Isle of Wight Opinion Pieces

OnTheWight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These Isle of Wight opinion pieces will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Couthy Butts: A Tour Around (video)

Couthy Butts: A Tour Around (video)

Couthy Butts is thought to be over 250 years old. We do a video tour around the outside of it.

Saturday, 5th July, 2008 3:04pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council Press Office Cuts Off VentnorBlog

Isle of Wight Council Press Office Cuts Off VentnorBlog

Who thinks it's reasonable that the council should cut off a news source because they don't like the fact that are published?

Saturday, 14th June, 2008 4:18pm

By Sal and Simon with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road PFI Gravy Train: First Stop County Hall

Isle of Wight Road PFI Gravy Train: First Stop County Hall

Good work if you can get it?

Thursday, 12th June, 2008 5:50pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Schools Reforms: Latest News

Schools Reforms: Latest News

Latest proposals for the schools reorganisation will be made available to the general public this afternoon via the Council website. After 3.30pm today details of those schools recommended to stay open and those earmarked with

Friday, 23rd May, 2008 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Life Without Alex Dyke: It’s Dreamy

Life Without Alex Dyke: It’s Dreamy

There's been much discussion on Alex Dyke's phone-in about the proposed reorganisation of the schools, Thankfully, now the council's public consultation has closed, we won't have to listen to the host any more.

Wednesday, 26th March, 2008 10:00am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Schools Reform On The Island: What’s Your View

Schools Reform On The Island: What’s Your View

Anyone with kids in the education system on the Island should be aware that the public consultation period for the Council’s latest proposals starts next Monday. With our offspring at a primary school, we’re very

Thursday, 10th January, 2008 2:56pm

By Sally Perry