Plans under consultation for new dentist in Lake

the run down building where the new Lake dentist would be

There are plans to turn the run down building into a new dentist. Comments on the application can be made until 21st April

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Immensely proud of headteachers and school staff’ say Isle of Wight council

bucket of pencils by namoscato

The council say school staff have responded strongly to the government’s call and staff are working hard to provide this critical service

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

PPE for NHS staff ‘ramped up’ say NHS

st mary's hospital

The NHS say the supply of PPE has been ramped up in recent days, and there has been an announcement from the government regarding the further strengthening of arrangements

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:35pm

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

Isle of Wight primary school retains ‘Good’ rating

crayons

Inspectors found there were many interesting visits, events and clubs that are on offer which help pupils to be resourceful and thoughtful.

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 10:56am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

West Wight parents given two days to decide which school to send their children to

paperwork

Parents say they were told they would have until June to choose which school they wanted to send their children

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 3:17pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Call for Islanders to become volunteer responders during Coronavirus outbreak

Person delivering a box

Volunteers will take on tasks like collecting shopping, medicine or other supplies for those self-isolating, providing patient transport and phoning those in self-isolation regularly

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:43am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for vineyard to join Isle of Wight Distillery

Plans for Rosemary's Vineyard

Rosemary Vineyard and visitor centre is currently situated in Ashey. However, the current site has planning permission for 140 houses

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:10pm

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

Plans revised from six to ten houses on site of former hotel to avoid ‘wasted space’

blueprint

The developer had permission for six houses, but concerns about "wasted space" has led to a revised application to put ten houses on the site

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:40am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Plans for 15-bedroom fort in the Solent to become one single home

No Man's Fort

The company that owns the Fort want to turn it into a single residential property. Comments should be made on the planning application by 14th April

Monday, 16th March, 2020 6:24pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘Keep calm and carry on’ says Isle of Wight council leader in light of coronavirus outbreak

person washing their hands in sink

Council bosses say they have a strategy and that everything is in place. "We are ready. Nobody can say at this stage how the virus is going to progress."

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 2:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

New accessible public toilets planned for Ventnor

ventnor car park

The only public toilets in the town centre - accessed up a steep hill - have bee closed since December due to vandalism

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:46pm

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

Over 10 per cent of Isle of Wight children did not get first choice secondary school

school sign

Two schools were over-subscribed for first choice preference and Christ the King College still has 50 empty places

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment