Andrew Garratt

Andrew Garratt was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Parkhurst in the May 2017 local council elections.

He is a member of the Liberal Democrat Party.

Below are some of the articles in which Cllr Garratt is mentioned.

Parkhurst estate: Government offer ‘one the council cannot refuse’ says councillor

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Cllr Garratt says the offer from the Ministry of Justice is a good thing, but says that residents should be able to see map of which roads are included

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 2:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Public Health chief explains December and January Covid-19 spike

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At one stage in January, hundreds of new positive tests were being reported each day and more were reported in that one month alone than in the entirety of 2020

Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 1:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Rise in crematorium and cemetery charges branded ‘scandalous’

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One councillor called the rise in charges a “Tory plan to rip off the bereaved” which was “morally indefensible", whilst another said, "It is scandalous to think we would put up the charges at this time"

Monday, 1st March, 2021 4:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Alternative budgets fail to gain enough votes as majority of Conservatives vote against them (updated)

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Three alternative budgets were presented at last night's full council meeting. Details of the presentations and votes within

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 6:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDem budget prioritises communities, business and the environment

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The Liberal Democrat Group on Isle of Wight council set out their proposals for an alternative budget - set to be debated on Wednesday - which sees a focus on community, businesses and the environment

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 10:56am

By Andrew Garratt with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors vote to reduce the council tax support subsidy

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Opposition councillor, Paul Fuller, said it was unfair and mean that IWC was focusing on trying to raise a few savings from people who can ill afford it

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:25pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 20 readers' comments

Plan to give Isle of Wight residents a stronger voice through a Citizens’ Assembly voted down by councillors

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It was suggested the councillors missed the point of the motion, and some were accused of making personal attacks on Cllr Lilley. Comprehensive report within

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Concerned voices ask County Hall Conservatives to reconsider opening of schools tomorrow

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More voices are added to the concerns expressed about the reopening of primary and special schools from tomorrow. Read the details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 8:07pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

‘It’s more a perception than reality’ says Cllr Ward in response to question about ‘dangerous’ crossing

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Cllr Ward said crossing at the roundabout down from Sainsbury's petrol station is "not dangerous" and that "it's more a perception than reality" adding, "We are not an administration that wastes money"

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Local residents experiencing design issues with St Mary’s roundabout design

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Cllr Andrew Garratt says a number of problems relating to St Mary's roundabout are being overlooked

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 12:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee debate called-in Cabinet decision to extend £1m PTEC loan (updated)

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The decision made by the Isle of Wight council Cabinet was called in and debated today. Read News OnTheWight's comprehensive report

Monday, 28th September, 2020 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council decision to relax repayment terms for £1m PTEC loan investment called in (updated)

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Some members of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee say a Cabinet decision was made without providing information to the committee to scrutinise beforehand. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments