Undercliff Drive: Two years on and families still not back in their homes (updated)

Undercliff drive

Can you imagine what it would be like to have to leave your home one night, then not be able to live in it for two years? This is the fate for the forgotten families - victims of the Undercliff Landslide.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Parish council will ‘step up to the plate’ to safeguard services

20p pieces

The parish council say that if they don't step up to the plate and safeguard services, no one will.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 8:52pm

By Jon Young with 16 readers' comments

Shock as Isle of Wight ‘heart of the village’ pub unexpectedly shuts

Closed sign :

The current proprietors say their vision would be for the pub to become community-owned and run.

Friday, 15th January, 2016 2:33pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Trailblazing council joins new bus scheme

NitWhit Bus launch

Having already pioneered the NitWhit community bus, Niton and Whitwell parish council join others in helping to fund the return of the route 6 bus on Sundays.

Friday, 18th December, 2015 7:36am

By Jon Young

Sunday service for route 6 bus reinstated

Southern Vectis Bus

Southern Vectis reinstates Sunday services for the route 6 bus - with support from local parish councils.

Friday, 11th December, 2015 8:39am

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

NitWhit bus service on the road

NitWhit Bus launch

Congratulations to all involved with this new community bus service, NitWhit, which launched this week (despite the road closures).

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 8:50am

By Jon Young with 3 readers' comments

NitWhits get their bus on the road

Jonathan Young and map

The Niton and Whitwell Parish Council has stepped in to organise a minibus service following Isle of Wight Council cuts to community bus services. The new service launches next week.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 3:23pm

By Jon Young with 2 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Leader of the council says delays are ‘unacceptable’


Yesterday the council advised the owners of landlocked properties on Undercliff Drive that the promised access road to their homes would not be built for at least another year. Today the leader of the council says the delay is unacceptable. Confused? Imagine how the residents feel.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive access road won’t go ahead for at least a year

stop sign on pavement

Just when you think things can't get any worse. The residents have now been told that the Western access road won't be rebuilt for at least 11 months.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 2:56pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: The ‘potential’ of rare bats adds to ongoing saga

Undercliff Drive - SSSI sign on site of cut down trees - Jun 2015

As if the landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive who have been in a "living hell" for the last 18 months hadn't been through enough, the possible discovery of rare bats brings further delays.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 2:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

PTEC confirm tidal energy towers will be 9m above water

PTEC-Underwater-turbines - and keplar scheme

The MMO has accepted an amendment to the current license application under consideration for use of the area off St Catherine’s on the south coast of the Isle of Wight to test tidal energy schemes.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 10:46am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Natural England get commitment from Island Roads not to work in SSSI without consultation

Undercliff Drive - SSSI sign on site of cut down trees - Jun 2015

Post-site visit, Natural England have gained commitment from Island Roads to properly consult them before any further work is carried out in the legally-protected SSSI area.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

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