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

Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)

traffic jam

From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Public meeting to have your say over planned closure of Mental Health Day Centres

Quay Arts QuayHolders Scheme

Ensure you voice is heard over the plans by the Isle of Wight council to close the mental health day centres.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 11:21am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight SEND demo shines light on ‘local scandal’

peter shreeve at demo

"A ‘local scandal’ - special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people are being failed," says Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:17pm

By Peter Shreeve

New service set up to replace Isle of Wight Local Area Coordinators

helping hand

The discontinued service has been revived as a community-owned organisation, called the LAC Isle of Wight Community Interest Company.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Closure of mental health day centres ‘a cut too far’ says Islander saved from suicide

george brewer on bbc news

A former service user at one of the Isle of Wight's mental health day centres, shares his story of being saved from suicide and why he believes closing the centres will be false economy that could end in tragedy.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 7:39am

By Colleen Brannon with 3 readers' comments

Heartfelt plea to Islanders as petition to save Isle of Wight mental health day centres launched

depressed by Kiran Foster

Colleen Brannon shares a heartfelt plea to Islanders to support this petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to rethink closure of mental health day centres.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 12:36pm

By Colleen Brannon with 2 readers' comments

Cuts to spending on children’s mental health services deeply disappointing, say NSPCC

teens on mobile

Only a quarter of the country is set to benefit from the roll-out of new school-based mental-health support teams say the NSPCC.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 9:11am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Number of young suicidal Islanders reaching out has doubled

teenager mobile phone

Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust says many young people feel like they don’t belong, that the community doesn’t think much of them.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

£1 overnight parking charge locations on Isle of Wight (updated)

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The definitive list of every location the Isle of Wight council are planning to charge you £1 to park in the evening. Each street, road and car park, to help you avoid unwanted parking tickets.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Celebrate and embrace our differences on World Autism Awareness Day

boy with loveheart for autism awareness day

It's World Autism Awareness Day and many people on the Isle of Wight are hoping this year sees a turnaround in the support given to children on the spectrum.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 9:33am

By Sally Perry