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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 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 6 readers' comments

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

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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

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