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

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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

Environment Agency issue two flood alerts for the Isle of Wight as water levels rise

flood alert sign

The Environment Agency have warned residents to Be Prepared as water levels continue to rise

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 1:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Villagers oppose plans for 20 new homes on greenfield land

whitwell planning site plan

Villagers argue there isn't sufficient infrastructure to support the proposed new homes, while the applicant says it will encourage young families back to the area and offer current residents the option to downsize

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Reopening Undercliff Drive is ‘crucial to our way of life’, says Parish Councillor

undercliff drive - january 2020 from the ventnor end

A councillor with Niton and Whitwell Parish Council explains the determined work they have been carrying out since the 2014 Undercliff Drive landslip and explains why reopening the road is crucial to the village's way of life

Monday, 13th January, 2020 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Flood warning issued for the Isle of Wight

flood alert sign

If you live on the Eastern Yar or tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge, the Environment Agency has warned residents to 'be prepared'

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight farm-stay wins prestigious award and heads to National final

Best Rural Tourism Business winner Tallulah Shepherdly from Nettlecombe Farm. Rural Business Awards, South East Ceremony. Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Kent (

Congratulations to Nettlecombe Farm, who will now go on to represent the South East at the national final in February 2020

Friday, 25th October, 2019 9:08am

By Jodie Jones

Flood alert following heavy rain issued along the Eastern Yar (updated)

eastern yar flood alert

Overnight rain may have caused flooding along the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge - further alerts will be issued this morning

Friday, 18th October, 2019 7:50am

By Sally Perry

Leader’s vow to ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’ a step closer with public consultation

Vix lowthion - cycling through undercliff

Cllr Ian Ward also says it's his view the Isle of Wight needs to have Undercliff Drive road open again, but will not make a decision until after the consultation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Long diversion for St Lawrence residents following damage to bridge

st lawrence shute

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