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Letter: Some alternative ideas for East Cowes Regeneration

Red Funnel car park

Steve Goodman suggests that if Red Funnel are planning to relocate in order to find more parking, why not create car parking space above the existing area and clad it with vertical gardens?

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:59pm

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel CEO responds to East Cowes Regeneration concerns

East Cowes Regeneration model

Kevin George, the CEO of Red Funnel Ferries, responds to a series of concerns that have been raised by residents and businesses about the proposed East Cowes Regeneration project.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 2:47pm

By Kevin George with 5 readers' comments

Letter: What next for East Cowes if Red Funnel plans go ahead?

dover road -

Following the Inside Out feature this week about the proposed relocation of Red Funnel's ferry terminal and the impact on properties in Dover Road, Sarah Turtle shares her views.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 2:21pm

By Sarah Turtle with 18 readers' comments

Letter: Fed up with how long it takes to get over the floating bridge

cowes floating bridge - anonymous but with consent

This resident from East Cowes has been using the floating bridge in Cowes for over 30 years, but since the introduction of foot passenger charges and new loading rules, he's falling out of love with the service.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 5:32pm

By Anonymous with 22 readers' comments

Letter: Let’s start building the foundations for a true eco-island

cycling cinema

This readers says the Isle of Wight will only become a true Eco-Island once there is a truly sustainable transport system and we need to start building the foundations for that now.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 9:48am

By Tanja Rebel with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Should we subsidise millionaires living in the Thames Valley?

Car in flood :

Given the heavy rainfall earlier in the week, this letter from Richard Jones about the Flood Tax is very topical.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Safety measures on dangerous corner need improving

clarence gardens:

Residents in Clarence Gardens, Shanklin say a lack of road signs warning drivers on Arthur's Hill of an approaching junction results in many near misses.

Saturday, 8th August, 2015 11:42am

By Margaret Sheridan-Wallis

Letter: Second class service for Islanders

Toy ambulance

Following this reader's recent experience of a transfer from St Mary's to the hospital in Portsmouth Hospital taking three hours, he says it's time to upgrade the ambulances used.

Saturday, 1st August, 2015 9:08am

By Don Smith with 43 readers' comments

Letter: This is what we got from our MPs

Houses of parliament

Peter Geach posed a question at the end of last year asking 'what we want' and 'what we expect' from our MPs. He finishes the trilogy by sharing his view of 'what we got'.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 5:25pm

By Peter Geach with 7 readers' comments

Letter: 16 and 17 year olds should have the right to vote

Vote graffiti

Despite 265 MPs voting for it, the Conservative Government was able to defeat an attempt to lower the voting age this week. South East MEP Catherine Bearder says the battle isn't over.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:10pm

By Catherine Bearder with 9 readers' comments

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for your Alzheimer’s support


Given the high number of Alzheimer's sufferers on the Isle of Wight, this Letter from David Moorse will strike a chord with many.

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 12:42pm

By David Moorse

Letter to the Editor: Wake up and see the (LED) light

Blue lights

Tanja Rebel has been on a mission to get the Isle of Wight council and Island Roads to listen to the arguments for using yellow LEDs over the white/blue ones installed around the Island.

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 11:11am

By Tanja Rebel with 38 readers' comments