Islanders take to the beaches for Isle of Wight Day beach cleans

Beach cleaners at Ryde beach

Around 40 volunteers in Ryde and East Cowes took to the beach on Saturday to help remove unwanted litter.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:20am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Northwood roadworks ahead of schedule

Northwood roadworks

It is hoped the traffic lights that have been necessary to control traffic for safety reasons during work can be removed Friday afternoon.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 8:20am

By Gavin Foster

Improvements to busy roads to take place overnight

Lidl roundabout

All these schemes to improve busy roads and junctions will take place at night in order to minimise disruption.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:46am

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Improvement to churchyard path welcomed by residents

Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall

As well as being used by parishioners, the paths through the churchyard are an important thoroughfare for villagers accessing the nearby doctor surgery and primary school.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 4:33pm

By Gavin Foster

Pelicans being wiped out by puffins on the Isle of Wight

Staff member standing by crossing

Pelican crossings are being upgraded to puffin crossings in many parts of the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 8:36am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight bridges undergo improvements in coming weeks

Blackrock Bridge

A number of schemes will begin in the coming weeks as part of a rolling programme to improve bridges, culverts and retaining walls Island-wide.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 1:37pm

By Gavin Foster

Seven weeks of roadworks to replace bridge

Freshwater bridge

By undertaking the work in two phases, lane by lane, Island Roads say they're able to keep the road open and reduce local disruption.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 7:53am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

New era for Newport FC as grass roots football sessions grow in popularity

The young footballers posing for photo

The Monday night events are not aimed at creating the next Lionel Messi, but instilling a love of the game and opening up the social benefits of sport.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 10:12am

By Gavin Foster

Diversion in place to allow vital stabilising work in Shanklin

Scotchells Brook road

The difficult work is vital to stabilise the culvert, but Island Roads have planned the work in order to minismise disruption.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:23am

By Gavin Foster

New playground for primary school thanks to volunteering scheme

l-r; Back: Lorna, Dan, Spencer and Nicola. Front: Victor Perry, Roseanne Tucker, Sienna Jarman and Grace Evans

The children are delighted with their new playground which was designed and created as part of the Island Roads volunteering scheme.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 10:40am

By Gavin Foster

Chest waxing for Ben raises money for Homes-Start charity

Ben getting chest hair cut

Ben Meakin recently braved a chest waxing for charity, raising money for Homes-Start.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:58am

By Gavin Foster

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster