John Medland

John Medland was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Freshwater South in the May 2013 elections.

Below are some of the articles mentioning Cllr Medland.

Oil drilling consultation during pandemic is ‘an attack on our very democracy’ says councillor

Don't Drill the Wight banner in entrance to Arreton

Campaigners say the entire process is being left to virtual meetings and social media - "and yet will determine the future of acres of countryside at the heart of the Isle of Wight for twenty years or more"

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 8:51am

By Don’t Drill the Wight with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors call for postponement of UKOG oil planning application

Site of the UKOG exploration plans

The application for an exploratory well pad is currently under public consultation, but inconsistencies and discrepancies in the way the application has been advertised have been raised

Saturday, 27th June, 2020 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Rejection of All Saints’ call-in ‘looks orchestrated’ says parish councillor

thumbs down

One of the parish councillors for Freshwater says the "rejection looks orchestrated" and is "deeply concerning to those of us who live in the West Wight".

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 1:21pm

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

All Saints’ closure plans called into question by local councillors

vix lowthion and john medland

Cllr Medland has called into question the process of how the Isle of Wight council proposed to close All Saints' Primary School in Freshwater. He said the "policy is riddled with contradictions", with "no central strategic sense or awareness of the role of public services".

Friday, 8th March, 2019 5:47pm

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

‘We won’t let this go without a fight!’ says parish councillor at packed meeting

Save our School - parents and children

The Freshwater Parish Council welcomed a packed room of residents at last night's meeting where one parish councillor said they won't let the area lost another school without a fight.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 5:50pm

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

Councillor responds to claims of ‘draconian traffic proposals’

freshwater traffic restriction

Cllr Medland says that although he initially welcomed the parking order he's unsure why the restriction is all year round and 24 hours. You can share your views at the public meeting taking place today (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018 12:40pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Dark Skies: Call for ‘local lighting code’

Milky Way:

The Dark Sky Initiative supports a motion being put to all members at the Isle of Wight full council meeting tonight (Wednesday) calling for a 'local lighting code' to be introduced.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 7:20am

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Live: Isle of Wight councillors debate plan for next three years

corp plan diagram

Members of the Isle of Wight council will be considering the proposed three year Corporate Plan at the extraordinary meeting. If you can't make it along, catch up with our coverage here.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

New opening times for waste sites could mean statutory duties are not met, say Indies (updated)

amey waste sorting

The Indies say that according to the legislation, the waste facilities should be reasonably accessible and open for the deposit of waste at all reasonable times.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 12:45pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 17 readers' comments

‘Keep our postal service local’ petition launched by Isle of Wight councillor

postal services petition

Concerns that postal staff in Freshwater will be forced to add two hours travelling into their working day sparks a petition by the local councillor to help keep their postal services local.

Friday, 18th March, 2016 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Live coverage of the Jan 2016 Isle of Wight full council meeting

county hall chamber

Follow the County Hall action from the comfort of your armchair or office with our live coverage.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Councillor calls for support on fracking conditions

County Hall:

Cllr John Medland is calling on other Isle of Wight councillors to support his motion on the council's approach to fracking at tonight's full council meeting.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 3:52pm

By John Medland with 5 readers' comments