It’s taking over 2,500 litres of paint to repaint Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

It is the first time the bridge has been stripped back to the metal and completely repainted since it was built nearly 35 years ago

Saturday, 7th December, 2019 8:46am

By Gavin Foster

Don’t miss the Yarmouth Vintage Xmas Market this weekend

vintage yarmouth

The Vintage Xmas Market in Yarmouth this weekend not only has 30 creatives selling their wares in a heated marquee, but there'll be mulled wine, Christmas carols, Alpacas, a steam truck and more

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: West Wight school proposals are ‘best option offered to date’

In response to Steve Cowley's letter, Daniel James says the solution being proposed in the current council consultation is the best offered to date

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 12:16pm

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Letter: It’s time we invested properly in our children’s education, SEND and their teachers’ pay

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says smaller good schools like Yarmouth Primary will still deliver a good education where they are supported socially and financially by local communities

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 5:25pm

By Steve Cowley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘put gun to our heads’ says school governor

yarmouth town council meeting - west wight schools

A show of hands at the Yarmouth Town Council meeting last night voted in favour of closing Shalfleet Primary school. A governor said the Isle of Wight council had put 'a gun to their heads'

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 5:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Letter: Is Isle of Wight council killing Yarmouth’s community for cash?

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the relocation of Yarmouth School is "Isle of Wight Council grabbing money for the wrong reasons"

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 12:27pm

By Steve Cowley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council approve next stage in West Wight school plans

children and teachers on grass

The council say the recommendations now being taken forward are "felt to provide the best opportunity to secure long-term educational and financial stability for West Wight families and schools"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:14am

By IW Council Press Office

Cabinet to vote on West Wight school closure plans next week

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

After the earlier withdrawal of plans to close at least one school in the West Wight, they are back on the table and will be voted on next week.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Video: Flood alert for the Isle of Wight as spring tides return

flood alert map for the Isle of Wight showing where high tides will affect areas

Residents near the Cowes floating bridge may wish to keep flood protection installed as a precautionary measure, say the Environment Agency.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry

‘Confused to as why governors not behind parents’ – Protest over school closure

children and teachers on grass

Cllr Brading said he did not expect the news of the Governors decision to be in the public domain, but that they can do what they want.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Very painful meeting’ with Isle of Wight Council representatives leads Governors to agree school closure

save all saints banner

In a letter sent to parents, governors said they had come to the decision following 'frank conversations' and 'a very painful meeting' with Isle of Wight Council representatives.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 4:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

School campaigners say they’ve been kept in the dark over closure plans: Protest planned

Yarmouth School

One of the campaigners said they still have confidence in the governors to maintain as their primary concern the welfare, progress and outcomes of the pupils by opposing the proposal to relocate Yarmouth Primary School.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 3:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter