News from the North Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the North of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Floating bridge noise levels ‘well above WHO guidelines’ says council’s own inspector

floating bridge cowes

The council's own Environmental Health experts now say the new floating bridge is so loud it breaks the maximum noise levels laid down by the World Health Organisation. Families living nearby can't sleep. The council's in the clear - they say they can't take formal action against themselves. The details are shocking.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 9:59pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Floating bridge to be suspended for final snagging

floating bridge

The floating bridge will be out of action Tuesday and Wednesday as it enters the final stage of commissioning.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 5:15pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Sign up to Bart’s Bash 2017 – The biggest sailing event in the world

barts bash sailing

The fourth Bart's Bash event is launched today with details of the worldwide event, as well as events at Cowes that Isle of Wight sailors can take part in.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 10:10am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

A full day of fun, live music, beautiful gardens and more for £5 each

Barton Manor

This firm family favourite and has grown year on year to become one of the Hospice's best fundraisers. A full day of things to see and do, head to Barton Manor on Sunday 16th between 10am-4pm.

Saturday, 15th July, 2017 9:13am

By Feature Writer

Floating Bridge: Calls for free travel. Campaigners plan County Hall protest

floating bridge - not paying for this

Campaigners plan to take their message to County Hall on Wednesday next week as opposition councillors also call for foot passenger charges on the floating bridge to be suspended.

Friday, 14th July, 2017 11:03am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

80 year old to skydive in aid of church roof

st marys church cowes and gerry

Gerry Moglione is seeking sponsors for a tandem skydive at Sandown airport, to help towards the £100,000 needed for a large part of the roof of the 19th century St Mary’s Church, Cowes.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 1:13pm

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge: ‘Full operational service’ to resume

floating bridge

The cabinet member responsible for the new floating bridge says he's "looking forward to the end of this process" as they move into final snagging of the £3m project.

Friday, 7th July, 2017 1:15pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Classic Isle Festival: Last remaining tickets available

Barton manor - Classic Isle

Last chance to grab tickets for this weekend's Classic Isle Festival. World-class musicians will perform with one of England’s finest Jacobean Mansion houses as the backdrop.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 6:05pm

By Feature Writer

Plans for low cost housing and discount supermarket on show

crossways aerial

Cllr Julia Baker-Smith says the majority of respondents to her recent survey expressed a wish for a low-cost supermarket, as well as a solution to parking and supported housing for the elderly. Residents are invited to view plans and give feedback today between noon and 6pm.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

John’s Club members given beach safety lesson

Johns Club Visit

RNLI volunteers from Cowes Lifeboat Station recently shared beach safety lessons with members of Ryde-based John's Club, which caters for people with learning and physical disabilities.

Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 3:21pm

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge protest

floating bridge - not paying for this

Campaigners are planning another protest at the floating bridge on Monday afternoon.

Monday, 3rd July, 2017 12:30pm

By Angela Booth with 6 readers' comments

Floating bridge suspended, but expected back in service soon

floating bridge suspended

There has been a problem with one of the ramps on the floating bridge today - leading to it being suspended and a passenger launch put in place.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 12:33pm

By Sally Perry