Isle of Wight council show their support for the skateboarding community

Skate Safe leaflet cover

The number of children, young people (and not so young!) who are taking up skateboarding on the Island is growing.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 8:35am

By IW Council Press Office

£55k grant from Biffa to ‘Wrap up the skateboarding barn’

Before work starts at st marks barn

The Barn which houses John Cattle's Skateclub, also welcomes birthday parties, Morris Dancers and groups for children and the elderly to meet in a warm, comfortable environment to enjoy activities, conversation and fellowship.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 5:40pm

By Ed Hopper

Skaters from across the Isle of Wight to come together for KMC Memorial Skate Jam

memorial skate jam poster cropped

Wight Trash say, "This skate Jam will not only be a way of remembering Kieran, but also a reminder to look out for each other, and that if anyone is struggling we're all here, and we'll listen."

Monday, 19th August, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder in female skateboarding zine

martha eggleton at great wonderfest

Eight-year-old Martha from Niton is featured with three photos in the first issue of new female skateboarding zine, Plank. She continues to be an inspiration to many.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 6:21pm

By Sally Perry

Town councillors effectively block free skateboarding for kids, objecting to Wight Trash branding (updated)

wight trash kids at skateclub

Two councillors in East Cowes have effectively now blocked free skateboarding sessions for kids as they say they don't like the 15-year old Wight Trash name. It's never been an issue in previous years.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight skateboarding legend latest to feature in Isle Create series

john cattle

Up next in the Isle Create series of short documentaries highlighting the Island's creativity is John Cattle from Wight Trash Skateboards.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry

Eight-year-old skateboarder’s speech about concrete skatepark dubbed ‘illuminating and inspirational’ by Mayor

martha reading her speech

The eight-year-old skateboarder's speech on the benefits of a concrete skatepark was dubbed by the Mayor of the town council as "very illuminating and inspirational". Watch here.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Calling all Isle of Wight skateboarders, scooterists or BMXers

skateboarder

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

Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

PLANK james jarvis and ged wells at quay arts 640

You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder breaks leg in five places – Even before op she’s looking up new tricks

martha wight trash skateboarder with leg broken in five places cropped

Martha's response to breaking her leg in five places whilst attempting a 360? What competitions am I missing and when I get back on the board what tricks can I learn?

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Pub Quiz for John Cattle’s Skate club

bart simpson on a skateboard with a smartphone

Gather your friends and head to Wootton on Friday night for the Pub Quiz which sees all money raised going towards new equipment for the skate club.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 5:51pm

By Sally Perry