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.

Become a Trust Community Partner to support continuous improvement for children in Shanklin and Ventnor

portsmouth and winchester diocese community trust

There are a range of voluntary roles on offer as part of the new Trust Community Partnerships. No previous experience is needed, just from a willingness to learn and a desire to support continuous improvement for children and leaders at all levels.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 5:30pm

By Amanda Johnston

See Banksy, Picasso and Dali exhibits at Private art show for Mountbatten

grayson perry by regine debatty

Don't miss your chance to see an eclectic collection of precious artworks, loaned by their generous owners, to help raise money to support the work of Mountbatten.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 10:34am

By Emma Topping

Reporting live: Cabinet vote on future of Isle of Wight Fire Service

newport fire engine - iwc

OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Isle of Wight council's Cabinet meeting, where members will make their decision on controversial plans for the Isle of Wight Fire Service.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Leader tells Committee he’s still committed to reopening road

undercliff drive by lois jennings

The Leader of the Isle of Wight council reiterated their intention to reopen Undercliff Drive subject to the outcome of a feasibility study.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Rugby: A stream of points on the board for Ventnor’s 1st XV

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Ventnor RFC’s first playing experience of one of the newly introduced second teams of some of the bigger clubs in Hampshire took place at the weekend. Ed reports on how they got on.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 11:02am

By Ed Blake

Ventnor ‘axe man’ to appear in court today

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The 33 year old has been charged with a number of offences including threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place and theft from a shop.

Friday, 5th October, 2018 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Man with axe ‘wrestled to the ground’ after robbery attempt


The man was reportedly wrestled to the ground until the police arrived. He remains in custody.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Long diversion for St Lawrence residents following damage to bridge

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The diversion is in place following damage to the disused railway bridge following a road traffic collision.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Second Ofsted accolade for St Catherine’s School in four months

St Catherine's Ofsted

Another fantastic report in less than four months for St Catherine's school in Ventnor, where pupils are supported well and thrive.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 11:32am

By Susan Graves with one comment

Police issue appeal after car leaves road in Ventnor

belgrave road car - google maps

The car left Belgrave Road and ended up in the trees below, where the steps lead down to Esplanade Road. Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 9:39am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Five points to Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby pitch in the fog

Being handed five points because a team doesn't turn up, is not how Ventnor RFC like to get ahead, but it was forced on them last weekend.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 8:51am

By Ed Blake

Ventnor Bay-ke off on Ice coming to this year’s Ventnorville

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Ventnorville returns to this seaside town to get you in the Christmas mood with an ice-rink, baking competition, Christmas market, music, food and more. Put the dates in your diary and see you there!

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 9:36am

By Janneke Oxley