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Letter: How can your councillor represent you if they leave meetings early?

Empty seats :

During Wednesday's full council meeting, several councillors upped and left before the end of the meeting, missing an important vote on how the council handles applications for fracking on the Isle of Wight. One reader was disgusted enough at their actions that she's shared the letter she sent them the next day.

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 3:05pm

By Kay Smith with 53 readers' comments

Happy Christmas from OnTheWight: Delivering Trusted news for 10+ years: Find out how you can support us

smiling snowman

After some readers asked us how they could support our cause, we thought, why not let everyone know :) Your support will contribute to delivering news the Isle of Wight deserves.

Thursday, 24th December, 2015 8:42pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Politicians voting on airstrikes should consider ‘The Day After’

the day after - cars

Ahead of tomorrow's debate in the House of Commons about airstrikes in Syria, this letter from Lucia Para.

Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 12:54pm

By Lucia Para with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Could a referendum on raising council tax could help the Isle of Wight?

Monopoly green houses and coins:

In the week of two visitor attractions closing down, Matt O'Crowley explains what led to his paddle steamer tours on the River Medina coming to an end.

Saturday, 7th November, 2015 11:25am

By Matt O'Crowley with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Will Isle of Wight MP fight Fracking on the Island?

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A Committee will be discussing whether to allow fracking to take place in National Parks, AONBs and through underground aquifers tomorrow. This resident hopes the Isle of Wight MP will be representing the Island.

Monday, 26th October, 2015 11:14am

By Barry Ecuyer with 36 readers' comments

Letter: Are we witnessing the slow death of democratic planning controls?


In the view of the chair of the Niton and Whitwell Parish Council Planning Committee, democratic planning controls are being eroded on the Isle of Wight and residents' concerns are not being aired at Planning Committee.

Saturday, 17th October, 2015 4:56pm

By Jon Young with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Something is seriously wrong with how housing is allocated on the Isle of Wight


Like the Sandown family reported earlier today, this reader has experienced real world examples of problems with housing on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 16th October, 2015 3:39pm

By Anonymous with 36 readers' comments

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 6 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 6 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 20 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

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