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.

Fire Review plans: Council could be at risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’

Christmas tree fire

One member of the Scrutiny Committee said the plans put them 'at risk of corporate manslaughter'. The responsible Cabinet member gave assurances the plans were safe.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 9:14am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Resignation calls for Cabinet member over floating bridge

Karl Love

The ward councillor for East Cowes called for the resignation of Cabinet member for Transport, Ian Ward, over his handling of the floating bridge.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 9:16am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Scrutiny call for Cllr Ward to reconsider double yellow line delegated decision

yellow lines

Isle of Wight council scrutiny committee voted last night to call on Cllr Ian Ward to reconsider his delegated decision to impose double yellow lines on Hope Road, Ryde.

Friday, 31st August, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Vacant Camp Hill site still the ‘elephant in the room’

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The director of regeneration says the Camp Hill site has been a matter of interest to the Conservative administration from day one.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 3:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Lib Dem’s budget amendments will ‘reduce the strain on services and on council tax payers’

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Reinvesting in youth services and the cross-Solent travel scheme that helps people attending appointments on the mainland for radiotherapy, chemotherapy and renal dialysis are just some of the budget amendments being put forward by the LibDems this week.

Monday, 26th February, 2018 3:33pm

By Andrew Garratt with 2 readers' comments

Scrutiny tells Leader he’ll be held accountable for his floating bridge ‘good and reasonable service’ comment

floating bridge suspended

After Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, gave Scrutiny members an update on the Cowes floating bridge, they told him he'd be held accountable his comment about it providing 'a good and reasonable service'. OnTheWight reports in full detail.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

St Mary’s roundabout: Share your views on plans with local councillor

medina way st marys roundabout

Cllr Garratt says he set up the survey because he's concerned the Council's own consultation may not gather enough information for the Cabinet to make a properly informed decision.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 5:35pm

By Andrew Garratt with 2 readers' comments

Votes at 16: Find out what your Isle of Wight councillor said

votes at 16

Find out what your Isle of Wight councillor had to say about giving 16 year olds the vote when it was discussed in the council chamber last week, and see whether you agree with them.

Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018 9:33am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

IWC decision to open door for two new supermarkets to be scrutinised

scl ltd land option

The decision made behind closed doors to vary an option agreement between the Isle of Wight council and SCL Ltd will be scrutinised by a council committee in January.

Friday, 22nd December, 2017 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Residents could have been consulted on possible major road changes claims councillor


The council insist they're still in the early stages, but Cllr Garratt says they've had plenty of time to get on the doorsteps and talk to the residents who will be affected by possible road layout changes.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Live: Isle of Wight councillors debate plan for next three years

corp plan diagram

Members of the Isle of Wight council will be considering the proposed three year Corporate Plan at the extraordinary meeting. If you can't make it along, catch up with our coverage here.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Heartfelt story of mother’s choice to feed son or take him to school is ignored

ten pound notes

Katie from East Cowes has to decide whether she feeds her child or pays to take him to school. 19 councillors chose to ignore this story and voted against calls for the Cabinet to reconsider their decision.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 8:29pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments