Waitrose tell OnTheWight about importance of ‘frequent and reliable’ floating bridge service

waitrose trollies

The high-end supermarket has been quietly observing the problems with the floating bridge service but now talk about the importance of safeguarding local businesses.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Scrutiny tells Leader he’ll be held accountable for his floating bridge ‘good and reasonable service’ comment

floating bridge suspended

After Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, gave Scrutiny members an update on the Cowes floating bridge, they told him he'd be held accountable his comment about it providing 'a good and reasonable service'. OnTheWight reports in full detail.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Police hunt for man with who touched teenage girl on the bottom

police officers on bike jojakeman

Police would also like to speak to anyone who may have been the victim of a similar incident in the area.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 3:26pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Access to Floating Bridge papers heavily restricted – Even to Scrutiny Members


Members of the Scrutiny Committee ask 'Who runs the council?' after being told they can only view floating bridge documents sat in front of a laptop at County Hall (with an estimated reading time of 30 hours).

Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 9:19pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

WightFibre Star Wars charity event raises over £4,500 for UKSA

star wars donations to uksa

The money goes to UKSA to fund their ‘Test the Water’ programme offering Year Six Island children a chance to spend half a day at UKSA taking part in a sailing or watersports session.

Thursday, 8th February, 2018 10:03am

By Dale Howarth

Floating Bridge failure: Council explains what happened

floating bridge from cowes

The Isle of Wight council set out what happened with the Cowes floating bridge on Friday night and how they are remedying the situation.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Current floating bridge testing not likely to ‘prove anything of worth’ says retired engineer

Floating bridge crew from behind

A retired engineer and quality assurance manager says the way the Isle of Wight council is testing the floating bridge won't prove anything of worth. Here's why.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Spring Classics: New sailing regatta for the Isle of Wight

cowes spring classics illustration

The new regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 4:31pm

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Isle of Wight pre-school jumps from Inadequate to Good say Ofsted


Improvements have been made at this Isle of Wight pre-school to elevate their Ofsted rating from 'Inadequate' last summer to 'Good' this week. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 8:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lifesaving defibrillator stolen from outside clinic in Cowes

If you have seen the stolen defibrillator, please call 101 or the clinic where it was taken from on 282810.

Thursday, 25th January, 2018 11:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Golden Mile initiative a success at Isle of Wight primary school

Lanesend Primary School 150 milers

Taking part in the Golden Mile initiative, ten pupils at Lanesend Primary School have run 150 miles since March 2017.

Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 8:43am

By Sara Lock

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for get together

Solent Lifeboats

A collection of eight lifeboats, both RNLI and independent, gathered in Cowes from all parts of the Solent area on Saturday for an annual get together.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 7:26am

By George Chastney