Register of home schooled children designed to prevent ‘vulnerable going under radar’

child with magnifying glass

Education secretary Damian Hinds says the register of children not in school aims to prevent vulnerable young people from vanishing under the radar.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

See how your GP surgery rates compared to others on the Isle of Wight

waiting room

The GP patient survey, run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England, was sent to 3,832 Islanders and had 1,806 responses — a fill rate of just 47 per cent.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 3:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS spends more than £1.1m on management consultants

St mary's hospital

£23m in the red, an FOI request reveals the Isle of Wight NHS trust spent more than £1.1m on management consultants whilst services were cut.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 5:34pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Plans for local (micro) pub for local people

Chillerton pub

The applicant believe there's "a genuine gap in the facilities provided by Chillerton for this type of establishment", and plan to open a micro-pub.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 8:10am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Low-fat pizza’ takeaway to replace vacant shop in Freshwater

Pizza oven

Plans aim to create at least two jobs and add to the choice of takeaway food for the local community.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 7:32am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight school plans fewer, but longer lessons with timetable changes

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The school says that moving into their new facilities next September will provide a unique opportunity to restructure the school day as the students will no longer be on a split site.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 12:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ways to create ‘campus environment’ on the Isle of Wight being discussed

shadows of young people

Students from around the Isle of Wight were involved in discussions and workshops yesterday with the future of higher education on the Isle of Wight on the agenda.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight councillors to quiz health bosses

county hall

Following the warning notice from the CQC and after being placed in financial special measures, NHS Trust bosses have been invited to speak to the Isle of Wight Council’s policy and scrutiny committee for adult social care and health.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

£8/day to drive a car through Portsmouth is being discussed

steering wheel

With the number of places in Portsmouth above 'safe' NO2 levels increasing, the council are looking at a range of possible ideas including introducing an £8/day charge for car use.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 5:24pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Plans for car showroom to become furniture store

lushington hill harwoods garage

The former car showroom is no longer required due to “changing requirements within the vehicles sales sector”. You have until 22nd to comment.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

lifeguard hut sandown

The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter