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.

Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Learn more about Island CoHousing at walk and talk event

sun through the woods

If you want to hear more about the Island CoHousing plans, this is the perfect opportunity

Monday, 13th January, 2020 5:21pm

By Sue Bailey

Residents to ‘temporarily’ lose their Post Office following resignation of postmaster

post office sign

The Isle of Wight MP says he's closely monitoring the situation, whilst the Post Office say they're working to find a solution for future service for the village

Friday, 10th January, 2020 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Subject to Yarmouth Governors, Isle of Wight Cabinet make decision over West Wight schools

The Cabinet plans are subject to a decision by the Governing Body of Yarmouth School, due to be made on Monday

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

Good samaritan clears away and disposes of 150 flytipped tyres

tyres of wight van clearing flytipped tyres on mottistone down

For every lazy, inconsiderate flytipper there are many other decent people doing great things

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

150 used tyres dumped in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

tyres on mottistone down

The National Trust are appealing to Islanders to get in touch if they have any information

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Governors threatened with legal action over plans to move primary school

The legal letter argues that the consultation was 'legally flawed' and that the decision to move the school was 'predetermined'

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Burst water main results in road closure

Road closed sign

The diversion will affect several roads in Freshwater

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 11:13am

By Sally Perry

Five dead dolphins discovered in just two weeks on Isle of Wight coastline

Dead dolphin spotted on beach by Joe Truman

The number of dead dolphins discovered along the Isle of Wight coast in just two weeks is highly unusual, says Joe Truman who spotted them on his walks

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:17pm

By Sally Perry

More Isle of Wight electric car charging points

electric car charging point

Subject to approval, the supermarket plans to install two electric car charging points in their car park

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 5:04pm

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

West Wight Schools: Funding for Freshwater site not yet secured, but decision on closure imminent

The Isle of Wight council cabinet say the All Saints' school site would be subject to a multi-million-pound investment, but it has not been secured yet

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment