Calling all Isle of Wight skateboarders, scooterists or BMXers


Completing this survey will take just a few moments and could help inform the future for the Isle of Wight skateparks.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

13,264 sustainable journeys during ‘Active Travel Week’

Scooter statue

A total of 34 schools took part and clocked up a combined total of 13,264 sustainable journeys to school over the challenge – a staggering total of 69 per cent of all journeys logged during the week.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Government announce free menstrual products for all schools from 2020

first red box - St Thomas Canterbury Primary

The Government plan to launch a new scheme by early 2020 to provide menstrual products in all schools, from primary to colleges.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 5:31pm

By Katharine Spencer-Brown

Find out more about courses and opportunities at Isle of Wight College Open Evening

Young people at the college

The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to their latest Open Evening to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer and speak to tutors and career advisers.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 12:55pm

By Feature Writer

93% of Isle of Wight parents gain first choice for primary school places


The Isle of Wight council have announced primary school allocations today.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 9:42am

By IW Council Press Office

Glimmer of hope in the campaign to save North Street playground

north street playground

Most of the equipment has now been removed from the North Street playground, but there is a glimmer of hope as the IWC share the latest news with OnTheWight.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Mother of six year old girl killed by her father raises serious concerns over failures of Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Official report

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

"It shouldn't have happened," says girl's mother. This terrible tale of loss has been officially investigated by NHS England to see if health professionals could have done more to prevent it.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

All Saints’ consultation and decision ‘flawed’, say West and Central Labour

save all saints banner

West and Central Labour Party say what both Hampshire and Isle of Wight Council have failed to understand is the value of a local village school and its importance to the local community.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 8:46am

By Richard Steele

Freshwater community proposes alternative to planned school closure

Community against All Saints closure

The Freshwater community, current and former school parents and community volunteers, together with Freshwater Parish and County Councillors suggest an alternative plan to resolve school places in West Wight

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 5:05pm

By Daniel James

Isle of Wight Youth Trust leader moving on

mairead healy

Mairead Healy says it was always the plan to be here for a couple of years to implement significant change focused on the Youth Trust's services, culture and funding model.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:59pm

By Felicity Radak