Barry Abraham

Barry Abraham was elected as Conservative Isle of Wight ward councillor for Wootton Bridge in May 2017.

He had previously been Cabinet member for Fire and Rescue Service during the 2009-2013 Conservative administration.

Below are some of the articles which mention Cllr Abraham.

Isle of Wight council to challenge Government on housing targets

Painted sign that says 'no'

Cllr Barry Abraham said we the Isle of Wight council feels strongly that they cannot accept what the government is proposing

Friday, 9th October, 2020 2:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Changes to Isle of Wight Cabinet confirmed ahead of next meeting

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart says "Our priority continues to deliver on the authority's bold vision for the Island to be an inspiring place in which to grow up, live, work and visit"

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 4:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Back to square one for Isle of Wight council’s housing development

fence of building site with warning signs

The council say that since the application was deferred, more work has been ongoing to establish how best to take the application forward

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 5:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

What is the Isle of Wight council’s draft Housing Strategy? This, and other questions answered

sandham development's floor plan

The Isle of Wight council say their draft Housing Strategy aims to ensure everyone has a roof over their heads that they can afford

Monday, 27th January, 2020 8:16am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Delegated decision to be made for Isle of Wight Housing Strategy

fence of building site with warning signs

The Isle of Wight Council has pledged to consider lowering the number of houses built on the Island, while meeting the the need for affordable housing

Friday, 27th December, 2019 2:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight could have been ‘dog friendly’, but councillors rejected it last year

A Westie Terrier sitting in a park

With the recent outrage at dog ban proposals OnTheWight has been looking back. Guess what? Last year Cllr Lilley tried to get the council to agree a motion make the Isle of Wight a "dog-friendly Island". It was rejected. Here's what happened then and the reasons given

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 6:11pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets


An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Opposing Government over housing targets a ‘waste of time’, says Cabinet member

Stop halt sign:

Even though several Isle of Wight Conservative councillors said they would oppose the housing targets set by Government, Cllr Brodie reports that Barry Abraham said it would be a 'waste of time'.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 10:23am

By Geoff Brodie with one comment

Isle of Wight council to crack down on empty homes

empty home

There are an estimated 522 empty homes across the Isle of Wight — including 154 that have been empty for over two years — as well as several vacant commercial premises with the potential for conversion to affordable or rented homes.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council getting back into house building: Modular homes on the way

barry - julie - wayne and other at modular home

Cllr Abraham said that for years housing for young people had been totally neglected, adding that the Isle of Wight council have taken a pledge that they intend to deliver on.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Reprieve for IWC plans to increase Wightcare charges and cut Lynnbottom tip hours

county hall

An ‘unpalatable' increase to Wightcare service charges and cut in hours at Lynnbottom Tip have been discussed at tonight's Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Have your say on the proposed blueprint for Island planning

Man outside mini paper house by jdhancock

The Isle of Wight council say the plan reflects the needs of Island people and draws from a whole range of evidence from bodies such the Office for National Statistics. Have your say during the eight week consultation.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 10:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments