Road closed in Bembridge for emergency gas repairs

road ahead closed

Look out for the road closure in Bembridge as gas main repairs take place.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:24pm

By Sally Perry

Removing fallen tree not as simple as first thought

chine hollow

Island Roads are seeking advice from wildlife experts on how they can take action on a fallen tree without affecting squirrel drey.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 3:16pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Could this pot hole repair vehicle revolutionise road repairs on the Isle of Wight? (updated)

roadmole vehicle

You many have seen a concept video on social media at some point over the last couple of years, but OnTheWight has found a company in the UK producing a similar pot hole repair vehicle and claim to have proof of several years of zero failures.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Work to reinstate town car park well underway, says councillor

red funnel town car park 2

The local councillor says this development is "a positive step forwards" and that "by opening up the area, it will change the look and feel of our town comparatively".

Monday, 7th January, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Diversion in place for emergency gas repairs

road closed sign

The road will be closed whilst emergency utility repairs take place. Look out for the diversion.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Electric Cars (EV): Continued rise in sales – up 36%

Electric vehicles - ev - car

Although still a tiny percentage of the vehicles on Isle of Wight roads, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) here is steadily increasing.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 8:53am

By Ralph Blackburn with one comment

Share your views on parking in Ryde with RBA

Parking ticket machine:

The anonymous parking survey will help the Ryde Business Association to discuss issues around parking with both the town and Isle of Wight Council. It takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Months of utility works on Staplers, Newport to start in the New Year

Roadworks lights:

Work begins on Monday 7 January 2019 and should finish by mid-April 2019 say Southern Water.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 9:30am

By Leilah Nicola with 8 readers' comments

Floating bridge is out of service: The Cabinet member is slammed over failure

floating bridge suspended

Just days after Cllr Ian Ward said “Residents will be able to use the floating bridge during the Christmas period so they can enjoy shopping, celebrating and travelling to family and friends,” the service has been suspended due to another failure of the £6.5+m bridge.

Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

People have been asking how much the floating bridge barge costs: OnTheWight has the numbers

floating bridge using MV seaclear

People have been wondering how much the large work boat that stops the new Floating Bridge 6 from floating down the Medina when tides are strong has been costing. Here are the details ... and where the money to pay for it come from.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 2:53pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Timetable for Christmas and New Year 2018

floaty and crane

Cllr Ward says he's particularly pleased with November’s availability figures for the Floating Bridge, because, he says "they show, without doubt, the floating bridge is doing the job it was built for the vast majority of the time".

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 10:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ryde road closed for emergency water mains repair

Road closed sign

Diversions are in place whilst emergency water mains repairs take place.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 9:11am

By Sally Perry