Island Roads staff raise thousands for Ability Dogs 5 Young People

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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

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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

Bridge upgrades improve cycle and pedestrian routes

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Besides being rebuilt and strengthened, parts of the footbridges such as the handrails that were previously soft wood, have been replaced with hard wood components to make the structures more durable requiring less maintenance.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 9:59am

By Gavin Foster

Brighstone children get road safety lesson

Brighstone visit

A visit by staff from Island Roads to this primary school was fun, engaging and interactive, says the head teacher.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:25am

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads join Christmas Toy Appeal

IWR Toy Appeal

Island Roads have become an official partner in the annual appeal and delivered the boxes to numerous locations.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 12:43pm

By Gavin Foster

Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

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A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Power switches from electrics to decorating for school hall repaint job

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Island Roads electrician, Jordan Power, joined four other colleagues volunteering to repaint his former primary school's hall.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 10:35am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight innovator recognised with Institute of Physics award

L:R Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely (a guest at the awards), IPL’s CEO Mike Anderson, IPL’s Application Physicist Sam Teale and IPL’s Business Development Officer Victoria Anderson-Matthew.

The Shanklin-based company has been recognised for the development of Hot Spot Locators - radiation imaging systems which identify the type and location of radiation, whilst reducing exposure and saving lives in the process.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 9:41am

By Gavin Foster

Horse-riders as well as cyclists, pedestrians to benefit from improvement project

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Island Roads is undertaking three separate schemes to install new bridge decks at two locations and to create a new 100-metre causeway in the third – and largest - of the projects which will also mean the new route can be used by horse-riders.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 10:25am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight gritters on their ‘autumn parade’

Island Roads plough

With the Met Office's forecast that temperatures are going to drop this weekend due to cold arctic air moving south across the country, the 'autumn parade' of Island Roads' winter fleet is well-timed.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 8:32am

By Gavin Foster