Meeting to focus on Wightlink cuts

By Ross Findon

Thursday, January 3, 2013


A MEETING will be held tonight (Thursday) to discuss the impact of recent Wightlink cuts.

The meeting at Newport Football Club has been organised by the Isle of Wight Trades Union Council.

The Isle of Wight TUC has raised concerns that recent reductions in cross-Solent sailings could leave the Isle of Wight cut off from the mainland, a view shared by Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner, who has also voiced concerns.

The meeting starts at 7pm.



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by neil jacks

3rd January 2013, at 23:03:39

jim do you know what an agent provocateur is, me thinks mike does! He does this every time, just bypass his comments n you will be ok.

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by neil jacks

3rd January 2013, at 22:58:53

there wont be a bridge mike cus the isle o wight simply aint worth. Unless you relent and let em frack n build the windy mills that is.

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by Mike Crowe

3rd January 2013, at 20:54:19

Dave I am adult enough to see that the bridge is the answer and most of our problems will be solved when it is built. If you can't see that it WILL be built, then ... sorry :-)

And the sooner the better. The more Wightlink hold the Island to ransom, the sooner it will be. Carry on Wightlink. I gave up on them after about 40 years custom and I am not the only one.

If only the anti bridge people would get their heads out of the sand and see the bridge which is right before their eyes .................... never mind.

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3rd January 2013, at 20:49:43

....and Jim's problem would be solved if you grew up !!!!

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by Mike Crowe

3rd January 2013, at 20:24:20

But Jim all of these Wightlink problems will be solved when the Bridge is built :-)

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by Jim Buchanan

3rd January 2013, at 20:18:23

Please can we stop banging on about a bridge every time there is an article about Wightlink... it will never happen. It is becoming very tiresome and detracts from relevant comments regarding the actual story

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by Den Young

3rd January 2013, at 20:15:03

a meeting eh!!! nice thought but it will be full of ideas and watch this space IT WILL COME TO NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!, but im sure their hearts are in the right places, Andrew Turner? he wont pay anyway

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3rd January 2013, at 18:54:46

Still dreaming - grow up !!!

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by Mike Crowe

3rd January 2013, at 17:37:05

Who is going to have the last laugh when the bridge is built?

And what are you 'anti bridge head in the sand' people going to do?

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by Dave Dawson

3rd January 2013, at 14:20:35

I am not for a fixed link. However, the Ferry companies can not be allowed to strangle the life out of the Island. If a bridge is an option in the future it can be used in conjunction with tidal power (the IOW has recently received funding for Tidal Energy) Therefore funding can come from both the bridge builder/operator and the energy companies

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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