Housing development plans revised following badger concerns

freshwater meadows

A number of revisions Fareham developer, Kensington Homes, have been submitted on this twenty house development in Freshwater.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 3:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

40 brave souls swam the Solent for charity, one with a broken arm

solent swimmers 2018

Forty people swam from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay on Saturday morning. The annual swim is the biggest fundraiser of the year for West Wight Sports & Community Centre.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 12:51pm

By Michael Dangerfield with 2 readers' comments

Last bank in the West Wight to close its doors in January 2019

Freshwater Lloyds Branch Peter Johnstone 2

To lose the last bank in West Wight will be a blow to many people, particularly the less mobile and the elderly.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 1:06pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Freshwater Bay Floral Displays support community project

Freshwater Bay floral display

£1,500 was raised during the Open Gardens event which saw keen gardeners in the bay opening their gardens to the public in return for a small donation.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 11:31am

By Paul Mocroft

Dimbola to host evening of live music, film, theatre and photography

Tunde-Sunara flyers

This evening promises a treat for the soul, both musically and visually. There'll be performances by visual artist Sunara Begum and world-renowned composer Tunde Jegede, as well as exhibition of the images by Dunstan Perera.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 12:55pm

By Elissa Blizzard

One Life Festival: Still time to book tickets for debut event

one life festival flyer

This wonderful new one-day music festival for adults with learning disabilities, ASD and the neurodiverse takes place on Wednesday 6th June. There's still time to get your tickets.

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Grand Spring Fete continues support for Wessex Cancer Trust

Festival bunting:

Wessex Cancer Trust’s Daisy Buses provide invaluable help for those on the Isle of Wight needing treatment on the mainland. Join in the fundraising this Saturday at Freshwater Court Fete.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

Overturned car closes road in Freshwater

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Afton Road has been closed by police following a single vehicle collision.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 1:38pm

By Sally Perry

First UK show at Dimbola for fine art photographer, Honza Sakar

Honza Sakar image without text

Inventing a new way of working with the 19th century wet-collodion process, fine art photographer Honza Sakar, has created an emotionally charged collection of portraits that resonate as artworks. See it at Dimbola from 26th May.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 7:43pm

By Elissa Blizzard with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Hidden Hero, Julia Margaret Cameron, on our TV screens again

tomasz and gail at dimbola

You might not realise it, but meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker is also a great artist. On Monday evening he'll be exploring Dimbola Museum and Galleries and learning more about Julia Margaret Cameron's pioneering photographic techniques.

Saturday, 28th April, 2018 5:58pm

By Sally Perry

Freshwater councillors commit to support Plastic-Free Isle of Wight

freshwater plastic free

Freshwater Parish Councillors have now committed to working with local shops and businesses to reduce the use of single-use plastics and establish a community group to lead the Plastic-Free Freshwater campaign.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 1:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Funding boost allows active travellers to explore West Wight using electric bikes

John Hobart with Paul Mocroft of The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast has secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council in order to attract active travellers to explore the beauty of West Wight, using electric bikes.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment