Diversions in place as bridge closed for annual maintenance

Yarmouth bridge from the air

Diversions will be in place whilst the bridge is closed for its annual maintenance. Details within

Monday, 15th March, 2021 10:29am

By Gavin Foster

Letter: How can we canvass or collect signatures to stand in May election during Covid restrictions?

man with face mask and rubber gloves

The Mayor of Yarmouth asks how the May elections can be run fairly if candidates can't canvass or even collect signatures to stand

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 5:34pm

By Steve Cowley with 11 readers' comments

Wightlink to suspend weekend sailings on Yarmouth route

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Wightlink say fewer people are using the route at the weekends, as only essential travel is now allowed. Full details within

Monday, 11th January, 2021 2:41pm

By Sally Perry

Residents treated to surprise Christmas hampers in Yarmouth and Thorley

Christmas hampers and two Thorley councillors

Cakes, nosegays, and decorations included in the gifts were made by friends and members of Community Hall of Yarmouth and District (CHOYD)

Thursday, 24th December, 2020 3:03pm

By Steve Cowley

Plans for mobile classrooms at Yarmouth School now open for public comment

yarmouth school - plans for new classrooms

The mobile classrooms will be placed on the playing fields at the Yarmouth site

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 12:17pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Patients invited to virtual meeting about closure of Yarmouth GP Surgery

Laptop and coffee cup

This is a further chance for our patients to find out what is happening at Yarmouth Surgery and to ask questions

Friday, 4th December, 2020 9:00am

By Mark Wingham

Increase in incidents involving inflatables for lifeboat crews this summer

unicorn inflatable on the sea

Newly released figures show a large increase in the RNLI being called to incidents involving inflatables this summer

Friday, 20th November, 2020 3:13pm

By Paul Dunt with one comment

Fate of former All Saints’ Primary School building sealed at planning meeting

yarmouth school plans for all saints sitea

Despite its unanimous decision, conditions were added to the planning approval for a new school building in West Wight last night

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:03am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Man admits serious child sex offence in three-year-old rape case

fort victoria country park car park

It’s emerged that the 62-year-old man was not known to the three-year-old girl that he seriously sexually assaulted in Fort Victoria Country Park - as he admits the offence.

Monday, 26th October, 2020 5:20pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

New Yarmouth School – in Freshwater – goes before Isle of Wight council planning committee


The plans will go before the Isle of Wight council planning committee next week, with the full support of the Cabinet member for education

Monday, 26th October, 2020 3:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Row over grass cutting after Viewpoint vistas obscured by overgrown trees and bushes

bouldnor grass verge

Shalfleet Parish Council decided to cut this area without informing Isle of Wight Council, in latest row over verge cutting

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

GP surgery to close permanently and revert back to housing (updated)

closed sign on door

The doctor said the closure is entirely supported by the WWMP, which finds it very difficult to recruit doctors

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 5:45pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments