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Letter: Could we enter Plant Earth’s Dirtiest Island Competition?

Dirty Dog Bin

A Sunday morning walk for this reader from Newport resulted in the collection of 19 empty drinks cans, seven fast-food wrappings, two vodka bottles, a wine bottle, two dozen wads of ‘serviettes’ and two discarded and used dog-poo bags.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 4:36pm

By Philippe Wines with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Call for MP to do more to tackle ‘exploitative’ ferry fares

Red Funnel Ferry:

An OnTheWight reader from Newchurch says ferry fares jumped by 40% in just two hours when he was planning his journey off the Island to take his son to University last weekend. He wants the Conservative Isle of Wight MP to do more to tackle the fares for Islanders

Monday, 29th September, 2014 1:18pm

By Mark Lansbury with 29 readers' comments

Letter: It’s not too late to help save the pensioners’ free bus pass

Bus stop sign:

The first round of petitions have been delivered to Downing Street and last night, The One Show highlighted the save the pensioners' bus pass campaign last night (available on iPlayer).

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 8:24am

By Richard Worrall with 22 readers' comments

Letter: If Cons gain power at IWC and control cuts ‘the Island would never recover’

Dog's breakfast :

IW Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore, is fearful that if the Island Independents don't stay together and the Conservatives come to control the IW council again, cuts to Island services "would be unimaginable and the Island would never recover."

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 12:44pm

By Stewart Blackmore with 65 readers' comments

Letter: Passing the buck is unacceptable say residents living in limbo

Army evacuating Undercliff homes by Isle of Wight council - 16 Feb 2014

Undercliff residents says Island Roads may be required to answer questions about the situation, but it is the Council who must facilitate the process and to simply pass the buck is unacceptable.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 3:33pm

By Tim Wright with 10 readers' comments

Andrew Turner MP responds to NHS bill plea

Andrew Turner Isle of Wight MP

Earlier in the week OnTheWight published a letter from Stewart Blackmore to Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 1:05pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 7 readers' comments

Call for MP to protect ‘our treasured NHS’ against NHS Bill

Hospital corridor

The National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill goes before Parliament on 21st November. Labour's prospective Parliamentary candidate, Stewart Blackmore asks how the Island's MP will be voting.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 9:33am

By Stewart Blackmore with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Could plans for Priory Bay Hotel involve the destruction of scarce ancient woodland?

Priory Bay Hotel :

This reader from Seaview says the plans to build 16 high-end houses on the grounds of Priory Bay Hotel could lead to the destruction of what's believed to be ancient woodland.

Tuesday, 5th August, 2014 12:09pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Are Yachties causing the ‘East Cowes Pong’?

Peg on nose statue

Peter's wondering if the, er ... dejecta from the Yachts moored up in the Medina are the cause of what he calls the 'East Cowes Pong'?

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 6:36pm

By Peter Geach with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Pensioners’ bus pass under threat. Act now!

Storm trooper at bus stop

Peter Geach calls on fellow Islanders to support the ‘Love the bus pass campaign’ and show politicians how important the Pensioners' bus pass is.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 1:24pm

By Peter Geach with 55 readers' comments

Letter: House flooding fears after Island Roads’ re-surfacing

Hyde Road -

Although residents are pleased to have a shiny new road, there are fears the lack of drop kerb since resurfacing could result in flooding to their gardens and properties.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 9:16am

By David Moorse with one comment

Letter: The disparity between the two types of Public Servants

Photo Opp Parliament Banksy:

This reader compares the lives of public sector workers and the 650 Members of Parliament who will receive an 11% pay rise next year.

Friday, 11th July, 2014 2:58pm

By Peter Hutchings with 39 readers' comments