Debbie Andre

Debbie Andre was elected as Island Independent councillor for Sandown North ward in the 2017 council elections.

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Isle of Wight council vote for Fire Authority merge with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

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Views were divided at last night's council meeting where councillors voted in favour of merging the Isle of Wight Authority with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton, with one councillor stating the FBU only supporting it as the "least worst evil".

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 2:27pm

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

Councillors accused by Cabinet member of trying to make ‘political gains’ out of period poverty debate

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The cabinet member for education and children's services said “I do not like it when councillors try to make political gains out of our children. The debate went off on a tangent, and it went on for far too long."

Monday, 26th November, 2018 3:20pm

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

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

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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

Call for ‘Island Park’ status for the Isle of Wight

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Cllr Andre believes the Isle of Wight has a strong case to become designated as an 'Island Park'. She'll explain why at Wednesday's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 3:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Cabinet decision will have ‘devastating impact’ on Isle of Wight, says councillor

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Cllr Andre believes the decision to scrap Local Area Coordinators will have a devastating impact on Isle of Wight communities and vows to continue to challenge the council administration over their budget decisions.

Saturday, 10th November, 2018 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Cabinet member accuses Community Coordinator Network CEO of ‘poetic licence’ (update 2)

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Cllr Clare Mosdell has accused the network of Local Area Co-ordinators of using poetic licence when they say each LAC has saved £500,000 over the last three years. Catch up here with last night's Scrutiny debate.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 9:04am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

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

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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

Councillor accused in meeting minutes of saying it was ‘rigged’

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The meeting was filmed so proved otherwise, but some find it strange the comment was included in the minutes anyway, regardless of who said it.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 1:07pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee ‘whole-heartedly’ support traffic restrictions

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At last night's Scrutiny Committee, councillors voted seven to two to support proposals to introduce six new parking zones annually across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 11:28am

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

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

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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

Transparency concerns over Sandown community partnership followed by resignation, says Cllr

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Residents raised concerns earlier this week over the relationship between the Sandown town council and the Sandown community partnership. Overnight news has arrived of at least one resignation.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘The Most Undemocratic Council in the Country’, say Indies

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Island Independent councillors have condemned the Isle of Wight Council leader and his fellow Conservative councillors for "continuing to show that they are the most undemocratic and unaccountable Council Administration in the country".

Friday, 11th May, 2018 7:00am

By Debbie Andre