Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart is Conservative county councillor for Niton and Whitwell.

He is also Group leader of the Isle of Wight Conservative councillors.

On 18th January 2017, Cllr Stewart was elected as Leader of the Isle of Wight council, following the resignation of Jonathan Bacon (Island Independents).

Below are some articles that feature Dave Stewart.

Decision made to hike Isle of Wight beach hut fees

Beach huts at Colwell

Unless another councillor gets the backing to call in the decision made by Cllr Hutchinson, Isle of Wight council will be hiking the cost of beach huts rentals – by over 4x for some.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 3:46pm

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

Isle of Wight council planning to shed responsibility for two Island harbours

ventnor harbour

The council papers justifying it say the approach of the private sector investors/developers interested in acquiring the harbours, "is to be welcomed".

Monday, 26th November, 2018 12:01pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Help shape the Island Planning Strategy

planning blueprints

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

Council leader accused of driving changes to health services without ‘reassuring Islanders’

dave stewart and steve hastings

Cllr Brodie asked why STP is being driven forward by the Conservatives without bothering to reassure Islanders that their precious NHS will not be further damaged. The council leader responds.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 4:58pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Live reporting: Isle of Wight council debate parking petition, changes to council tax support, Red Box Project and more

vote counting in the county hall chamber 1

Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at the November Isle of Wight full council meeting.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Institute of Coding to set up Isle of Wight branch providing great opportunities for young Islanders


This is very good news for young people on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has long been rallying the Island as the perfect environment for tech development.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s Brexit plans … shrouded in mystery. Why? (Updated)

brexit sign

Brexit is a time of uncertainty for all of us, be we supporters of it or not. Why isn’t Isle of Wight council providing reassurance at a local level?

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 7:01pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Answers demanded over lack of consultation on cross-Solent health plans

Geoff Lumley

Cllr Brodie intends to question the leader of the Isle of Wight council as to why there has been no public consultation for something that will radically change future health services and care on the Island.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 9:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council now back-tracking on their previous back-pedalling on overnight parking charges!

u-turn sign

Last week Cllr Ian Ward confirmed to the IWC Cabinet that plans to charge for overnight on-street parking was 'a typo'. Today, nearly a full week later, the council are going back on that, saying the now DO plan to charge!

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 3:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council open budget consultation

cabinet at ryde

Cabinet members voted last night to open the consultation on draft budget proposals and some made suggestions of items that should not be included.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 12:11pm

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

Live reporting: Members decide future of Local Area Coordinators and more

Live reporting

OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Isle of Wight council’s Cabinet meeting, where, among other things, members will make their decision on controversial plans to scrap the Local Area Coordinators.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 4:50pm

By Sally Perry

New parking charges, shorter tip hours, rise in social care charges and more, if budget proposals approved

County Hall:

If you haven't had a chance to look through yesterday's release of the draft budget proposals for next year, we share further details here, including shorter opening hours at the tip, rise in parking charges and care costs and another increase in council tax.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 4:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments