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.