Welcome to Wroxall

Wroxall is a community of some 1900 residents nestling in the downs in the south-eastern part of the Isle of Wight, about two miles north of the sunny resort of Ventnor. 

The History of Wroxall

Find out more about the history of Wroxall proud home of Appuldurcombe House.

Village Information

See important village information and updates from our blog.

About Wroxall

Wroxall Parish Council was formed in 1984; before then the village was a ward of Ventnor. We have a shop, incorporating a post office, Wroxall Primary School, an active community centre and The Star pub that can be the starting or finishing points for glorious walks to or from Ventnor, Shanklin, Whitwell or Godshill.

Farming still goes on around Wroxall, but the community is diversified with commuters travelling daily to and from Ventnor, Shanklin and Newport, retired residents and others who work in some of the small enterprises found in the village. A new primary school was built in 1986. The railway closed in 1966, so today we rely on Southern Vectis bus route 3 (Newport-Wroxall-Ventnor-Shanklin-Ryde) which operates half-hourly through most of the day. Visitors come to Appuldurcombe House to see Capability Brown’s ornamental gardens. Just north of the village is the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. There are a variety of Holiday cottages, bed-and-breakfast and Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park.

Wroxall re-opens
With completion of the work by Southern Gas Networks, the main road through Wroxall will re-open from Friday 19 March.
Normal bus service 3 timetables will resume.
Special thanks to all the guys and gals at Southern Gas Networks who have worked hard to complete this project ahead of schedule

Local elections on 6 May 2021

If want to vote by post, you need to do this now, well ahead of polling day on 6th May 2021.

Claire Shand, electoral registration officer at the Isle of Wight Council, said:

“The elections will take place at a time when COVID-19 continues to present risks to public health. Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May.

“We are working hard to ensure polling stations will be safe places to vote, but you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy instead. If you are thinking about applying for a postal vote, then please do so as early as possible.

“As preparations continue for the local elections, we remain in close contact with the Electoral Commission, the wider electoral community and public health authorities to ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May.”

To vote in the elections – either at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy – you must first be registered to vote, which can be done online in just 5 minutes.

To then apply to vote by post you need to download, print and fill out a postal vote application form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to Electoral Services, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.

To request a postal vote application form e-mail [email protected] or call 01983 823380.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote and cancel or make changes to a current postal or proxy vote at this election is 17:00 on 20th April 2021.

Local elections on 6 May 2021

If want to vote by post, you need to do this now, well ahead of polling day on 6th May 2021.

Claire Shand, electoral registration officer at the Isle of Wight Council, said:

“The elections will take place at a time when COVID-19 continues to present risks to public health. Depending on the infection rate, measures taken to control the spread of the virus may change as we approach May.

“We are working hard to ensure polling stations will be safe places to vote, but you can choose to apply to vote by post or by proxy instead. If you are thinking about applying for a postal vote, then please do so as early as possible.

“As preparations continue for the local elections, we remain in close contact with the Electoral Commission, the wider electoral community and public health authorities to ensure you can stay safe when casting your vote in May.”

To vote in the elections – either at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf as your proxy – you must first be registered to vote, which can be done online in just 5 minutes.

To then apply to vote by post you need to download, print and fill out a postal vote application form. Once you have completed the form and signed it, you need to send it to Electoral Services, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.

To request a postal vote application form e-mail [email protected] or call 01983 823380.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote and cancel or make changes to a current postal or proxy vote at this election is 17:00 on 20th April 2021.

Coronavirus-related scams – How to protect yourself

There have been a number of scams related to Covid-19 including unsolicited messages and phone calls. Keep safe – have a look at the Action Fraud advice. Posted 18 June 2020

Useful Links and Information

– Wroxall Parish Council is in receipt of a Community Essential Shopping Grant and if anyone who lives in the Parish is experiencing financial difficulties and would like more details please email [email protected] with their name address and phone number.

