Closure of All Saints Primary is council officers’ ‘preferred option’

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The decision to close the school would be made behind closed doors unless Cllr Brading decides to take it to the Isle of Wight council Cabinet.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s use of public health funding is ‘discriminatory’, say community facilities


The Chairs of Waterside Community Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre say denying an equitable distribution Public Health Funding by using it as a subsidy for council-run centres is discriminatory and potentially breaches the council’s own policy on equality.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 10:34am

By Keith Gentleman with one comment

Report highlights ‘perceived level of unfairness’ of how Public Health grants distributed


A Task and Finish Report is recommending Scrutiny Committee investigate the “perceived level of unfairness” of how Public Health grants are distributed, with community-run sports facilities unable to access the grants.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s pioneering Victorian photographer featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Julia Margaret Cameron

Tune into BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sunday or catch up via the Sounds App to hear how Julia Margaret Cameron changed portraiture forever, thanks to her life-size reproduction of the head.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Art and Identity’ portrait exhibition of ‘outstanding quality’ ends cultural project

time and tide flyer

Time & Tide has paired local history and the arts to bring opportunities for older people to engage with cultural pursuits. All are welcome to the Private View this Friday.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:29am

By Hannah Griffiths

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita create spellbinding and mesmerising experience – in Freshwater: Book Now

catrin and seckou - from facebook

Beyond beautiful in concert, Catrin and Seckou create a uniquely spellbinding and mesmerising experience that has been filling concert halls across the UK, Europe and beyond. Don't miss your chance to see them in Freshwater on 2nd December.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 6:53pm

By Feature Writer

Dog’s owner ends up with broken ribs trying to defend dog from attack

Left with broken ribs, an injured and traumatised dog, a big vet bill, and the knowledge that it could all happen again, Kay got in touch with OnTheWight to tell her story.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Kids walked miles in dark after being told school bus not going Yarmouth

vectis blue school bus

Kids say they were told by bus driver she wasn’t going to Yarmouth, so got off in Freshwater. The council say the bus did go to Yarmouth but at end of service.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 11:37am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Santa’s grotto returns to Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Station

santa claus

The event is free and the Lifeboat station's way of saying thank you to local families for their support.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:20am

By Sally Perry

New plans submitted for Freshwater care units

green meadows

Plans for the site include a communal garden, vehicle and pedestrian access, parking and landscaping works.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Freshwater road closure for repair of burst main

road closed sign

The road closure is necessary due to emergency works by Southern Water to repair a burst water main.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:03am

By Sally Perry