18 month jail sentence for driver of fatal Forest Road collision

prison jail corridor

The 20-year-old driver from Essex admitted causing death by dangerous driving, and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Monday, 13th July, 2020 4:57pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 6 readers' comments

Social distancing on Cowes floating bridge replacement

person with facemask

The passenger launch can take up to 25 people per crossing, but the issue of social distancing was raised by an OnTheWight reader. Here's the answer

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:15pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Free Isle of Wight parking only available to certain keyworkers

parking meter

Cllr Ian Ward says "as lockdown measures are relaxed, it is no longer possible to continue providing free parking for all"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 10:00am

By IW Council Press Office

Mainland and Isle of Wight Police work together tackling dangerous driving – issuing many tickets

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Following reports of dangerous driving on the Isle of Wight the RP/ARV team were joined by Roads Policing Officers from the mainland to carry out work to address this

Monday, 6th July, 2020 3:13pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Cowes Floating Bridge to go fully contactless for payments from next week

Contactless payments on floating bridge

Ian Ward says being able to use contactless payments on the Cowes Floating Bridge will make it faster and easier to pay and reduce health risks of handling cash

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight councillor makes complaint after being kept in the dark over closure of arterial road

york ave east cowes

Cllr Love wants to know who gave permission for the road to be closed before any discussion was had with the two Isle of Wight ward councillors and has submitted a complaint

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Major roadworks start today to rebuild busy gateway road

roadworks sign

The closure has been booked for three weeks, but Island Roads say they hope to complete the work in two weeks

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:56am

By Gavin Foster

CycleWight need your help to lobby for better Isle of Wight cycling conditions

family feeding the ducks by dinosaur with bicycles nearby

Check out CycleWight to find out more about how you can help them lobby for better cycling routes and conditions on Isle of Wight roads

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal for witnesses after collision leaves 89-year-old man in serious condition

Emergency call:

Did you witness the collision or see the grey Citroen C3 this morning, which has left an 89-year-old man in a serious condition?

Saturday, 20th June, 2020 5:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Protected wildflowers hacked down by Island Roads’ contractor – Two years in a row – Even after agreeing not to

The Lost Duver Project - Sea Thrift on Culver Parade

Island Roads had previously agreed that these wildflowers in Sandown Bay would be left to thrive. Island Roads respond after they were hacked back at the weekend, for the second year in a row

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

East Cowes road closed for urgent reconstruction works

road closed sign

Diversion signs will be in place during the time of the closure and reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:05pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments