Heavy rain brings more Isle of Wight flooding say Environment Agency

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A further 18mm of rain is forecast today (Monday) and some flooding is expected. Details within

Monday, 28th December, 2020 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Three-course meals and gifts for older residents on their own this Christmas

crab niton christmas meals and gift bags

As well as the three-course Christmas meals that were delivered to older residents yesterday, surprise gifts and something to help the pudding go down were also included

Saturday, 26th December, 2020 11:06am

By Jon Boileau Goad

Water level of Eastern Yar to remain high until Christmas Day

autumn leaves in rain puddle by Hannah Domsic

With persistent and heavy rain forecast for tomorrow and Thursday the Environment Agency say the river will be much higher than normal until Christmas Day

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert for Isle of Wight issued with heavy rain predicted to continue through the week

flood alert map

The wet weather is expected to continue on Tuesday, with more very heavy rain on Wednesday. Watch out for further updates from the Environment Agency

Monday, 21st December, 2020 9:19am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert in force along the Eastern Yar

flood alert sign

The Eastern Yar is expected to become very high later this evening and out of bank flooding will affect land. Details within

Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

Flood Alert still in force from Whitwell to Bembridge as minor flooding expected

environment agency flood alert map for mon 16th Nov

Minor impact flooding is expected in some parts of the Eastern Yar, but with dry weather now until Thursday, it should give the river a chance to recover

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:37am

By Sally Perry

Further Isle of Wight flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency (updated)

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Residents on the coast, along the Eastern Yar and at Gurnard Lock are being advised to Be Prepared today with two flood alerts from the Environment Agency

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry

Call for volunteers to help community effort in Niton and Whitwell during lockdown

your kindness is contagious phrase with colourful dots

Community Response And Back-up Niton and Whitwell has bounced back into action ahead of the second national lockdown and has put out a call for volunteers

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:25am

By Jon Boileau Goad

Whitwell Church rescued from ‘At Risk Register’ thanks to community efforts and National Lottery Heritage Fund grant

Whitwell Church

Special mention was made to contribution of local resident Rose Ashton, the driving force behind the successful fundraising and repair work at Niton Church nearby, who sadly passed away before repairs were completed

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 7:48am

By Debbie Hickman

Motorcyclist died at scene of collision, passenger airlifted with life-threatening injuries


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the rider who died on the scene, and with his passenger who has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal for dashcam footage after van and a motorcycle involved in serious road traffic incident

Police tape

Police are keen for anyone who may have information or dash cam footage to get in touch

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 7:28am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Road linking Whitwell to Niton closed due to flooding (updated)

flooding on southford lane

The emergency closure is due to flooding. Diversions will signposted locally.

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 3:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment