Letter: Concerns Coronavirus Contact Tracing App could bring false sense of confidence

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This reader shares a Letter sent to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, in which explains his concerns about the prospect of a contact tracking App being launched on the Island

Monday, 4th May, 2020 11:42am

By Anonymous with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Please think about your neighbours with respiratory problems before lighting your bonfires or BBQs

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This reader asks Islanders to be aware of the harm they might be causing to those with respiratory problems by lighting bonfires

Sunday, 5th April, 2020 9:12am

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

How to help neighbours during Coronavirus outbreak: A guide

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If you want to help your neighbours who may not be able to get out during the Coronavirus outbreak, here's some helpful advice on setting up a neighbourhood help group

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 8:34pm

By Anonymous with one comment

In light of Coronavirus outbreak, helpful advice on ‘how everyone can to do their part’

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This advice from a reader (who we know that does thorough research) could be helpful if you are finding it hard to convince friends of the seriousness of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Monday, 16th March, 2020 1:04pm

By Anonymous

Letter: Could retaining wall collapse be related to large number of trees being removed?

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This reader raises a theory that the large number of trees removed from a site in Ventnor could have had a knock-on effect on Belgrave Road

Monday, 9th March, 2020 1:12pm

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Stop picking on people with disabilities and keep full-time bus passes

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This reader asks whether the Isle of Wight Council want to delay health care to some of the people with the greatest health needs by keeping them from accessing the hospital

Friday, 15th November, 2019 7:29pm

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Where’s the transparency around new Forest Road incinerator?

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With the Forest Park recycling centre due to open later in the year, this reader asks some pertinent questions about how the emissions from the incinerator will be monitored and calls for more transparency.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 6:15pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Open Letter to Isle of Wight MP: Why am I still waiting 15 months after reporting ‘suspect financial transaction’?

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Isle of Wight resident compares the response rate of Bob Seely (15 months they've been pursuing it) vs the couple of hours it took for Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt (a Cabinet member) to respond personally. OnTheWight posed this to the MP. The letter and his reply included within.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 6:52pm

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: New Sainsbury’s Nectar card Isle of Wight trial underfire

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This older reader - who doesn't have a smart phone or knowledge of Apps - is concerned about the new Sainsbury's Nectar trial on the Isle of Wight. He feels there hasn't been enough information provided by the supermarket he loyally shops in each month.

Saturday, 14th April, 2018 5:19pm

By Anonymous with 10 readers' comments

Research into local energy companies raises more questions for council to consider

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When this reader heard the Isle of Wight council planned to invest in a local energy company he took time to research other similar schemes across the country. His research raises valid questions that councillors may need to consider before going ahead with the scheme.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 4:21pm

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Parents urged to consider the unintended consequences of taking holidays in termtime

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This reader - a former teacher - shares her view of pupils being taken out of school during term time for family holidays. She explains the unintended consequences, which include not just missing parts of the syllabus.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 3:12pm

By Anonymous with 19 readers' comments

Letter: Elderly parents of autistic man forced by cuts to give up caring for him. It’s heart-wrenching

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After 37 years of daily looking after their brain-damaged son, recent forced cutbacks make Isle of Wight couple in their 70s feel they have no option but to give up caring for their son.

Friday, 18th March, 2016 7:20pm

By Anonymous with 59 readers' comments