Isle of Wight travel

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In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight travel.

Isle of Wight pilot verge management scheme aims to protect ‘Nature’s Highways’

wildflower verge

The Isle of Wight's verges are effectively mini nature reserves and this new pilot scheme will allow the biodiversity found there to thrive. Details within

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 12:03pm

By Joel Bateman with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight young carers celebrated for their incredible contributions

Young girl smiling

Young Carer Action Day is an annual event by The Young Carers Trust raising awareness of some of the challenges young carers face in their day-to-day lives, and the incredible contribution they make to their families and local communities

Monday, 15th March, 2021 3:07pm

By IW Council Press Office

Diversions in place as bridge closed for annual maintenance

Yarmouth bridge from the air

Diversions will be in place whilst the bridge is closed for its annual maintenance. Details within

Monday, 15th March, 2021 10:29am

By Gavin Foster

Wightlink fleet almost ready for the summer

Victoria of Wight in dry dock at A&P Falmouth

Wightlink CEO says, “We are ready for summer 2021 and hope the Government will be able to relax restrictions according to the roadmap so things can start to get back to normal"

Thursday, 11th March, 2021 12:18pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Questions about engineering works at landslip answered

Belgrave Road Feb 2021

More detail about the ground investigations carried out by engineers on behalf of Island Roads

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Where to pick up a taxi in Newport is changing: Here’s the info

St George's Furrlongs egress closure

The change is part of the St George's Way road works aimed to reduce congestion in Newport. See the details within

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 3:53pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Floating Bridge: Detailed report from Scrutiny Committee

Cowes floating bridge getting chained

Although legal mediation put a stop to many questions even being asked, the Cowes Floating Bridge was discussed at tonight's scrutiny committee meeting. Read our detailed report

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 9:22pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Scrutiny Committee Chairman responds to Floating Bridge questions

Richard Hollis at scrutiny mar 21

Responses rather than answers were provided to the ten questions from the Floating Bridge Engineers and Stakeholders Group. See within

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Floating Bridge Engineers and Stakeholders Group share ten probing questions

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

The Floating Bridge Engineers and Stakeholders Group have shared ten very probing questions of the Isle of Wight council in relation to the ongoing saga of Cowes Floating Bridge 6. Read them within

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

E-scooters on the Isle of Wight: Very little feedback now, but ‘was a bit hairy at beginning’

Ian Ward and Dave Stewart outside county hall with e-scooters

Cllr Ward says there is "very little feedback from the public … but it was a bit hairy at the beginning". He adds, “It was something new that people weren’t used to, so looked for reasons we shouldn’t do it"

Monday, 8th March, 2021 1:32pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 16 readers' comments

Industrial action by ferry workers suspended after breakthrough in talks

wightlink st cecilia

The industrial action was planned for April, May and June, but the RMT report that negotiations are moving in the right direction for now

Friday, 5th March, 2021 7:38am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Roads change approach to removing weeds from Isle of Wight highways

Weed operatives

The new method ensures Island Roads maintains the required level of service in a way that looks after the environment

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 5:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 10 readers' comments