John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe has been at the Isle of Wight council since 1997. He held the position of Deputy Managing Director prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Isle of Wight council on 2nd December 2015.

His LinkedIn profile states that he was ‘Head of Leisure Services’ at Chester-le-Street District Council prior to that, spending eleven years there.

Council officers say Winter Gardens are ‘substantially completed’, so owner should keep it

Winter Gardens

Council told they no longer have the right to buy back the building because officers believe the owner has 'substantially completed' the proposed refurbishment in accordance with the agreed planning permission.

Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Residents urged to avoid key Bestival routes over next few days

Cars:

The council advise residents to avoid key routes to the Bestival site if possible, and the roads around Robin Hill Country Park, which are expected to be busy during the event.

Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014 7:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Council Executive hand over freehold for Cowes Enterprise to Ormiston Academies Trust

CEC Pond:

The detail behind the decision-making at last night's emergency Executive meeting to agree the transfer of Cowes Enterprise College to Ormiston Academies Trust.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Claims of ‘flawed calculations’ for proposed foot passenger charges on floating bridge

50p coins :

Two councillors in East Cowes say the calculations on predicted income from foot passengers is flawed and should be corrected before a public consultation takes place.

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 9:48am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Decision on Coastal Centre lease could be delayed

Ventnor Coastal Centre

The Ventnor Town Council say they hope a postponement of the decision can be avoided and are willing to provide Scrutiny Committee Members with any additional information they need.

Monday, 10th February, 2014 4:33pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Cabinet approve Special Purchaser status over Ventnor Coastal Centre

Cabinet approve Special Purchaser status over Ventnor Coastal Centre

Negotiations can now start to secure the 25 year lease between the Isle of Wight council and the Ventnor Town Council for the continued use of the Coastal Centre at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Medina Leisure Centre handover hit by delays

First phase of Medina Leisure Centre refurbishment to be completed later in March.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2013 9:31am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

John Metcalfe: IW Tourism ‘Flat-lined’

John Metcalfe: IW Tourism ‘Flat-lined’

Mixed numbers from the council on Tourists visiting the Island

Monday, 10th October, 2011 12:12pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Ventnor Winter Gardens: Deadline For Bids Today

Ventnor Winter Gardens: Deadline For Bids Today

Today sees the deadline for bids to take over the Winter Gardens

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2011 2:53pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Green Euro-MP Visits Island To Support Eco-Tourism

Green Euro-MP Visits Island To Support Eco-Tourism

Green MEP visits the Island today

Wednesday, 23rd February, 2011 1:48pm

By Keith Taylor's Office with 7 readers' comments

Ventnor Winter Gardens: Five Expressions of Interest Already Received

Ventnor Winter Gardens: Five Expressions of Interest Already Received

Looks like lots of interest in keeping the venue open

Friday, 21st January, 2011 2:54pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Winter Gardens Rescue Group Make Great Start

Winter Gardens Rescue Group Make Great Start

Group has been formed to try to save the Winter Gardens

Friday, 21st January, 2011 2:17pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments