Letter: Undercliff Drive resident expresses scepticism over Leader’s ‘promise’

undercliff drive by lois jennings

This resident on Undercliff Drive says after years of discussions, studies, surveys, the present solution has been arrived at. She's sceptical of the council Leader's promises to reopen the road - suggesting the upcoming election might have a bearing.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:15am

By Lois Jennings with 6 readers' comments

Council Leader says they will ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’

undercliff drive

Council leader and councillor for Chale, Whitwell and Niton, Dave Stewart, has commissioned a feasibility study to look at options to re-open Undercliff Drive to through traffic.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

Talks between villages and bus company break down

Southern Vectis Bus

Town and parish councils were left dismayed after talks with Southern Vectis about reinstating the hourly summer timetable on the number six route break down.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 6:55am

By Jon Young with 6 readers' comments

Southern Vectis to now consult with town and parish councils over changes to service

Dave Stewart

The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments

Rural bus service first in decades to operate without IWC funding say Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis Bus

Southern Vectis say this is the first time in decades that a bus service for the rural communities they serve has been operated without local authority funding and that the current timetable for route 6 is run entirely on a commercial basis.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council challenges bus company on service reduction

Single decker southern vectis bus by eastleightbusman

Leader of the council says that Southern Vectis should have widely consulted before switching the Route 6 bus to winter timetable all year round.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 3:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Guilty plea to rape at remote location

police tape

The man who arranged to meet an 18 year old woman in Sandown, drove her to a remote location and attacked her, has pleaded guilty to raping her.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council refuse to say how much they paid for Undercliff Drive works

Undercliff Drive

OnTheWight sought to find out how much was being paid to Island Roads for the latest works at Undercliff Drive, and how much was paid for the work carried out when the 2014 landslip occurred.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: Work to reinstate access hampered by series of delays (photos)

Undercliff Drive

The work was scheduled to be finished in eight weeks, but there have been a series delays with work carried out having to be redone. When will the nightmare for residents end?

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Storm Angus made his mark on the Isle of Wight


The storm certainly made its mark on certain parts of the Isle of Wight at the weekend. The beautiful bay at Castlehaven took the brunt of the storm losing at least three boats and some of its sea defences.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

PTEC announce partnership with two tidal turbine manufacturers

Triton tidal energy

The Isle of Wight tidal energy generation project announces their first partnerships with two global tidal turbine manufacturers.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 7:30am

By Rachel Wild with 9 readers' comments

Kidnap, rape and GBH charges for man from East Cowes


The 35 year old man who has been charged with kidnap, rape and GBH following the report of a serious sexual assault on an 18 year old girl on Friday morning also faces three other charges relating to grooming and exploitation of children committed last month.

Sunday, 9th October, 2016 11:11am

By Hampshire Constabulary