Ash Dieback found in 40 per cent of Isle of Wight inspected trees

Ash Tree

At least 60 trees will need to be felled in the coming months after an inspection found that 169 – have been identified with Ash Dieback

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:43pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Nighttime resurfacing for road out of Town Quay

Town Quay, Cowes

Residents have been thanked for their co-operation and ongoing understanding during the roadworks in Cowes town centre over recent weeks

Friday, 21st August, 2020 9:50am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

‘Animals need your help more than ever’, say Isle of Wight RSPCA as they launch their emergency appeal

Aztec the kitten sitting on woman's knee

RSPCA Isle of Wight say, "We need help right now to ensure we are able to provide our animal care services both now and in the future”

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 12:22pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Island Roads submit plans to prolong life of important section of Military Road

The Military road at Brook with cars driving past

Island Roads say the challenge of the scheme has been to devise an engineering solution that prolongs the life of this important section of the Island’s infrastructure, but does so in a way that respects the unique environmental and geological characteristics of the site

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 8:28am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Overnight roadworks for three busy Newport roads

Newport road and roadworks sign

In order to reduce the impact on residents and road users, the work will be split into several phases. Details within

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:21am

By Gavin Foster

St Mary’s roundabout: Medina Way overnight closure

Dodnor junction of St mary's roundabout

The road will be closed Northbound first and then in both directions. Details within

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 9:36am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Landowners urged to help tackle invasive weed species before seed explosion

Island Roads Matt Shaw (left) and Ian Middleton (right) helping Nicola Wheeler, co-ordinator of the River Club group of volunteers, cleari Himalayan balsam from the Eastern Yar in 2017.

Landowners are being urged to tackle the growing problem of Himalayan Balsam before it takes seed and threatens more of the Island’s waterways.

Friday, 17th July, 2020 3:34pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Major roadworks start today to rebuild busy gateway road

roadworks sign

The closure has been booked for three weeks, but Island Roads say they hope to complete the work in two weeks

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:56am

By Gavin Foster

Beaulieu House supporters rally round to create Beaulieu House Mini-Fest

Beaulieu House mini fest

With the Isle of Wight Festival cancelled this year due to the lockdown, the Beaulieu House community came together to create the Mini-Fest

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 3:09pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Island Roads surveying condition of Isle of Wight roads in order to prioritise work

road scanner showing steps taken to separate drivers

The special vehicle will help Island Roads prioritise which roads to treat next. Where do you think they should go?

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:45am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments

From Island Roads to Island odes as exchange with resident turns into rhyme

The former head teacher sent a poem to Island Roads thanking them for their efforts and it started an exchange in rhyme

Friday, 17th April, 2020 10:34am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Foundation supports Foodbank and Pan Together’s work during Coronavirus crisis

fifty pound notes

These two frontline charities - currently supporting vulnerable Island residents during the Covid-19 outbreak - have been boosted by a grant award

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 5:50pm

By Gavin Foster