A public consultation is being undertaken by the Parish Council on the Crossways Development for 167 houses. Your local Councillors would like your opinion on this development and so are putting a questionnaire on the web site for you to complete on line. We are working with East Cowes Town Council and a Public Meeting is being arranged and will be inviting key individuals to answer your questions. Please watch this space for dates.
We need your questionnaire completed by the 28th August at the very latest.
So please complete on line by this date.
After many years of requesting a Parish Council for Whippingham this finally only came into fruition in May 2008 when Whippingham elected its first Parish Council. This also completed every part of the Island having a Parish or Town Council.
There are just under 500 households in the electoral area of the Parish Council which is made up of the village of Whippingham, Barton Manor Estate and surrounding area and also includes part of Island Harbour.
The village school that was closed by the Isle of Wight Council a few years ago is now occupied by Priory School who's students take a great interest in our village.
We also have a lovely local pub on the banks of the river Medina called "The Folly" and it serves up delightful meals.
We lost our village post office and shop when our long serving post mistress retired but we have been lucky to get a mobile post office service back into the village for 3 days a week which is very much appreciated.
The hub of our village is Whippingham Community Association's Hall that is run by a dedicated group of people. The hall is used for a vaste range of activities by many groups, clubs and individuals.