Whitwell Road closed following car fire

This road will be closed sign - Roadworks

Island Roads are suggesting a very long diversion between Whitwell and Ventnor, going via Wroxall, Sandford and Godshill.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 3:27pm

By Sally Perry

Mainland rescue gear needed for rescue of 12 year old down well (updated)

Isle of Wight fire truck:

A 12 year old has fallen down a well. Isle of Wight Fire Service are taking part in the rescue and have requested extra equipment from the Mainland

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 4:13pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Major resurfacing of Whitwell to bring more disruption to village and through traffic

Whitwell Road

Last year saw weeks of road closures for the village, but the upcoming major resurfacing should result in smooth roads rather than the current patchwork effect.

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 1:51pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Good Samaritan’s car broken into whilst they helped rescue sheep

Emergency call:

The car of a couple who stopped to help rescue some escaped sheep had their car window smashed and handbag - which included sentimental items - stolen. Were you driving past and saw something?

Sunday, 4th February, 2018 11:30am

By Tina Harknett with one comment

For a Spooky Halloween head to Niton and Whitwell

niton halloween bridge and groom - janice young

Niton and Whitwell have some interesting and unusual figures on the streets as the parish holds its traditional best carved pumpkin competition.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 3:22pm

By Janice Young with one comment

Historic England updates their ‘At Risk Register’ for the Isle of Wight

St Mary and Radegund Church, Isle of Wight has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2017.

The annual snapshot of the health of the historic environment has been released today by Historic England. Find out what's been added and what's been saved.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Overnight roadworks along Whitwell Road

Whitwell Road

The work takes place overnight for four nights along the Whitwell Road, Ventnor in order to minimise inconvenience.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 11:17am

By Gavin Foster

Flood alert issued for the Isle of Wight

flood sign

A Flood Alert for the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Monday, 27th February, 2017 7:54am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis to now consult with town and parish councils over changes to service

Dave Stewart

The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments

Rural bus service first in decades to operate without IWC funding say Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis Bus

Southern Vectis say this is the first time in decades that a bus service for the rural communities they serve has been operated without local authority funding and that the current timetable for route 6 is run entirely on a commercial basis.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council challenges bus company on service reduction

Single decker southern vectis bus by eastleightbusman

Leader of the council says that Southern Vectis should have widely consulted before switching the Route 6 bus to winter timetable all year round.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 3:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Villagers dedicate well dressing to Island-built commuter catamaran

Well dressing red jet 6

This year the Whitwell Well Dressing has been dedicated to the newly Island-built Red Jet 6.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 11:17am

By Amy Grinstead