The Projects Committee is working with Island roads on the enhancement of The Cut area, following requests from residents to provide a community open space which could be used for multiple purposes. Funds have been reserved for several years from S.106 monies (developers’ contributions) and money set aside for this project by the Town Council. The existing loading bay will be relocated to the other end of The Cut (outside the public toilet block) and block paving will be installed on the pedestrianised portion of the road. New seating and planting is also part of the overall enhancements. The Town Council is working with Island Roads to build on their programme of works for the area.
A new mural was painted in The Cut in 2019 which provides a bright and colourful depiction of Cowes street scene. With thanks to local artists, Chris and Maddy Dobson for enabling this project to come to fruition.