Cub scouts get Island Roads safety lesson

Steve Ambrose with the cub pack.

As part of a safety talk, delivered to schools and youth groups by Island Roads, 1st Godshill and Rookley cubs formed teams to dress up Brian in full personal protection equipment.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 8:42am

By Gavin Foster

Police investigating driver on dashcam video watched over half a million times

dashcam footage

The dashcam video has been watched almost half a million times in less than 24 hours and Islanders have been shocked at the actions of the driver. OnTheWight speaks to the police about what happens next.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge going out of service for ‘improvement’ trials on Thursday

floating bridge suspended

A replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation during this period.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Council to suspend floating bridge on Saturday due to predicted winds

floating bridge suspended

Council say it will be suspended due to safety concerns with predicted winds in excess of 20 knots. Launch will be in operation.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge ‘fails at the most important time of day’, says Cllr Love (updated)

floating bridge suspended

School children and workers are late to school and work this morning as the Cowes Floating Bridge "fails at the most important time of day", says Councillor Love.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde road reopened after dangerous tree removed

calthorpe road ryde

Watch out for the diversion as the road closure is necessary due to emergency works to fell a dangerous tree.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Met Office forecasts up to 65 mph winds for the Isle of Wight this week

woman's hair blowing in the wind

Get ready for more strong winds, trees down and disruption to cross-Solent travel as the Met Office forecast wind gusts of up to 50-55 mph inland and 65 mph along the coastlines.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 2:08pm

By Sally Perry

Advance warning of disruption whilst busy roads reconstructed

Park Road Ryde

Island Roads say it's impossible to undertake projects of this scale without some localised disruption and they hope that residents feel the short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits of this upgrade.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 7:43am

By Gavin Foster with 6 readers' comments

Resurfacing works planned for Isle of Wight seafront location

Shanklin Esplanade

The roadworks will be undertaken at a time when the coastal weather shouldn't hamper too much with the schedule, allowing work to be completed before the May Bank Holidays.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:18am

By Gavin Foster

Why are IW council shy about discussing floating bridge incident?

floating bridge suspended

After last year’s serious incident on the floating bridge that resulted in a staff member having to be airlifted to the mainland for emergency treatment, Isle of Wight council were going to look into the causes. OnTheWight has followed up with questions, but IWC are avoiding answering the questions.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 10:08am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Return of mobile homes on transporters travelling across Isle of Wight raises questions (updated)

mobile home in Nodehill

After the traffic chaos caused last night when a mobile home on a transporter got stuck in Nodehill, and more are seen on the roads this morning, questions have been raised as to whether the route and time chosen were dictated by the council. Island Roads have responded.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Mobile home blocks busy Newport junction traffic gridlock

mobile home julie jones evans 640

Avoid the area if you can because at this time of day the jammed transporter is causing gridlock.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 5:07pm

By Sally Perry