St Mary’s Roundabout: Isle of Wight transport planners say stats justify a pause and re-evaluation

stop sign

The 2008 Newport traffic model predicted growth of 26% between 2007-2020, but People Powered CIC say traffic actually decreased by 1% between 2007-2018. They argue this (and more) justifies a pause and re-evaluation of the scheme planned for St Mary's Roundabout.

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 2:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council leader says they can’t send the floating bridge back

floating bridge suspended

Council leader, Dave Stewart said, "If people say to me, yes, but it breaks down, I say, so does the Red Jet".

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 5:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College team up with Chelsea FC Foundation to announce new Football Academy

Football players and coach

Great news for budding young footballers on the Isle of Wight as Cowes Enterprise College announces partnership with Chelsea FC Foundation ahead of new football college academy.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 6:51am

By Yasmin

Revised timetable on RedJet tonight (Monday)

red jet in southampton

The revised timetable comes as a consequence of having to remove Red Jet 7 from service due to mechanical issues

Monday, 16th September, 2019 5:36pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge out of service for longer than announced

floating bridge suspended

It's been out of service since Tuesday and now the Isle of Wight council say it'll be much longer than expected before it comes back into service.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 2:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

‘Send it back’ says Cllr Love following more failures of the Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended

Cllr Love is calling for the Isle of Wight council to take out a low-cost loan and order a new floating bridge, adding they should send back No.6 due to the consistent failures.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge now looks like it may be out until ‘early next week’

engineers working on the floating bridge

The problem with the West prow hinge was discovered earlier in the week. A passenger launch will be in operation for foot passengers.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

The Cowes Floating Bridge still out of action due to issue with the prow

floating bridge prow by cameron palin

A foot passenger launch will be in operation all day (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 8:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Broken prow hinge takes the Cowes Floating Bridge out of service

floaty finder and erik with his hat

A passenger launch is in operation, but vehicles need to divert via Newport.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Dmitri Galitzine’s film ‘Back and Forth’ explores connection to town, island and ferry for Lift the Lid on Island Culture

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Dmitri Galitzine's film titled Back and Forth is the third of four art commissions on the Isle of Wight as part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project. Don't miss it 13th September to 5th October.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10:19am

By Sarah Girling

Letter: Have Isle of Wight ferry ports reached and exceeded capacity?

east cowes gridlock on the roads

Cllr Karl Love says solutions to tackle the gridlocked congestion his town faces when there are ferry delays need to be explored or face the consequences.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 7:34am

By Karl Love with one comment

East Cowes sailor wins Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy

haggis 2 on the water during Cowes Week

Congratulations to Dawn Bee on Haggis 2 - both from East Cowes Sailing Club - for winning the Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy earlier this month.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry