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£400,000 funding gap if Hospital parking charges go

PATIENTS and visitors at St Mary’s Hospital are paying more than £400,000 in car parking fees, it has been revealed.

The Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust earns £416,000 annually from the controversial charges, which range from £1.20 for two hours to £6 for 24 hours, with concessions for long-term patients and parents who need to stay with their children. But the days of hospital car parking charges could be numbered, following the publication of a consultation document by the Department of Health. It outlines several options for the future, including the possibility of free car parks. (more…)

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January 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Isle of Wight behind on GCSEs

GCSE students on the Island are still lagging behind their national counterparts.

Figures show 41.6 per cent of Island students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths, compared to 41.3 per cent last year and 50.7 per cent nationally.

Of local education authority-run schools, Carisbrooke High was top performer, with 51 per cent of students reaching the benchmark standard. (more…)

January 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment


NAME & SHAME

Any of you living in a ward represented by these people?

Please do everything you can to remind the electorate of the dangers of block voting

Ivan Bulwer Binstead / Fishbourne

Richard Hollis Parkhurst


Susan Jane Scoccia Ventnor West

Allowance To Triple


David G. Williams Shanklin Central

John Vere Hobart Carisbrooke

Jerry White Lake

David Pugh Needs to go aswell!

We need informed independents, not idiots reading from a pre-determined script so they can sing in unison. Expose them and the damage they’ve done to our school system and our eco island image (the one thing that could resurrect the Island economy long term).

Get them out and watch how this island progresses/regenerates

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