Lets talk about the Red Squirrel for a moment…
This article was contributed by Chris Van Wyk.
I was left musing on how this is probably the single easiest topic on which the general public could be mislead through misrepresentation of facts and general scaremongering into voting no were a referendum to happen.
Continue reading Information about Red Squirrels
The 1998 feasibility study was commissioned by Wight Training and Enterprise (WTE) and Linkland Ltd. WTE was one of a number of Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) around the UK, which were established in the early 1990s to administer youth training and Modern Apprenticeships. WTE also promoted training and business enterprise with local organisations.
Read the full study here.
Continue reading A Summary of the 1998 Feasibility Study
The 1998 feasibility study predicted that if we did not have a fixed link one of the outcomes would be that our financial status would worsen vs the rest of SE England.
Continue reading Employment and pay stats on the Isle of Wight vs Hampshire
This is quoted from someone called Guy, posting on the Ships Nostalgia website here. It outlines the situation from someone’s experiences working at Cowes Express. Cowes Express were a short-lived Red Funnel competitor in the early 1990s. Continue reading Remembering Cowes Express
There is currently a small movement to ‘fix the ferries’.
How can this work?
How is it possible to ‘fix’ the relationship two private companies, dedicated to returning best value for their corporate shareholders and the Isle of Wight? Continue reading Why ‘fixing the ferries’ won’t work
A big thank you to Michael Player for his excellent post:
I have lived on the Island for over 20 years and seen the ever increasing price of the Ferry travel and the decrease in service. Some island residents cannot any longer afford to cross the Solent and feel trapped. I am please I am not one of them.
Having been a serving Police Officer I want to address the issue often raised by those oppose to a fixed link. Continue reading Concerns about crime from a fixed link
These are for year ending March 2014, from ONS data and are per thousand people living in the Community Safety Partnerships, so are normalised (not dependent on overall population numbers). Continue reading Crime statistics