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Letter: Why are Wightlink forcing passengers on car ferries to mingle closely with others? (updated)

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This reader believes the MCA has a duty of care, not just for the ferry crews, but also for passengers on board those ferries and wants to know why Covid-19 vulnerable passengers are being forced to leave their cars

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:33pm

By Ron Fullman with 8 readers' comments

Letter: See, Hear, Respond centre set to help most vulnerable children across the Isle of Wight

call centre headphones and computer

With the help of a £7m package of support from the Department for Education, Barnardo’s is bringing together a coalition of national and local charities to identify and support those most at risk at this time of crisis

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:12pm

By Emma Bowman with one comment

Letter: Clapping is not enough for our treasured institution, the NHS

Thank you NHS boards outside the hospital

Janet and others braved the outside world to express their gratitude, appreciation and also concern for the National Health Service on its 72nd birthday

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:26pm

By Janet Welsh

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

thank you for shopping local on blackboard

This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Assume everyone is someone who could die from Covid-19

spread of the virus - stay at home - United Nations

As lockdown measures are 'eased', this reader with a serious health condition believes that thoughtlessness through not properly social distancing could kill now more than ever

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 3:41pm

By Anonymous with 39 readers' comments

Letter: Social distancing markings are pointless and won’t make any difference

social distance dots on pavements in Cowes

This reader believes the markings on footways won't make any difference and are a waste of money

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 2:42pm

By John Hague with 10 readers' comments

Letter: The UK Government should helping keep tourism money in UK, not building air bridges elsewhere

Ventnor beach

This reader believes the Government should be focused on progressively unlocking the UK domestic tourism industry, rather than resuming foreign holidays

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 10:13am

By Clive Boorman with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Whatever happened to ‘Whatever it takes’?

Trees outside County Hall and Geoff Brodie

Geoff Brodie (IW Councillor for Newport East) says the Government needs to keep its promises and provide emergency support for the IW Council, adding "Anything less will be a betrayal"

Friday, 19th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Geoff Brodie with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Brexit transition period extension needed before we end up with No Deal Brexit

banksy mural of workman chipping a star from the european flag

This reader believes the country is heading towards a No Deal Brexit and says the Government should extend the transition period in light of Coronavirus

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 5:58pm

By Joanna Minchin with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Did Bob Seely report Seaview barbecuers to Police for breaching lockdown rules?

Emergency call:

This reader asks whether Bob Seely reported Richard Tice and Isabel Oakeshott for being at someone else's house during lockdown

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 6:56pm

By Anonymous with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Islanders must show our support for black, Asian and minority ethnic people

Time for silence passed long ago banner at blm march

This reader says we must speak out against all forms of racism and show our support for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 8:28am

By Moira Hewitt with one comment

Letter: Ventnor’s wall lizards and glorious flora should be protected from herbicide sprays

poppies by side of road

Bridget was shocked to see the habitats of Ventnor's much-loved wall lizards being sprayed with herbicides this week by Island Roads

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 5:27pm

By Bridget Boudewijn with 3 readers' comments