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

No Isle of Wight family will go without food or shelter over next three months say charities

Geoff Underwood head shot

All groups share a common vision – that no family on the Isle of Wight will go without food or shelter over next three months

Monday, 6th April, 2020 10:29am

By Gavin Foster

Island Roads to continue repairing road defects, keeping streets clean and emptying street bins

roadworks sign

Island Roads will be suspending the highway and footway maintenance programmes - excluding St Mary's Roundabout - but carrying out a number of other tasks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:13pm

By Gavin Foster with 9 readers' comments

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 2 readers' comments

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