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March 1, 2021
£82,000 secured for Waterside Pool

A community swimming pool in Ryde has secured vital funding to help it face the challenges of coronavirus.  The charity-run Waterside Pool will benefit from a £82,000 cash windfall from the National Leisure Centre Recovery Fund, launched by Sport England last year. The money will help plug significant COVID-relayed losses sustained by the pool during […]

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February 24, 2021
Major milestone for Newport Harbour regeneration plans

A major barrier to the long-awaited regeneration of Newport Harbour has been removed with the granting of a harbour revision order by the government. The order, approved by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Parliament last week, will enable the Isle of Wight Council to negotiate longer term leases for existing and new harbour tenants. […]

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February 2, 2021
Children will not go hungry during February half-term

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed that vulnerable children and those eligible for free school meals will not go hungry during the February half-term as funding has been provided for food vouchers for families. Part of the council's connect4communities programme, the school holiday food voucher scheme aims to help those facing hardship because of […]

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February 2, 2021
Hovertravel adds to its critical community timetable

Hovertravel is adding two extra services to its weekday services, to ensure that key workers and essential supplies continue to flow across the Solent. From Monday 25th January, the weekday timetable will include a 1645 from Ryde and a 1700 from Southsea. Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel added: “We are in constant communication with the […]

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December 28, 2020
Nursery Group first in UK to achieve Eco Green Flag Awards at all settings

Tops Day Nurseries are the UK’s first family of early year’s education providers to be awarded a “Green Flag” status from Eco-Schools at all of its settings.   Even Christmas has been celebrated with sustainability in mind, for example eco-Christmas crackers, recipes with less meat and dairy, and re-using wrapping paper for “pass the parcel”.  Children […]

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December 3, 2020
I Love Wight pop-up Christmas shop

The annual I Love Wight pop-up Christmas shop is back!! Our hand-picked artisan makers have sorely missed the buzz of the big events this year, so we’re delighted the Christmas shop is open from 4th to 23rd Dec! The shop is in the Allium this year, at the Garlic Farm, but it is still crammed with a […]

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December 2, 2020
Miso Caterers deliver tasty takeaways !

Your luxury vegetarian option that just needs heating up.Our aim is to provide your plant takeaway that just needs heating up.  Off the back of a comprehensive cooking course, ski season and a shared love for cooking. Millie, who is training to be a vegan chef, and myself have come together and started a little […]

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December 2, 2020
A helping hand for vulnerable children and young people this Christmas

The Isle of Wight Council has today (Wednesday) announced a major scheme to provide food vouchers for all in need this Christmas, with the aim of no child going hungry. The initiative will support vulnerable children and young people and their families who are facing hardship over the festive period because of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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December 1, 2020
Tapnell's Christmas Event Returns !

Followng the success of their award-winning Christmas event last year, Tapnell Farm Park will take you on a magical new Christmas adventure this December …. in search of Santa’s lost present! An all-weather Christmas experience for children of all ages, starting Saturday 5th December. The Christmas adventure starts at home, once tickets have been purchased, […]

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