By Emily Pearce
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Cowes floating bridge.
THE Cowes floating bridge will not be replaced for another two years.
Council leader Cllr David Pugh said the vessel would last until then and the authority would not spend money unnecessarily.
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by Mike Crowe
21st January 2013, at 18:15:14
George ....Traffic // Justification // CostEnd of dream
21st January 2013, at 12:07:48
Steve reference the two bridges, think ......... "TRAFFIC" .... :-)
by T Rollingsworth
21st January 2013, at 11:09:48
Why buy a new one when you could just paint over the rust - again.
by Steve Smith
21st January 2013, at 10:46:59
The maritime certificate is about to expire on this ferry and it will not pass the test in future. Therefore a replacement must be found and soon! And as for Mike saying a bridge will never be built!!!! It appears he has a different story for a mega- mainland bridge, last week we didn't have long to wait!
20th January 2013, at 19:54:49
Richard, how about leaving it where it is? It can either help to reduce any borrowing, or, acrue interest, (not that that will be a lot).Does it have to 'go' anywhere? If you have put aside £XXXX for a holiday but decide to put that holiday off until next year, will you spend that money on a new car this year?
by Richard Taylor
20th January 2013, at 17:42:35
So where's the £3 million going?
by david lavis
20th January 2013, at 11:56:10
I have riidden on the ferry recently, and think that the council have got it right in these times of austerity. Vessel appears to be ok to my eyes ,, but I am no expert on these matters.
19th January 2013, at 16:57:34
the = there ........... sorry
19th January 2013, at 16:56:32
Robert the will never be a bridge between Cowes and East Cowes.The Isle of Wight Council will not need to put any money for the bridge to the mainland.Anybody putting any money into Wightlink has too much money so they deserve to loose it.You have a vote
by ROBERT SMITH
19th January 2013, at 16:10:36
OR is it they are thinking about BUILDING a bridge between east and west COWES?OR are they putting the money toward s FIXED link to the mainland?OR is PUGH putting the money towards the share he waits to buy into Wightlink on OUR behalf?But PUGH remember ITS still OUR council YOU work for. SO ask US FIRST.
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