News from the West

If you’re interested in news from around the West of the Island, this is the place to find it.

If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Plans for 16 new properties on derelict former farmland

Man drawing on blueprints

A ‘modest financial contribution’ would be made towards off-site affordable housing and a strip of land available for the West Wight Greenway (cycle track)

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Proposal for network of ‘Quiet Roads’ announced in South and West Wight

Doug Alldred & Claire Critchison Green Party Candidates standing in front of water mill

These two election candidates believe a Quiet Roads Network in the South and West Wight would give vulnerable leisure users a safer set of roads to use, leaving the main roads clearer for motorists

Monday, 19th April, 2021 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Cancelling Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘Corruption’ – Read the detail

Middle Road by Tapnell Farm

Thomas lays out in detail the process for a Closed Roads race and why he says the cancelling of the Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘corruption’, as some on Social Media have claimed.

Monday, 19th April, 2021 12:42pm

By Thomas Cowley

Letter: Isle of Wight Road Races will adversely affect residents and visitors

No written in white paint on road

This reader lists their reasons why they believe the Isle of Wight Road Races should not be given permission to go ahead

Friday, 9th April, 2021 6:36am

By Donella East with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races has ‘in principle’ support from Isle of Wight council

IW Road Races logo

Here's the latest news on the Isle of Wight Road Races, planned for October half-term in West Wight

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

West Wight councillors and residents share concerns over Isle of Wight Road Races

Freshwater road to Compton

Some Freshwater councillors say there has been a lack of transparency with the proposed Isle of Wight Road Races

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 9:11am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races 2021: A new motorcycle race in the West: Here’s the detail we’ve found out

Motorcyclist racing

There’s talk of a new motorcycle race in the West of Wight - Not Diamond Races. News OnTheWight’s got details from a briefing document (shared with us on the QT) and have been doing some digging. Here’s what we’ve found

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Very rare and special willow sculpture maze created for Gift to Nature (updated)

willow maze at Golden Hill Fort

The willow sculpture that you can investigate, hide, play and enjoy has been created from the Island for the Island and is one of only two or three in the country

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 10:21am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Kim’s birthday head shave aims to raise cash for charity

Kim Blackburn showing front and back of long hair outside te Wessex Cancer Trust charity shop

Kim is hoping to raise as much money as possible for Wessex Cancer Trust, to support the vital Daisy Bus service, which takes Island patients to mainland hospitals for their cancer treatment

Monday, 5th April, 2021 9:23am

By Lorraine White

‘Immoral, destructive and devastating’: Residents slam housing plans

Man drawing on blueprints

Residents in the road share their many concerns about the plans for 50 new dwellings

Monday, 29th March, 2021 8:06am

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

Freshwater Five families on today’s Appeal verdict: ‘A dark and bitter day’

lady of justice with scales statue

Despite Court of Appeal saying that failure to disclose evidence at their trial “should not have happened”, two of the Freshwater Five have lost their bid to have convictions overturned. The families say, "British justice is broken, and we will never trust it again"

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Fresh plans for new loos

Artist drawing of new loos

Plans have been submitted again to demolish the existing facilities and replace them with more modern conveniences to meet current standards

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 8:36am

By Sally Perry