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

Children can gain new skills with Freshwater’s climbing wall courses

wwsc climbing courses

Book now for the new courses that are designed to allow your child to improve and gain new skills over the length of the course.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 9:27am

By Michael Dangerfield

Phoenix Choir help to ‘keep a thatch over your head and floor beneath your feet’

st agnes church

The concert takes place at All Saints Church in Freshwater to raise money for the beautiful thatched St Agnes Church.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 3:02pm

By Robin Burnett

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