– The following web site, put together with Community Action IW, has information on where to go for help and information on the island. There is information on shopping, finding someone to talk to, support for families, mental health, business support, how to volunteer – and more!

www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk

– Find local businesses that deliver food, medicines, meals and more, direct to your door

https://atoztome.com

Speed Roundels – Nibbling Away!

Speed limit Roundels - Nibbling Away! Your Parish Council understand very well the issues with speeding traffic through the village and have, after many months, managed to persuade some small measure of success. 30mph roundels will be painted on the road at the...

Beware Scams!

Trading Standards have received lots of reports of an email purporting to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service charging you £25 for a Penalty Charge for parking – this will be increased to £100 if not paid within 28 days. This is a SCAM – it asks you to click...

Advice during Covid-19

Help available during Covid-19

Wroxall access closed due to gas works 

Access to Wroxall from the north is not possible for motor vehicles from 18 January until

the end of March due to work to replace the gas main in St John’s Road. Motor vehicles can

access the village only via Ventnor (pedestrians can walk past the work site).

Southern Vectis are providing an hourly shuttle bus from Station Road to and from Ventnor

for connections to the route 3 buses to Shanklin and Newport. Timetable details available at

http://www.islandbuses.info/services/SQ/3 – disruptions

Residents north of the worksite who need to go to or from Whiteley Bank for buses should

phone SGN Customer service on 0800 912 1700, where a taxi may be arranged.

Refuse collection will take place as normal, although the pick-up times may vary. Please put

your waste out at the normal times. Arrangements have been made to ensure the

emergency services will be able to access anywhere in the village.

Coronavirus-related scams – How to protect yourself

There have been a number of scams related to Covid-19 including unsolicited messages and phone calls. Keep safe – have a look at the Action Fraud advice. Posted 18 June 2020

Useful Links and Information

– Wroxall Parish Council is in receipt of a Community Essential Shopping Grant and if anyone who lives in the Parish is experiencing financial difficulties and would like more details please email [email protected] with their name address and phone number.

– The following web site, put together with Community Action IW, has information on where to go for help and information on the island. There is information on shopping, finding someone to talk to, support for families, mental health, business support, how to volunteer – and more!

www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk

– Find local businesses that deliver food, medicines, meals and more, direct to your door

https://atoztome.com

Speed Roundels – Nibbling Away!

Speed limit Roundels - Nibbling Away! Your Parish Council understand very well the issues with speeding traffic through the village and have, after many months, managed to persuade some small measure of success. 30mph roundels will be painted on the road at the...

Beware Scams!

Trading Standards have received lots of reports of an email purporting to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service charging you £25 for a Penalty Charge for parking – this will be increased to £100 if not paid within 28 days. This is a SCAM – it asks you to click...

Advice during Covid-19

Help available during Covid-19

Coronavirus-related scams – How to protect yourself

There have been a number of scams related to Covid-19 including unsolicited messages and phone calls. Keep safe – have a look at the Action Fraud advice. Posted 18 June 2020

Useful Links and Information

– Wroxall Parish Council is in receipt of a Community Essential Shopping Grant and if anyone who lives in the Parish is experiencing financial difficulties and would like more details please email [email protected] with their name address and phone number.

– The following web site, put together with Community Action IW, has information on where to go for help and information on the island. There is information on shopping, finding someone to talk to, support for families, mental health, business support, how to volunteer – and more!

www.iowcoronavirus.co.uk

– Find local businesses that deliver food, medicines, meals and more, direct to your door

https://atoztome.com

Speed Roundels – Nibbling Away!

Speed limit Roundels - Nibbling Away! Your Parish Council understand very well the issues with speeding traffic through the village and have, after many months, managed to persuade some small measure of success. 30mph roundels will be painted on the road at the...

Beware Scams!

Trading Standards have received lots of reports of an email purporting to be from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service charging you £25 for a Penalty Charge for parking – this will be increased to £100 if not paid within 28 days. This is a SCAM – it asks you to click...

Advice during Covid-19

Help available during Covid-19

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