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.

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

Ambitious plans to increase level of cycling and walking on Isle of Wight (updated)

Children cycling:

If the plans are implemented it will lead to a transformation in volumes of cycling and walking in Newport and Ryde, says the Isle of Wight council

Monday, 27th April, 2020 10:52am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council extend Bus Pass support to allow older travellers to shop before 9.30am

bus station ryde

Some good news for the over 65s

Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Council refuse to give reassurance OnTheWight sought in relation to sale of land in Sandown

pointing fingers mobile

Residents are concerned that land dear to the hearts of locals and visitors - and rich in heritage - will form part of the deal for a new investment partner. OnTheWight sought reassurance from the council

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

After waiting 26 days for answers about cuts to concessionary travel scheme, Cllr Ward provides this bare-bone response

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

Cameron says having to wait three weeks for one of the most bare-boned responses he's received brings the council's professionalism into question

Monday, 10th February, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

30 minute parking on Newport High Street reintroduced for ‘a convenient £1’

one pound coin

30 minute parking on Newport High Street is to be reintroduced for what the council call, "a convenient £1"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 4:59pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

There have been 502,000 fewer car trips on the Isle of Wight in last two years, say council (updated)

Infographic - Transforming Travel on the Isle of Wight

The council say over 500,000 car trips have been saved since the start of the 'active travel programme' aimed at promoting sustainable modes and reducing car use on the Island

Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 12:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Hear latest on buses, trains and road travel from Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users’ Group meeting

Back of the bus

If you are a bus, rail or road user, this comprehensive report from the recent meeting of the Bus and Rail Users' Group should be of interest

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:52pm

By Stuart George with 8 readers' comments