Watch: Film explains benefits of new puffin crossings

Someone standing at a puffin crossing

While Puffin crossings are commonplace across the UK some people, particularly older people, have reported finding them difficult to use. Island Roads have created this information film in response

Monday, 27th January, 2020 8:28am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Busy road closed for three weeks for bridge strengthening works

godshill bridge

In order to continue carrying any traffic larger than a Transit van, the bridge needs to be strengthened

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:40pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cash boost for Beach Soccer thanks to Isle of Wight Foundation

L-R IW Foundation co-ordinator Samantha O Rourke, Luke Kerr and Denise Scot

The grant will allow the not-for-profit beach soccer organisation to provide two further sets of mobile goals allowing it to offer more activities to young people.

Thursday, 19th December, 2019 10:39am

By Gavin Foster

Cash boost for Phoenix Project means minibus on the horizon

Members of the Phoenix Club holding a giant cheque

The Phoenix Project works with Isle of Wight residents with moderate to profound and multiple disabilities offering a number of activities. The new mini bus will be bring real benefit to the Project

Monday, 9th December, 2019 2:50pm

By Gavin Foster

It’s taking over 2,500 litres of paint to repaint Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

It is the first time the bridge has been stripped back to the metal and completely repainted since it was built nearly 35 years ago

Saturday, 7th December, 2019 8:46am

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads’ volunteers help get the Old Battery looking like new

Island Roads staff with Needles behind them

National Trust Property Operations Manager said Island Roads' volunteer staff always carry out their tasks with enthusiasm

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 2:28pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Cash boost helps Isle of Wight charity reach £96,000 goal for wheelchair friendly boat

Laura Haytack, Paul WIlks, IW Foundation Co-ordinator Sam O'Rourke and Trish Rooke

The cash boost will help Cowes Sailability Club reach their £96,000 target for a new specially-designed Island-built motorboat that is fully wheelchair accessible

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 10:26am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

£16k boost for Isle of Wight charity that helps young people

Image: L-R Carol Court, IW Foundation coordinator Samantha O’Rourke, and Joanne Westwood

The money from the Isle of Wight Foundation will allow a wheelchair accessible lift to be installed at Ability Dogs 4 Young People’s training centre

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 12:56pm

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads say ‘thank you’ as gateway improvements are completed

Fishbourne Lane

The rebuilding and resurfacing work at Fishbourne has been completed to schedule, despite the recent wet and windy weather

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 7:35am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Cash boost mean news equipment and training for Isle of Wight Search and Rescue

Steve Ambrose (left) and IW Foundation co-ordinator Samantha O' Rourke (right), presenting the cheque to WightSAR volunteers

The Chairman of Isle of Wight Foundation says he's, “hugely impressed with the great work being undertaken to tackle social exclusion and help vulnerable people on the Island"

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 3:01pm

By Gavin Foster

Three weeks of temporary lights as town gets traffic light upgrade

Wootton Bridge road works

The new traffic lights offer a range of improvements, both for drivers and pedestrians

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:14am

By Gavin Foster

Reminder to Isle of Wight landowers about how to keep roads safe this winter

Island Roads winter team standing in front of their gritting lorries

Island Roads are reminding landowners and residents about what they can do to help keep the road networks safe this winter

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 4:29pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments