Watch: Ryde skatepark users share their frustrations about closure of skatepark

Ryde skateboarders

In this three minute segment, Ryde skateboarders and Zoe Thompson from Wight Trash talk to BBC reporter Ben Moore about the closure of Ryde skatepark

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Real issue with Ryde Skatepark is not vandalism’ says skateboarding group amidst calls to secure 20+ year lease

skateboarders at ryde skatepark

Ryde Town Council say they have closed the park due to "anti-social behaviour and vandalism", but the real issue is far from this say skateboarding ambassadors, Wight Trash

Sunday, 11th April, 2021 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Support Isle of Wight’s independent skate shop on Skate Shop Day

Skateshop Day at Wight Trash

Show your support for the Isle of Wight's independent Skate Shop, Wight Trash today and you'll be rewarded

Friday, 19th February, 2021 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Back garden mini-ramp the perfect solution for talented young skateboarder in lockdown

Martha and home ramp

Martha Eggleton's dad decided to build a mini-ramp in their back garden so she could continue training as a skateboarder for Wight Trash

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 3:32pm

By Anna Price

Wight Trash adapt Matt Hancock’s slogan to ‘Where the Isle of Wight rolls, Britain follows’ for new T-shirts

rolls wight trash t-shirt - matt hancock slogan

Matt Hancock may have said Where the Isle of Wight goes, Britain follows, but IW skateboarding brand prefer this version. Pre-order yours today and a percentage goes to a new charity set-up to help local community groups

Friday, 8th May, 2020 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Head to the Freshwater Skatepark Jam to share you views on future of the park

skateboarder in skatepark

Take part or watch and support, all ages and abilities welcome at the Freshwater Skatepark Jam for skateboarders and scooterists

Monday, 9th March, 2020 5:30pm

By Zoe Thompson

Nine-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder on our TV screens

Martha being filmed by BBC South Today

BBC South popped over to John Cattle’s Skate Club to speak with Martha Eggleton, the youngest member of the Wight Trash skate team

Friday, 7th February, 2020 2:21pm

By Sally Perry

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