Free parking announced for residents affected by Isle of Wight roadworks

Free parking

The new scheme has been devised to help alleviate local people’s frustrations when necessary work such as gas or water pipe replacement is undertaken.

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 12:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

Overnight roadworks left young children distressed and unable to sleep, says Freshwater resident (updated)

Island Roads resurfacing trucks

Charlotte says her children were left distressed as their beds shook during overnight roadworks. She wants to know how this kind of work can take place overnight in a built up residential area. Island Roads respond.

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 8:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight taxi fares set to rise for first time in six years

20p pieces

New plans have been forward to increase the cost per mile by 20p, rather than 10p, taking the total cost to £2 per mile.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 5:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Floating Bridge out of service for more repairs

floating bridge suspended

IWC say the suspension is to allow further repairs to the south east hinges and to replace a number of guidewheels.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Floating Bridge repairs prior to Randonnee mean suspended service today

floating bridge suspended

The floating bridge has been taken out of service today so a fault can be repaired before the busy bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 8:48am

By Sally Perry

Southampton car-free day plans branded ‘too radical’ by Conservative Itchen MP

Cycling to work

However, civic chiefs have hit back saying no decisions have been made yet and stressed they are exploring the idea at this stage, but that this is the "typical knee-jerk reaction" they get from the Itchen MP.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 7:55am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Work to replace Newport Quay bridge imminent

Ian Hodson, Structures Manager, on Quay Bridge

The new bridge will also be safer for people who live, work and pass through the area as well as the surge of visitors who will be spending time in the area for the festival in June.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 10:10am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Southampton council says plans for car-free days are being considered

bicycles lined up

It's all at an early stage of discussion at the moment, so details are thin on the ground, but we thought Islanders might be interested to get an early heads up.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 3:43pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Delays to long-term road changes on major Southampton route still likely to impact ferry traffic

Roadworks - Red light sign

The planned roadworks have been pushed back, but could still affect those using Red Funnel's car ferry.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 8:52am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Resurfacing works on Shanklin Esplanade start today

Road works road closed signs

Works to resurface the road will be limited to daytime hours during the week, meaning the esplanade will be open to vehicles during evenings and at weekends with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:37am

By Gavin Foster

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

floaty with workboat -

The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster