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.

13,264 sustainable journeys during ‘Active Travel Week’

Scooter statue

A total of 34 schools took part and clocked up a combined total of 13,264 sustainable journeys to school over the challenge – a staggering total of 69 per cent of all journeys logged during the week.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

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The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Electric vehicles benefit from special parking permit

cllr dave stewart with a car

All Island Electric Vehicle Permit is open to owners of vehicles registered to an Island address between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 12:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Staunch Conservative councillor encourages people to vote for UKIP or Brexit Party

Ian Ward's Tweet about Brexit

Always surprising when someone who has been so faithful to one party then recommends voting for another.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 6:39pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Row erupts over parking arrangements for funeral of popular resident

broadway car park - colin midmore

Space in the Broadway Centre car park - for the entourage of scooters expected at the funeral of Malcolm Butcher next week - has been refused by the town council, but a possible solution to diffuse the situation has been found by Cllr Ward.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 10:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council positive about CIC taking on Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree karl love

Cllr Karl Love shares the latest news on the Umbrella Tree, which appears to be very positive in relation to the Umbrella Tree being allowed to possibly live out to the end of its life.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Karl Love

Brexit could delay upgrades to Island Line Trains – SWR growing increasingly concerned

train at ryde station

Cllr Ward said people have "muttered things like the government won’t make a decision until Brexit is clear, but we don’t know". South Western Railway is growing increasingly concerned about the delays.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 3:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Here are the ups and downs of the council’s revised plans to increase car parking income

parking meter

Isle of Wight council are leading with "We're not increasing daily parking charges", sweetening the pill for their new and increased parking changes in other areas.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 5:59pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Cheaper bus travel for Isle of Wight apprentices

Apprentice Jez conway

A project to promote work-based sustainable travel – has agreed deal with Southern Vectis to enable apprentices to benefit from an 80 per cent discount on 30-day, multi-day Key Card.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council offering £2 Floating Bridge ‘Oyster card’ for free until April

close up of a two pound coin

Don't get too excited, but for a limited period, Isle of Wight council are offering to give you their Floating Bridge 'Oyster Card', so you can load credit up on the card, to gradually spend on floating bridge journeys. The upside? You'll pay less for the journeys.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 6:28pm

By IW Council Press Office 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

‘Pupil power’ results in safer sustainable travel

Shared path

Safety improvements for a stretch of road in Newport, that Cycle Wight had been campaigning for years about, have finally been realised thanks to 'pupil power' from young Islanders at a primary school in Newport.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 11:45am

By IW Council Press Office