Last Saturday at the Newport library protest, we met with Cllr Peter LLoyd, the Mayor of East Cowes.
Ahead of tomorrow’s public meeting at East Cowes Town Hall (10.30am), we thought it would be good to share our discussion with Cllr Lloyd.
We discussed the proposal by the Isle of Wight council (IWC) to charge 50p per passenger, per journey, on the Cowes Floating Bridge.
Cllr Lloyd made his opposition to the proposed charges clear during our discussion.
He recognised that the IWC are in a difficult financial position, but felt that the proposed charges, as well as other changes, were being delivered very heavy handily.
Apparently, the IWC intend to collect the fares by installing personnel at the top of the slipway at Cowes and East Cowes with the tolls being collected before cars and foot passenger travel onto the bridge.
Other areas of budget proposals were raised during our discussion, click on the play button below to hear the interview.