus lockdown, but that will all change very soon. Details within

Monday, 20th July, 2020 3:47pm

By Sally Perry