Isle of Wight Council

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David Pugh gets involved in Priest/Gilbey/overthrow rumour affair with questions

David Pugh

David Pugh (who lost his seat to Cllr Richard Priest at the 2013 local elections) has posed a number of questions to the Leader for tonight's council meeting. Here's the full text and his email to council members.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 12:36pm

By David Pugh with 25 readers' comments

Hundreds of residents oppose major major development

Upper Lane Brighstone:

Residents of the picturesque village of Brighstone have written to the Council in significant numbers to voice their objections to a major development aimed at the heart of the village.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 6:09pm

By Cllr Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Don’t miss your chance to grab share of £80,000 grant funding

Don’t miss your chance to grab share of £80,000 grant funding

The money is coming from the 'Isle of Wight Foundation', funded by the partners of Island Roads.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 5:49pm

By Sally Perry

Public demo planned against floating bridge proposal

Floating Bridge

If you'd like to show your support for the demo against introducing foot passenger fares, just turn up and take part.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Council approve revised housing policy to give Islanders priority

Man outside mini paper house by jdhancock

The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive has approved a revised social housing allocation policy for the Island which gives local people greater priority for affordable social housing.

Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 10:44am

By IW Council Press Office

How many times should you have to ask a question to get a straight answer? We tried 16 times with Cllr Priest

Questioning at Burning Man by fabola

During a ten minute conversation with Cllr Richard Priest last week, we put a simple question forward, but had to end up asking it sixteen times, as we couldn't get a straight answer.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 7:50pm

By Simon Perry with 40 readers' comments

U-turn by council Executive on Dogs on Leads Order

Dog and owner on beach

Last month the Executive voted against a recommendation to refuse a change to the Dogs on Leads Order. Last week they reversed that decision.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 10:52am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Planning inspector claims Arreton has no ‘special character or appearance worthy of protection’

Build for need posters:

Residents argued the development was 'totally out of character and context for the small village' but the Planning Inspector has approved both schemes that were rejected by the Isle of Wight council.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 58 readers' comments

Residents angry about timing of planning consultation meeting

Badger :

Residents feel the developers are trying to slip the application in under the radar. Those who have already commented are concerned about the protection of wildlife in the area.

Monday, 15th September, 2014 7:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Further accusations from Cllrs Gilbey and Priest in County Hall drama

Keyboard close up by ericnvntr

Following the sacking of Cllr Richard Priest from the Isle of Wight council Executive this week and Cllr Jon Gilbey's subsequent claims of being dismissed from the Independent Group (a claim refuted by the leader yesterday), there is a further twist in the story today.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with 121 readers' comments

Cllr Bob Blezzard resigns from Island Independents

Table and chair:

There are quite a few barbs to Bob Blezzard's resignation.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 2:00pm

By Simon Perry with 20 readers' comments

Floating bridge runs at a profit, ‘so why charge’ ask residents?

Cash Cowes Banner at public meeting

It was reported again last night that the Floating Bridge in Cowes runs at a profit and is not being paid for by council tax payers. Residents had a chance ask questions and share their view of the proposed introduction of foot passenger fares.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 1:28pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments