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.
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
– 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!