Unanimous support for Isle of Wight council to have powers to deal with pavement parking

large van parking on pavement blocking the way for pedestrians

The motion called for powers currently held by police to be transferred to Isle of Wight council so pavement parking can be dealt with locally, by parking enforcement officers, and action actually taken

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 5:34pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

St Mary’s Roundabout: New junction fully live with traffic lights and new road layouts

Shot of cars using the new St Mary's junction

Cllr Ward says it may take time to get used to the new layout and urges all road users to take extra care when using St Mary's junction

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 9:57am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

‘Floaty McFloat Farce’ aka Floating Bridge 6 makes it onto BBC’s Politics South show

An empty Floating Bridge 6 during sunset

The Floating Bridge fiasco reached the dizzy heights of the BBC’s Politics South show this morning. Link to watch again within

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Crack down on pavement parking and speeding on the Isle of Wight agreed

dave stewart and clare mosdell during full council

Council leader shares this roundup of plans to tackle speeding and pavement parking on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 20th November, 2020 12:08pm

By Dave Stewart with 3 readers' comments

‘It’s more a perception than reality’ says Cllr Ward in response to question about ‘dangerous’ crossing

hunnycross way roundabout

Cllr Ward said crossing at the roundabout down from Sainsbury's petrol station is "not dangerous" and that "it's more a perception than reality" adding, "We are not an administration that wastes money"

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

FB6 deep dive conclusion: Floating Bridge 6 ‘a resounding failure and bottomless money pit’ say stakeholders

floating bridge 6 and seaclear

Here you can find a breakdown of all the investigations on the costs for FB6 – made on the basis of an FOI request by the Floating Bridge Stakeholders’ and Engineers’ Group, who have labeled FB6 ‘A resounding failure and a bottomless money pit’

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Call for crackdown on Isle of Wight pavement parking (updated)

van parked on pavement - blocking access

Cllr Ian Ward is hoping the Leader will be able to call on the Government to give the Isle of Wight council enforcement powers to deal with pavement parking issues

Monday, 16th November, 2020 6:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

‘Something serious has to be done to help our town centre survive’ says Cllr Brodie

parking sign by a light coloured brick wall

Cllr Brodie is bringing a motion to Full Council this week calling for the town centre to have the same free parking choices as all other Island towns

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Conservative cabinet member wants to introduce mobile Average Speed Cameras on the Isle of Wight

Average speed camera sign at side of road

The Conservative Cabinet member wants approval to explore the introduction of mobile average speed cameras across the Isle of Wight. Details within

Monday, 16th November, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge service to resume on Monday

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

The Isle of Wight council issue the latest update on the Cowes Floating Bridge, which has been out of service for the last week

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 3:07pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight on-street EV charging on the way: Find out where they will be and how much have IWC received in grants to install them

electric vehicle charging

On-street charging is vital for the future of electric vehicle (EV) use on the Isle of Wight - some planned before March. News OnTheWight has found out from the council what their plans are

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 6:50pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council issue latest info about return of Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers are stripping down and inspecting the three other rams to confirm that the same issues are not present in them also

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments