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.

‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Help shape the Island Planning Strategy

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After the consultation period, the Island Planning Strategy will be reviewed and updated in light of the comments, and submitted to government, where it will be looked at independently by a planning inspector.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 11:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council publish update on housing needs

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The Isle of Wight Council say the document will give a better understanding of the housing market on the Island and housing in the future.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office

Warning about dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings

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As well as a warning that secured buildings and sites can be dangerous due to potential structural problems or hazardous materials, the Isle of Wight council is asking residents to report any unsecured buildings or sites.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council cabinet told not to ‘raise expectations’ they can’t deliver

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Affordable housing for young Islanders would be a main focus for the Isle of Wight, but cabinet members were advised to not ‘raise expectations you may not be able to deliver’.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 4:13pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Plans to explore Combined Fire Authority with Hampshire approved

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The Principal Policy Adviser of the LGA says there is a strong argument to delay the decision, but council Leader, Dave Stewart, said they would not be "dithering" and the 23 Conservative councillors voted through the proposal.

Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor suffers stroke at County Hall

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The councillor was initially advised to go home and call his GP, but he was taken to hospital, where he spent a night in the stroke unit.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 4:22pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment