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.

Repair to collapsed retaining wall could begin next summer, say Island Roads

Belgrave Road Feb 2020 - 11

Cllr Ian Ward says they are now working to a schedule to find a solution for the collapsed retaining wall on Belgrave Road

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 11:12am

By Claire Robertson with 8 readers' comments

Giving Tuesday: Gift the love of reading at charity’s new college site

an open book

It is hoped that this Giving Tuesday people will 'gift the love of reading' by choosing one of the many titles from the list and buying for the charity's new library

Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 8:16am

By Michaela White

Buying Victorian Ventnor greeting cards and 2021 calendar help support Heritage Centre

ventnor heritage centre greeting cards showing scenes in Victorian Ventnor

Head over to the online shop for Ventnor Heritage Centre to choose presents for your loved ones (or yourself) and help support the Centre

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 4:02pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Dormouse caught napping after snacking on bird feeder becomes National news

chubby dormouse stuck in bird feederby cheryl hewins

Given the year we've all had, it's no surprise people are seeking something heartwarming to see or read about. But who'd have thought a quick post about a sleeping dormouse would have gone so far?

Friday, 20th November, 2020 3:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Community Foodbank now open on Saturdays and offering deliveries

Two woman handing in food for Foodbank

Ventnor Foodbank has received yet another anonymous donation of £1,000. For those in need, no voucher is required, you can just turn up. Details within

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 3:47pm

By Tony McCarthy with one comment

Ventnorian becomes Isle of Wight’s eyes and ears for the Open Spaces Society

Helen Slade

Helen will be the Open Space Society’s eyes and ears on the Isle of Wight. Read on for details of what that includes

Monday, 9th November, 2020 1:15pm

By Kate Ashbrook with 2 readers' comments

Brave Island: Exciting new creative opportunities for 14 to 25-year-old Islanders

Girl standing in front of wall with drawings on it and Brave Island logo

If you have children or grandchildren on the Isle of Wight who are aged 14-25 let them know about Brave Island

Friday, 6th November, 2020 5:32pm

By Sally Perry

European Marine Energy Centre joins forces with PTEC for large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight

PTEC tidal flows

The long-running PTEC story has sprung back into life, on the signing of a new agreement with an Orkney-based company, promising a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight. Here are all the new details so far

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 2:15pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Watch Sam Pilgrim crown ‘Ventnor – The place to urban downhill’, as professional mountain bikers ride the steps

at the top of st albans steps

This video of Professionals riding bikes down Ventnor steps will get you gasping, as they ride from the top of the town - down staircases(!) - right down to the beach. Clearly not for your everyday rider

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 12:59pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Video of Jeremy Corbyn on the Isle of Wight, in Ventnor on Sunday morning

stephen smith and jeremy corbyn

Stephen Smith, who campaigned heavily for the Labour Party during the last election, got to meet the former leader of the Party, Jeremy Corbyn, on Sunday morning

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 11:42am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

The Nave Andromeda – involved in stowaway standoff close to the Isle of Wight – now in Southampton

nave andromeda in Southampton

The incident off the coast of the Isle of Wight was sparked when seven stowaways on the oil tanker Nave Andromeda became verbally violent. It ended with a Special Boat Services operation. Details within.

Monday, 26th October, 2020 8:10am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

New site for St Catherine’s Sixth Form

St Cats College Launch

The site will also assist the school, which is run by a charity, to support more people in the local community with a training room and an occupational therapy room

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 9:22am

By Susan Graves