Posted by Cllr Julie Jones-Evans at Thursday, February 4th, 2021 3:13pm
There’s quite a few things going on despite lockdown, thankfully we can still have video meetings to keep moving things forward. Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council is setting next year's budget this month and I expect a cut in the precept residents will have to pay, which will be welcomed.
Posted by Cllr Wayne Whittle at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:05pm
There has been much change since I wrote my last report in early December for publication in the January issue, not only did we find ourselves in lockdown number three and quickly put in the highest tier, we also discovered that the South of England Avian Flu had reached Ryde affecting our waterfowl on Canoe Lake.
Posted by Cllr Paul Brading at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 4:18pm
Since the failed appeal against enforcement actions by the owner and his agent nothing at all has happened on the site, which is very disappointing. The land levels remain completely different than before the illegal works happened, and none of the buried materials have been removed.
Posted by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 4:10pm
Anyone who uses the beach regularly will almost certainly have seen jet-ski type craft travelling at high speed dangerously close to bathers; clearly an accident waiting to happen.
Posted by Cllr Steve Hastings at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 4:03pm
I am very pleased to be able to report that this is the new Right of Way path installed at Compton, which has been brought further inland following extensive erosion along this path.
Posted by Cllr Paul Fuller at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 3:28pm
Planning applications have come forward thick and fast with proposals to develop on sites in Baring Road (six dwellings), Place Road (14 dwellings) and Lower Church Road, where proposals for seven dwellings were refused. A further proposal causing concern is an intention to develop a dwelling in Woodvale Drive.
Posted by Cllr Ian Ward at Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 3:10pm
There is much speculation why our Covid infection rates have increased so dramatically on the Island and in the Bay area in particular, but it is incumbent upon us all to keep ourselves safe and abide by the rules.
Posted by Cllr Charles Chapman at Monday, February 1st, 2021 3:21pm
Our gratitude to our health workers over the past months cannot be emphasised enough. I personally, have a great deal to thank them for, not only for the period of this pandemic, but for most of my life.
Posted by Cllr Ian Stephens at Monday, February 1st, 2021 3:06pm
My newsletter has been curtailed for some time due to elections, by elections and now the horrendous COVID-19 pandemic, however throughout that time I have continued to tackle issues in the district.
Posted by Cllr Karen Lucioni at Monday, February 1st, 2021 2:53pm
How are you all? I know this incredibly strange time has been extremely hard for everyone including my family and me. I miss being with everyone and having conversations with you all.
Posted by Cllr Michael Murwill at Monday, February 1st, 2021 1:12pm
It is always good to start the year with some good news. Over recent months, many residents have asked me when the successful Isle of Wight Council (IWC) Community Plastic and Environmental Forum would restart. The old forum that I set up brought together county/parish/town councillors, residents, businesses and environmental groups to discuss environmental matters that concern the Island.
Posted by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston at Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 12:23pm
News from Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Firstly, I want to thank the Island community for their continued support and for the way they have responded to the challenges of the last year.
Posted by Cllr Charles Chapman at Thursday, December 31st, 2020 12:42pm
Happy 2021 to everyone. We have all got a New Year filled with hope. Some of us lost loved ones in 2020, whether from a virus, cancer, ill health, accident or otherwise.
Posted by Cllr Michael Murwill at Thursday, December 31st, 2020 12:20pm
A Happy New Year to you all. As we enter 2021, I hope that you all continue to keep safe and well.
Posted by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston at Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 11:01am
On Wednesday 4th November, the Queens Road resurfacing works, at the section of Queens Road from North Road (five ways junction to the Clarendon Road junction) were completed ahead of schedule.
Posted by Cllr Ian Ward at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:56pm
I am certain we will all look back on 2020 wonder what on earth happened! Covid-19, Shutdown 1 and then Shutdown 2, that will hopefully be over by the time you read this!
Posted by Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:50pm
I cannot stress enough the IsleHelp.Me website. They can help with BEREAVEMENT, DEBT, HOUSING, FOOD CRISIS you get the idea. Please DO NOT sit and suffer and think you are the only one, YOU ARE NOT. Huge numbers of people are going through crisis. Reach out to this group. Freephone: 0800 1448848
Posted by Cllr Steve Hastings at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:42pm
Recycling on the Island is very good and I would like to thank our residents for their efforts to achieve the 56% that we have reached so far but I do feel that we could do even better so I have asked that the Council put out some communications to help people better understand what goes where and how to improve our rate of recycling going forward.
Posted by Cllr Paul Brading at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:30pm
I want to wish all my residents a very happy and safe Christmas, and I am sure like me you are looking forward to a much better 2021.
Posted by Cllr Paul Fuller at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:23pm
The impact of the most recent lockdown on local businesses has been immense. With Christmas looming there has never been a better time to support local businesses. Please if you can, help our community by shopping locally!
Posted by Cllr Michael Murwill at Monday, November 30th, 2020 1:06pm
As the winter evenings draw in, I hope you are all keeping safe and warm. At the time of writing, the country is coming out of a second lockdown.
Posted by Cllr Karen Lucioni at Monday, November 30th, 2020 10:54am
Well what a year 2020 has been for us all, let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and my hope for everyone is a happy new year.
Posted by Cllr Wayne Whittle at Monday, November 30th, 2020 10:41am
Christmas is coming and a great gift idea is now available via the Isle of Wight Giftcard. You can purchase the Giftcard online at https://townandcitygiftcards.com/ and put a cash amount on it as a gift for your friends and family to spend at any participating Island retail store, this will not only give a wide rang of choice but will also keep the money spent within our Islands economy.
Posted by Cllr Charles Chapman at Monday, November 30th, 2020 10:32am
Christmas and the New Year are nearly on us and perhaps it's a time for us all to re-evaluate what is really important. Health is obviously at the top of this list, together with family and home. With ‘home’ comes our immediate environment. Our local environment is especially more important
now and probably will remain so, long after Covid-19 has gone.
Posted by Chris Quirk and Michael Beston at Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 9:53am
Island Roads are coming to the end of this year’s resurfacing programme. As you may well be aware,
this year’s programme has seen additional investment beyond the original Core Investment Period
(the first seven years of the project).
Posted by Charles Chapman at Monday, November 2nd, 2020 2:10pm
It's been an up and down time, and not only with the weather! I know of so many people who are very apprehensive about ours and their futures. People, of all ages and with differing jobs and roles in life.
Posted by Michael Murwill at Monday, November 2nd, 2020 12:39pm
Like so many events since the Covid-19 pandemic, Remembrance Day is going to be very different this year. It is still vital that we remember those men and women across the world who have protected our freedom.
Posted by Ian Ward at Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 10:01am
The Pier Street toilets project is proceeding well.
The Ferncliff Road landslip to be repaired in October.
Developers are showing interest in the Ocean and Travic 2/St Moritz Hotels.
Posted by Wayne Whittle at Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 2:27pm
Whist writing it's been a lovely September so far and I'm watching some classic cars turning up on North Walk, as today should have been classic Car Extravaganza day and yet another great IW cancelled event.
Posted by Paul Brading at Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 10:47am
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well, but also managing to return to some form of normality.
Council life has continued to be extremely busy, with all meetings still remaining 'virtual'.