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Fight for the Wight backed by business association

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:22

BUSINESSES in East Cowes have given their backing to the Fight for the Wight campaign, calling on government to increase funding for public services on the Isle of Wight.
East Cowes Business Association is the latest organisation to get behind the campaign, which has also attracted backing from the likes of the Isle of Wight Law Centre, East Cowes Town Council, Brading Residents Action Group, as well as thousands of individuals, businesses and politicians.
A spokesman said: "ECBA are proud to support the Fight for the Wight campaign, and consider that for the sake of our Island, we need to all join forces and make sure that our voices are heard.
"It is too easy to leave it to someone else, hoping that there are already enough names on a petition or people stood in a protest line.
"A few months ago we recognised that the ECBA were beginning to be seen by some as a protest group and that was one of the reasons that we made a conscious decision to be more visibly proactive, and to celebrate our town, whether a pancake race or our upcoming St George’s Day celebrations.
"But for the health, security and well-being of the Island, we feel that pressure must be put on central government to recognise that we are not as wealthy as our neighbouring counties and have additional issues and problems that are unique to living on an Island; the Island may have the sunniest climate, but that doesn’t mean it has the brightest future."
To find out more and join the fight, please visit www.fightforthewight.co.uk
If you are a business or organisation and would like to get involved, please email [email protected]

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