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

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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

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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

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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

Free skateboarding sessions thanks to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council

john cattles skateclub poster

12 to 16-year-olds in Newport won't be able to say they've got nothing to do this half term, as John Cattle's Skate Club offer a range of free skateboarding sessions, supported by the parish council.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

lauran hibberd and martha

The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

Seven-year-old Martha joins the Wight Trash Skate crew

martha and john skating green

This sparkly seven-year-old from the Isle of Wight has just been recruited to the Wight Trash skateboarding team. Check out these great videos of her awesome performance.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

Busting the myths about future of Sandown skatepark

Skateboarder:

All sorts of rumours have been flying around, but a spokesperson from Sandown Town Council is able to bust the myths and explain what's happening.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:55am

By Sally Perry