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July 8, 2020
Visitor charter launched to support Island tourism

A new visitor charter on how to safely enjoy the Island and its attractions has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council and its partners. The charter forms part of a continuing campaign to ensure everyone knows how to respect, protect and enjoy the Isle of Wight during the summer months in a 'Covid-secure' […]

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July 7, 2020
Isle of Wight Council playgrounds to reopen

Families are being urged to stay alert while children are using playground equipment and observe social distancing rules. The guidance comes as the Isle of Wight Council reopens, from Saturday 11 July, its playgrounds for the first time since the start of lockdown. To support the move, the council has launched a poster campaign and […]

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July 7, 2020
Free parking to continue for NHS and care workers

The Isle of Wight Council is announcing changes to its free parking offer for key workers. The council will continue to provide free parking to all NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteer responders assisting with the coronavirus crisis. This mirrors the government's guidance. However, from Monday 13 July, it is no […]

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July 3, 2020
Movement Junkie Dance Classes on Zoom

Calling all parents Dance – Healing – Fitness our the main aims of Movement Junkie, time to have some fun. Movement Junkie run dance/ fitness/ movement classes, 1-2-1 sessions, workshops, events, parties, holidays.. and now online Zoom classes ! Get fit, having fun, making new friends and ultimately feeling like you’re NOT exercising. From DANCE […]

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July 3, 2020
Royal Isle of Wight County Show Cancelled

Royal Isle of Wight County Show Cancelled The organising committee of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show has announced the cancellation of this year’s show on 30th August due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an attempt to support all the visitors who attend, and the businesses who benefit from the show the final […]

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July 3, 2020
The Big Return!

The six Isle of Wight Council-run libraries will be reopening in a phased and Covid-secure way during July. From Monday 6 July, the libraries team will be welcoming the return of any books and talking books that have been on loan now for several months. There will be no ‘late fees’ applied. At this time, […]

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July 3, 2020
ARTISTS RALLY ROUND TO SUPPORT JACK UP IN 2021

Further to the unfortunate postponement of this year’s Jack Up The Summer festival on account of the Coronavirus, organisers say they have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible support shown by attendees, suppliers, contractors and traders alike.  Many former artists have also come forward to pledge their commitment to the rescheduled event, now due to […]

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July 3, 2020
We’re Good to Go says Hovertravel’s Tourism Superstar

Visit Britain’s 2020 Tourism Superstar and Hovertravel team member, Lorry Middleton has been proudly displaying Hovertravel’s official Visit Britain We’re Good to Go certification.  Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “Who better than Lorry, voted by the Great British public as this year’s tourism superstar, to tell the world that Hovertravel has achieved this new […]

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July 3, 2020
Hovertravel returns to 30 minute frequency

Today Hovertravel has announced that from 6th July, its timetable will offer flights every thirty minutes. Hovertravel has continued to operate throughout lockdown, providing a critical community service and offering the only fast ferry option across the Solent, whilst carrying an extremely small proportion of its normal passengers. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, says: […]

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