Link - Action Group
Our Island is
petition and campaign against any form of fixed link to the Isle of Wight
We are currently a dormant organisation
with a watching brief
Say No to the Isle of Wight
Department for Transport
Say No to the Isle if Wight
Fixed Link. Make your voice be heard before the 2015 referendum.
Please sign the petition now by clicking on the link below. Thank you for
Presentation to I of w Council on 4th Sept 2017 -
I made an abridged power point presentation
AFLAG was founded in 1998 by Angela Hewitt who at the time an was Isle of Wight County Councillor.
An organisation called Isle of Wight Partnership made up of local business people, and supported financially by the Isle of Wight
Council and other Government agencies commissioned the International firm of accountants KPMG, who were connected with the controversial bridge built to the
Isle of Skye, to produce a study on the feasibility of a fixed link to the Isle of Wight. Some of the partnership members were strongly in favour of a
fixed link as they believed it would be of benefit to their business. The feasibility study was heavily supported by an organisation called LinkLand. The
Isle of Wight Council donated £10,000 of rate payers money towards the study. There was a huge local debate going on through the local press as to why it would be a
good idea to have a fixed link to the Island. Angela Hewitt was strongly opposed to such a proposal and wrote a letter to the County press decrying the suggestion and
asking members of the public to join her in setting up an organisation to oppose the idea of a fixed link.
She received 93 letters of support in one week. She then wrote to everyone of them asking if they would like to form a
committee. She organised a meeting and AFLAG was officially formed with ten other people.
Membership is free until further notice
At the moment there is no imminent threat of a fixed link to the Isle of Wight. AFLAG was successful in seeing off Linkland.
There is a lot of interesting information on this site relating to the Isle of Wight, its environment, its economy and its
unique lifestyle. You do not need to be a member of AFLAG to take advantage of this information, but if you support the organisations aims and objectives your letter
of support would be most welcome. Should there be another threat in the future then we will resume the membership fee.
Blackmail is often used to get people to support you. We have done it
ourselves "Would your children thank you for destroying their Island that
was once a safe place to Live"
BUT, to use a sick child and emotionally stressed parents to help make you
case is cruel and humanly abhorent.