Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Sandown in May 2013.

He was elected as Chairman of the Isle of Wight council in 2013.

He served two terms in this position.

He became Executive member for Transport and infrastructure (including car parking) in January 2017.

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Free Isle of Wight parking only available to certain keyworkers

parking meter

Cllr Ian Ward says "as lockdown measures are relaxed, it is no longer possible to continue providing free parking for all"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 10:00am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Cash boost for Isle of Wight organisations after 50,000km PedalAid target met by Sandown man

Ian Ward and Dave Stewart pedal aid photo shoot

With the PedalAid challenge target met, a donation will be made Isle of Wight Food Bank, Wight Brainy Bunch, the RNLI and Free Food in Sandown

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Floating Bridge to go fully contactless for payments from next week

Contactless payments on floating bridge

Ian Ward says being able to use contactless payments on the Cowes Floating Bridge will make it faster and easier to pay and reduce health risks of handling cash

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight councillor makes complaint after being kept in the dark over closure of arterial road

york ave east cowes

Cllr Love wants to know who gave permission for the road to be closed before any discussion was had with the two Isle of Wight ward councillors and has submitted a complaint

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Free bus travel for older residents before 9.30am comes to an end next week

Bus Stop:

Cllr Ian Ward says that with lockdown restrictions easing and more businesses reopening, bus services need to be available for commuters who have no alternative but to use public transport to get to work and school

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Red Jets to resume service from next week with limited capacity

Red Jet 7

CEO of Red Funnel says it is safe to travel on their ferries, as the Red Jet gets ready to resume next week

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:29am

By Enya Lumley

White dots appearing on Newport’s pavements are just one Covid-19 measure to look for next week

social distancing keep 2m apart sticker on shop floor

There will be a bunch of new things appearing in Newport next week in anticipation of the shops re-opening

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 10:05am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight parking charges come back into force from next week

Parking ticket machine:

The Isle of Wight council say a number of important factors were considered in making the decision to start charging for parking again

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 6:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Next phase of major roadworks at St Mary’s roundabout revealed

st mary's roundabout work - maps for july august

New arrangements come into force from next Monday for roadworks at the junction of St Mary's roundabout in Newport

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Boost in numbers of people cycling on the Isle of Wight since lockdown

cyclists in yarmouth

The new £2bn Government package includes new statutory guidance which instructs councils to reallocate road space for significantly-increased numbers of cyclists and pedestrians

Monday, 18th May, 2020 3:03pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments