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.

Latest news on the Le Veness development, straight from the horse’s mouth

Le Veness revised plans

News OnTheWight speaks to the owner of the Le Veness site on Ventnor's seafront to find out what plans are for this year

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Landslips lead to footpath closures in St Lawrence

Footpath closure

Take note of the footpath closure before heading out for a walk during lockdown

Saturday, 13th February, 2021 4:36pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor and the Undercliff: In search of lost time. A journey in pictures

Pier Street, Ventnor

This latest book by Michael Freeman and Lesley Telford is described as ‘recovering life-worlds and discovering livelihoods through photographs’. It includes 180+ black and white pictures spanning 1860 to 1950

Friday, 12th February, 2021 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Child sexual abuse images ‘unquestionably amongst worst I have seen’ says Investigating Officer

Jail corridor and Michael Henderson

The man from Ventnor came to officers' attention whilst using online forums to discuss child abuse - they found thousands of images of child sexual abuse on his devices

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 4:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Criticism over bidding process to build £150,000 public toilets refuted by Mayor

Gentlemen toilets sign

The mayor says two sets of legal advice was sought before asking for bids and the whole process has been open, transparent and legal

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 4:04pm

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

Shock as customer in chemist queue declares they have Covid-19

Man with mask standing against brick wall

The Cabinet member for public protection gave the example of a person in the queue at the chemist telling others they had tested positive for Covid-19. He went on to reinforce the message to Stay At Home

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Here’s what happens with the No. 3 during major road closure

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

The road between Whiteley Bank and Wroxall will be closed for two+ months from next week - if you use the buses, make sure you know about diversions and which stops are not being served

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 11:16am

By Paula Good with one comment

Rubbish collection continues while major roads closed for over two months

Road closed sign source

The road from Wroxall to Whiteley Bank will be closed for over two months as major gas works take place

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Plans for Hambrough Hotel to expand into former day care centre

Hambrough Hotel

The plans have been supported by the local town council as it returns a large empty building back into practical use. Details within

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 5:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ventnor Fringe announce dates for 2021: Now extended to a socially distanced ten days

Ventnor Fringe act on stage

After having to cancel the 2020 festival, for this year the Ventnor Fringe team have designed it with social distancing in mind. See the details within

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 5:01pm

By Jack Whitewood with one comment

£120,000 overspend forecasted for Isle of Wight harbours

Ventnor Harbour

An increase in the cost of seaweed removal in Ventnor, as well as a reduction in berthing income due to fewer visitors

Monday, 21st December, 2020 8:12am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

St Catherine’s closes early due to impact of Coronavirus

st catherines school from the north

Due to St Catherine's being a small school, this has impacted across the staff team and so the school has decided to close earlier than planned

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 8:54am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments