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Letter: I refuse to vote in a second EU referendum, says former UKIP candidate

Referendum ballot papers

Former UKIP parliamentary candidate, Iain McKie, believes a second EU referendum could be on the cards, but that he won't vote in it because another referendum "undermines the democratic process".

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 11:32am

By Iain McKie with 14 readers' comments

Councillors attempt to call-in the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators : The detail

michael lilley

Cllr Michael Lilley sets out the detail and shares documents to back up the call-in of the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators, and explains how, in his view, the use of the words “clinically unsafe” prevented an objective decision being made.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 5:53pm

By Michael Lilley with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Comparing state-owned US ferries to privately-owned Isle of Wight ones

ocracoke ferry

This reader has just spent several weeks touring North and South Carolina and Georgia and shares their experience of ferry crossings on state owned ferries. You might be surprised by what they found.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 4:14pm

By Paul Carter with 6 readers' comments

Letter: It’s time for Ian Ward and Dave Stewart to admit they were wrong over floating bridge

ian ward and dave stewart

This reader explains why he believes it's time for Cllr Stewart and Cllr Ward to admit they were wrong on the Floating Bridge issue and engage with people who actually know something about it.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 8:42am

By Colin McCourt with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight council rejected decades of experience offered


Neil says he's offered his decades of expertise to Isle of Wight council for free - They rejected it. How many other people have experienced the same?

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 6:59pm

By Neil Blues with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Crowdfunding for residents’ legal action needed over Hope Road double yellow road decision

20 pound notes :

This reader believes that if the Isle of Wight council will not listen to residents or give a reasoned response as to why they acted the way they have, "then perhaps they’ll be forced to listen to legal argument".

Friday, 14th September, 2018 6:37pm

By Christina Nicholson with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Clean Air Zone will be ‘catastrophic’ for Isle of Wight haulage companies

calculator and money

This reader believes those who proposed the Southampton Clean Air Zone have no understanding of the catastrophic problems their plans will cause his and many others businesses.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 12:48pm

By John Rosenthal with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Hope Road folk and the fight for their human rights

double yellow lines

A delegated decision taken by Cllr Ian Ward to approve double yellow lines without any evidence of safety needs, impinges on the human rights of Hope Road residents in accessing their homes claims Cllr Michael Lilley.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 10:13am

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Letter: Help prevent drownings in open water by sharing safety messages

no swimming sign

There are several agencies involved in water safety campaigns looking to make people to be aware of the risks and choose to swim in areas that are safe.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 3:16pm

By Elizabeth Clements with one comment

Young people struggling with eating disorders turn to Childline


The NSPCC is calling on Government to invest some of the £300 million it has committed for children’s mental health services towards early support services such as Childline, as the number of young people who call about eating disorders continues to rise.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 6:50pm

By Wendy Robinson

Use water wisely to avoid hose pipe ban, say water company


With temperatures rising and a heatwave sweeping across the UK, Southern Water say they're hitting peak demand for water and provide tips on how you can help to save water.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 7:52pm

By Ben Earl with 6 readers' comments

Letter: A change in verge cutting policy is needed on the Isle of Wight

Verges - Don Brame

This reader from Whitwell says that aside from the impact on wildlife, there's evidence that over-cutting changes the characteristics of a road and can encourages drivers to increase speed. He's calling for changes in Isle of Wight council policy.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 6:41pm

By Don Brame with 4 readers' comments