Letter: West Wight parents blighted by conflicting messages over planned school closure

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley says parents cannot plan their children's education and schools are blighted by conflicting messages coming out of the Isle of Wight council.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 5:32pm

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Isle of Wight council must ‘ditch this plan’ to disrupt young children’s education

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley believes the Isle of Wight council's plan to close Yarmouth school is disruptive and possibly 'financially irresponsible'. Over 90% of Shalfleet and Yarmouth parents oppose the plans.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 9:59am

By Steve Cowley

Parents to challenge Isle of Wight council decision to close Yarmouth School

children and teachers on grass

A group of well-informed parents are preparing a challenge to the Isle of Wight Council’s current proposal to close Yarmouth CE Primary School. Governors have invited parents to a meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Rhythmtree Festival returns this week with a stronger than ever line-up

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The music programme at this wonderfully relaxed and friendly music festival on the Isle of Wight is stronger than ever this year. Just a few more days to wait before you can enjoy Rhythmtree Festival once again.

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 5:58pm

By Feature Writer

Book now for Friday’s ‘Non-Psychic ‘Psychic’ Show with Greg Chapman

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This show has been enjoyed by people on all sides of the debate - and by people who just want a fun evening out. Grab your tickets!

Monday, 1st July, 2019 12:00pm

By Feature Writer

West Wight school consultation: Cllr sharing incorrect information, says Yarmouth Mayor (updated)

Delivering the petition at county hall

Cllr Cameron is minuted as stating that Yarmouth Town Council approve of the school closure when it is the opposite. A 1,882 strong petition was handed in this week to County Hall opposing the changes.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Yarmouth and Shalfleet join fight to save schools in reorganisation plans

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Yarmouth Town Council as well as the Federation of church schools of Yarmouth and Shalfleet share their arguments in West Wight school places reorganisation.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 9:04am

By Sally Perry

Petition calling for traffic lights at site of fatal incident nearly 2,000 signatures strong (updated)

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An online petition calling for traffic lights to be installed immediately at the site of Sunday's fatal incident has attracted over 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Main road between Gunville and Shalfleet to be upgraded

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Resurfacing work will be undertaken at nights between hours of 7.30pm and 6.00am and is expected to take 20 weekday nights.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:09am

By Gavin Foster

Traditional village fete returns for another year, raising over £2,000

shalfleet fete

Three cheers for all who helped the Shalfleet Fete return for another year. This truly local, traditional village fete raised just over £2,000 for the community.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 10:19am

By Catherine Powell

Several rural roads ready for upgrade say Island Roads

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

A number of roads serving rural communities in the West Wight are due to be upgraded under the Highways PFI next month.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 2:30pm

By Gavin Foster

Praise for primary school after latest Ofsted inspection

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When Ofsted inspectors asked the primary school pupils whether enjoyed learning, there was a resounding ‘Yes!’ - well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 8:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment