An Island Echo poll of almost 10,000 people has revealed an apparent support for a fixed link to the Isle of Wight.
Following on from the recent 8 weeks of cross-Solent disruption, a poll was launched on the Island Echo Facebook page last week asking “Do you now think the Island needs to consider a fixed link?”.
After a 7-day voting period the results have been collated revealing 73% of respondents – 6,900 people – believe that the fixed link options should be looked into. 27% of those who voted – 2,500 people – said that the focus should be on the ferries.
As exclusively reported on Tuesday, Bob Seely MP has written to Wightlink, Hovertravel and Red Funnel this week with a series of questions relating to their individual operations. It follows on from Island Echo’s publication of a timeline of events since 26th August. It highlights more than 30 instances of cancellations, delays or suspension of services – and that number continues to grow.