Chairman of the Association, Peter Whiteman shares details with OnTheWight readers. Ed
Last night, Monday 12th August, the Association of Island Independents was formed in Newport, Isle of Wight.
The concept of an Association was first considered after the successful campaigning on the Island at the local elections in May, with their role being to support the Independent members of the Parish, Town and County Councils on the Island.
Support and assist the elected members
The Association is formed of people from across the Island who are interested in the removal of any political control within the Isle of Wight Council and wish to see the success of the first Independent Isle of Wight Council and the continuation of their work in to the future.
The purpose of the Association is to support and assist the elected members and to follow the Bell Principles and the Framework for Change.
The Association is looking to work with groups and charities across the Island, to further the interests of residents and improve the Island for all residents.
The Management Committee comprises of Peter Whiteman – Chairman, Wendy Cook – Vice-Chair, Alexander Gryffe – Secretary, Mike Powell – Treasurer and Board Members: Vanessa Churchman, Jude Ferris, Heather Humby, Karen Lucioni, Jon Luckett, Harry Rees and Vincent Valvona.