Letter: If ferry companies are going to accept subsidies they should have turned away non-essential travellers

mini campervan with holiday bags by Nubia Navarro

This letter writer believes that the ferry companies should have been asking the reason why passengers booked to travel with them, as well as what tier they were travelling from

Friday, 8th January, 2021 10:32am

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Re-scheduled roadworks could be final nail in the coffin for our village’s shops (update)

road closed sign

A small business owner on Godshill says they're devastated that having made it through lockdown and starting to try and build back some trade, they will now have to deal with disruptive roadworks

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:20am

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Assume everyone is someone who could die from Covid-19

spread of the covid-19 virus - stay at home - United Nations

As lockdown measures are 'eased', this reader with a serious health condition believes that thoughtlessness through not properly social distancing could kill now more than ever

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 3:41pm

By Anonymous with 39 readers' comments

See: Oil rigs and barrels with skeletons placed on Ventnor’s miniature Isle of Wight

Environmentalists painted No oil wells on the Wight on the Ventnor Paddling Pool

Campaigners have placed models of oil rigs and barrels, with skeletons scattered around on Ventnor’s mini Isle of Wight to draw attention to their campaign

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 10:47am

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Did Bob Seely report Seaview barbecuers to Police for breaching lockdown rules?

Emergency call:

This reader asks whether Bob Seely reported Richard Tice and Isabel Oakeshott for being at someone else's house during lockdown

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 6:56pm

By Anonymous with 15 readers' comments

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

man showing another mobile phone

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

garden bonfire smoke across the valley

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

wash your hands graffiti

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’

Women washing hands in white sink good suds

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 with one comment

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

Belgrave road

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

Bus Stop:

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