Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

New specialist vehicle will help resurfacing of narrow Isle of Wight roads

the midi paver

The new ‘midi-paver’ will be used extensively in the coming year when numerous rural roads will be improved as part of the 2019 programme of works.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cub scouts get Island Roads safety lesson

Steve Ambrose with the cub pack.

As part of a safety talk, delivered to schools and youth groups by Island Roads, 1st Godshill and Rookley cubs formed teams to dress up Brian in full personal protection equipment.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 8:42am

By Gavin Foster

Grant from Island Roads’ Foundation opens doors

Way forward and island roads

The new doors enable all visitors to the Way Forward’s HQ at Dodnor, particularly wheelchair users, to access the support services of the charity far more easily.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 5:04pm

By Gavin Foster

Advance warning of disruption whilst busy roads reconstructed

Park Road Ryde

Island Roads say it's impossible to undertake projects of this scale without some localised disruption and they hope that residents feel the short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits of this upgrade.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:43am

By Gavin Foster with 6 readers' comments

Resurfacing works planned for Isle of Wight seafront location

Shanklin Esplanade

The roadworks will be undertaken at a time when the coastal weather shouldn't hamper too much with the schedule, allowing work to be completed before the May Bank Holidays.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:18am

By Gavin Foster

Purpose-built home for Shanklin’s ‘pregnant’ squirrel

New squirrel tree house

A red squirrel that has set up home - possibly as it prepares to give birth - in branches of a tree that needs to be cut down as it's blocking a path, has been offered a "swanky new home".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 5:27pm

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads staff raise thousands for Ability Dogs 5 Young People

Ability Dogs Island Roads (1)

Staff from Island Roads raised enough money for this charity to buy a new puppy and for it to be trained, so it can provide assistance to a disabled young person on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 2:21pm

By Gavin Foster

Get your bids in for Isle of Wight Foundation funding

presenting the cheque

The search is on for Isle of Wight groups, charities and projects who are eligible for support in the next round of funding from the Isle of Wight Foundation.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 3:05pm

By Gavin Foster

Removing fallen tree not as simple as first thought

chine hollow

Island Roads are seeking advice from wildlife experts on how they can take action on a fallen tree without affecting squirrel drey.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 3:16pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Christmas comes early for 12 good causes thanks to Isle of Wight Foundation

Samantha O’Rourke (Island Roads), Adrian Harris and Michael Craig (co-founders of Wight Community Access), Philip Horton (Chair of the Isle of Wight Foundation)

Twelve deserving projects have been selected from dozens of applications for their focus on reducing social isolation on the Island and assisting people into education, training or employment.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 8:19am

By Gavin Foster