New Bridle Path in Newbridge
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:40:00 GMT
There is a new bridle path opened that runs around the back of Newbridge. Called Public Bridleway called S41, it runs over the track bed of the old railway line and links existing Bridleways S16 and S36. It is part of a 106 agreement, after a landowner asked permission to develop a solar farm on some of his land. It is a wonderful addition to the Rights of Way Network.  The owner is concerned that gates will be left open so it is important if these kinds of improvements are made to the cycling and walking infrastructure on the Island that they are well cared for by the users.
Access Fund
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:35:00 GMT
As reported previously, the Council has won another bid for funding to encourage Sustainable Transport. This is worth over £1million. As before it is to be split three ways: Tourism, Education and Employment. More details are coming out as time progresses. The really good news is that the funding is for three years so it should be able to achieve more than in the past when it has often been short term- one year. This made it difficult to plan ahead and have long term schemes. The Council has been supported in their successful applications by a company called A to There who have done an excellent job against fierce competition from around the country. IWC is one of the few Councils who have been awarded funds in all four rounds.
Police - Bike Theft
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:52:00 GMT
Bike Thefts
As many of you will be aware, over the summer there have been a large number of expensive bikes  stolen. The Police have been in contact with us.   They have issued us with a leaflet that contains prompts so you record your bike accurately. It gives web address of two sites where you can register your bike nationally. There is also some general advice on how to keep your bike safe. It can be downloaded from our web site.
Or you can go direct to the site below, sign up and enter your bikes, It's free!
Round The Island Map
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:08:00 GMT
This is now two years old and is somewhat out of date. Should we produce an updated map and how should it be funded£ It is generally agreed to do so. Visit Isle of Wight could be approached about some funding.
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:46:00 GMT
CYCLEWight Cycle Strategy
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:40:00 GMT
Cycle Strategy
A Cycling Strategy for the Isle of Wight, First Version, Autumn 2017 to Autumn 2018   is the most recent version circulated. A suggestion is adding a route from Yarmouth via Fort Victoria etc.  When-to-launch: aim for AGM and vote of endorsement from members. How-to-launch: Circulate to councillors & key officers, MP, Ramblers, Equestrians, Isle Access, Visit Isle of Wight, Road Safety, LAF & Parish Councils.
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