Wildlife Trust ‘fully sympathetic’ to Undercliff residents

Undercliff resident re-opening - attempted re-closure - Island Roads and residents - St Lawrence sign

Other reports have been quite alarmist on the re-laying of Undercliff Drive. OnTheWight has spoken to the Wildlife Trust and got a far more balanced response.

Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Flash flooding blamed on Island Roads’ inaction

Niton Flood

Fifteen minutes of heavy rain which left Niton High Street under water this morning (Wednesday 29th October) has led to renewed calls for something to be done about storm drains in the village.

Wednesday, 29th October, 2014 3:39pm

By Retired Hack

Councillors insist on their own independent report on volunteer-rebuilt road on Undercliff Drive

Looking west on Undercliff Drive - Island Roads staff

Engineers commissioned by Island Roads concluded this week that the small section of road rebuilt by volunteers was unsafe for residents' cars to use. The council Executive have now commissioned their own independent assessment of the work.

Wednesday, 29th October, 2014 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Revealed: Council officers rejected plan to build temporary road on Undercliff straight after landslip

Undercliff Drive stabilisation works

It's come to light that the whole road-access-to-houses situation could have been resolved straight after the February landslip, if only council officers had allowed the work to be carried out.

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 8:46pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Two videos that show what the re-made Undercliff Drive looks like now

Only drive over re-made Undercliff Drive road video

You'll have heard about the re-built road on Undercliff Drive and may have seen some photos of it. We've got two videos to give you a more rounded view.

Monday, 27th October, 2014 8:37pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Undercliff Drive: Outcome of councillors’ meeting

Undercliff Drive new road:

Hopes were raised with the mass-council turn out on Sunday at Undercliff Drive, but the extended meeting at the council today hasn't brought good news. OnTheWight has the details.

Monday, 27th October, 2014 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 66 readers' comments

Undercliff resident: ‘It’s great that we’ve finally been listened to’

Gary Smedmore at his Caravan park business

What the residents of Undercliff Drive need now is action. They've waited long enough to get things moving and are hoping the visit today by councillors and officers will see a fast and immediate practical response.

Sunday, 26th October, 2014 8:10pm

By Simon Perry with 29 readers' comments

Amazingly, big guns from the council heading to Undercliff Drive on Sunday

Undercliff Drive - Volunteer road rebuild - wide shot - 23 Oct 14

The plight of the marooned Undecliff residents has resulted in an outpouring of support from Islanders. What OnTheWight is hearing from the top bods at the council sounds like there might be a chance for this to be resolved sensibly, following the re-closing of the volunteer-rebuilt road.

Saturday, 25th October, 2014 8:23pm

By Simon Perry with 94 readers' comments

Page set up on Facebook to show support for Undercliff Drive residents

Looking west on Undercliff Drive - Island Roads staff

A family member of those trapped on the Undercliff without any vehicle access to their homes has set up a page on the social networking site, hoping it will draw attention to their plight.

Saturday, 25th October, 2014 11:47am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Islanders show massive support for Undercliff residents

Undercliff Drive new road:

There was an outpouring of support from Islanders last night on Facebook, after news that 'people power' has resulted in residents in Undercliff Drive landlocked properties having access their homes by car again.

Friday, 24th October, 2014 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

People Power strikes! Two fingers to the council as Islanders build their own new road on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive - Road not closed to residents sign

Residents of Undercliff Road are sick of Isle of Wight council and Island Roads having done nothing solid over the last eight months to re-provide vehicle access to their homes. Knowing this, a group of Islanders have got together and built a road themselves, as a big 'Up Yours!'

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 6:24pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Tragedy as friends see car go over edge of cliff

Everlasting flower

Our thoughts are with the Northwood man's family and friends, especially those who witnessed his death.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014 3:24pm

By Sally Perry