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.

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

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

Former planning application re-emerges for Ventnor’s disused bus station

Artists impression of new flats and shops in former bus station, ventnor

The applicant appears to be blaming delays from the planning dept for the reason the previous approved scheme did not go ahead

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 12:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Watch Paul Knight’s latest short film follows Isle of Wight folk band, Millicent’s Favourite

millicents favourite

Turn your speakers on, sit back for five minutes and enjoy this delightful short film from Paul Knights

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 7:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘winter wander’ by Guardian travel writer a certain boost for tourism

ventnor cascade

Travel writer Sarah Baxter hoped to spot the White-Tailed Eagle when on the Isle of Wight, but she saw a whole lot more instead

Saturday, 29th February, 2020 2:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Flower Fairy Quiz – over £700 raised

fifty pound notes

Well done to everyone who took part in the fun pub quiz last night. The quiz, raffle and auction raised over £700 for the Flower Fairy Fund

Friday, 28th February, 2020 4:12pm

By Sally Perry