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  • July News from Shanklin South & Central by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    Posted by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston at Thursday, July 1st, 2021 9:00am

    Chris Quirk and Michael Beston were both re-elected as Isle of Wight Councillor and Shanklin Town Councillors for Shanklin South and Shanklin Central respectively, and thank everyone who voted for them.

  • June News from Sandown South. By Cllr Ian Ward.

    Posted by Cllr Ian Ward at Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 6:00am

    I would like to give my sincere thanks to all those Sandown residents who took the trouble to vote on 6 May, especially those who have kindly continued to support me.

  • June News from Shanklin South and Central. By Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    Posted by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston at Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 12:00am

    Both Chris and Michael are honoured to have been re-elected to represent Shanklin South & Central respectively on the Isle of Wight Council. We will continue to serve the residents of Shanklin to the best of our ability. We have both also been elected as members of Shanklin Town Council.

  • April News from Sandown South. By Cllr Ian Ward

    Posted by Cllr Ian Ward at Thursday, April 1st, 2021 12:00am

    Due to unforeseen problems the refurbishment of Island Line had been delayed for approximately six weeks so the service won’t restart until mid-May. There are rumours going around that it won’t be finished until September, while that may be accurate as work will continue after the new service re-starts.

  • April News from Lake South by Cllr Paul Brading

    Posted by Cllr Paul Brading at Thursday, April 1st, 2021 12:00am

    I hope all of my residents are keeping safe and well, and that many of you have now received your vaccinations. The last 12 months have been an extraordinary challenge in so many ways, but I do now feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

  • February News from Central Newport. By Cllr Julie Jones-Evans

    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.

  • February News from Ryde North East. By Cllr Wayne Whittle

    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.

  • February News from Lake South by Cllr Paul Brading

    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.

  • February News from Shanklin South and Central. By Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    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.

  • February News from West Wight by Cllr Steve Hastings

    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.

  • February News from Cowes West and Gurnard by Cllr Paul Fuller

    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.

  • February News from Sandown South. By Cllr Ian Ward

    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.

  • February News from Ryde South by Cllr Charles Chapman

    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.

  • February News from Ryde West. By Cllr Ian Stephens

    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.

  • February News from Ryde South. By Cllr Karen Lucioni

    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.

  • February News from Bembridge. By Cllr Michael Murwill

    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.

  • January News from Shanklin South and Central. By Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    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.

  • January News from Ryde South. By Cllr Charles Chapman

    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.

  • January News from Bembridge. By Cllr Michael Murwill.

    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.

  • December News from Shanklin South & Central. By Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    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.

  • December News from Sandown South. By Cllr Ian Ward

    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!

  • December News from Cowes Medina. By Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox

    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

  • December News from Central Wight. By Cllr Steve Hastings

    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.

  • December News from Lake South. By Cllr Paul Brading

    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.

  • December News from Cowes West and Gurnard. By Cllr Paul Fuller

    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!

  • December News from Bembridge. By Cllr Michael Murwill

    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. 

  • December News from Ryde South. By Cllr Karen Lucioni

    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.

  • December News from Ryde North East. By Cllr Wayne Whittle

    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. 

  • December News from Ryde South. By Cllr Charles Chapman

    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.

  • News from Shanklin South & Central by Cllr Chris Quirk and Cllr Michael Beston

    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).

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