Pop along to the Older Driver Forum's event tomorrow for information and advice on a wide range of road safety issues.
Advice will be available on:
• brushing up your skills
• booking a driving assessment
• arranging a regular eyesight test
• getting advice on health and wellbeing issues that could affect driving ability
• renewing your licence at 70
• learning about road safety and consequences of not being fit to drive
• discover alternatives to being independent without a car
Safety is the top priority; it should be the most important thing older drivers consider when there is concern over driving ability. The best advice is don’t wait for an accident or a near miss to convince a driver to stop, instead seek advice, support and help.
The council rights of way team are pleased to announce the reopening of public access to Orchard Bay, Ventnor.
A public footpath to the bay was destroyed as a result of heavy storms two years ago. The council has now introduced beach access steps in place of the lost path in order to provide the public access to this idyllic spot. The council would like to thank the owners of the land on which the steps have been placed. Please be aware that part of the Bay is private and should only be used for normal and quiet beach activities and recreation.
For general information about rights of way and more, please visit http://bit.ly/2dnscIf
The Isle of Wight Council has taken its latest opportunity to make the Island’s case to government, detailing the factors that add additional costs to the provision of public services on an Island. http://bit.ly/2dzAqOX
Don't forget the Older Driver Forum's free information and advice event at Newport Minster this Friday.
The council is considering seven changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme, which could impact on around 5,000 people.
Find out about the proposed changes and share your views by visiting www.iwight.com/lcts