Debbie Andre

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

Below are some of the article where Cllr Andre is mentioned.

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

van with giveG as registration plate

Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

£60,000 travel scheme for cancer treatment looks set to be saved

Yes on paper

The Isle of Wight council had planned to cut the £60,000 Cross-Solent Travel Scheme funding, but following a 3,000+ strong petition and Healthwatch survey, the Cabinet member is recommending it is retained and gifted to the NHS to administer.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 4:54pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley

Council leader should welcome MP’s call over Island Plan, says Indie Cllr

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre says the levels of objection to the proposed targets from members of the public and bodies such as the CPRE are what council leader, Cllr Stewart, should be paying regard to.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 10:20am

By Debbie Andre with 2 readers' comments

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

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

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

iwc november from youtube

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

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

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

Isle of Wight from Space

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

radar - depressed woman

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)

bob seely and clare mosdell

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’

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

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

stc meeting cllr lightfoot

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