We always welcome a Letter to the Editor to share with readers. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch. This letter from Amie Sutherland from the New Inn in Shalfleet. Ed
The road outside the New Inn will be closed for three weeks from 15th April from the garage in Shalfleet up to the traffic lights before you get to the New Inn.
This is for essential works required by Southern Water, which the New Inn will not be compensated for, who will unfortunately miss a great deal of trade as it’s on the drive by-route.
Massive impact on trade
After the first three weeks, there’ll be six weeks of temporary traffic lights, causing delays on what is an essential route.
In this already difficult climate how are businesses meant to cope when things occur out of their control, which has a massive impact on trade?
Customers can still get to the pub, from Carisbrooke they would need to take the Calbourne Road, then onto the B3401 which would bring them out at The Horse and Groom, then they can drive down to the New Inn.
Alternatively if they were coming from Cowes or from Forest Road they can head along the Yarmouth Road and then cut down Elm Lane, then turn right onto the Newport Road and head towards the B3401, turn right onto Station Road then up towards Ningwood, where they can then drive down to the pub.