Jon Gilbey

Jon Gilbey was elected in the 2013 Isle of Wight council elections to represent the people of Shanklin.

He held a role as an Executive member for Highways PFI, but decided to stand down when Richard Priest was sacked from the Executive.

Jon Gilbey runs a cafe in Shanklin called Paramount Cafe.

He became Executive member for Major contracts management (PFI and Waste) in January 2017 under the leadership of Conservative, Dave Stewart.

He stood at the May 2017 council elections, but failed to keep his seat, so also lost his Executive member position too, enabling him to focus on running his cafe.

Island Roads announce next phase of major works (updated)

Roadworks signs

A major programme of work to upgrade roads and pavements across the Island is to begin next month. Make sure you allow extra time for travel.

Friday, 23rd August, 2013 12:01am

By Rebecca Tuck with 19 readers' comments

Council carry out major review of single person council tax entitlement

Two Toothbrushes

Council taxpayers who claim the discount improperly place an unnecessary burden on the very real needs of some residents, says Cllr Jonathan Gilbey

Wednesday, 21st August, 2013 9:49am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Cabinet defer decision on £3.65m BT rural broadband project


Many concerns were raised over the Rural Broadband Project leading to some councillors remaining unconvinced that appointing BT as preferred bidder was the right decision.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2013 11:21pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Cabinet members to make decision on Sandham Bandstand sale

Sandham Bandstand

Papers reveal reason for urgent decision and that the bandstand has not been used for council purposes for 15-20 years.

Monday, 5th August, 2013 3:13pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Green Flag Award for Shanklin Voluntary Youth & Community Centre

Green Flag Award

Congratulations to all involved including volunteers from the Shanklin Voluntary Youth & Community Centre who look after the garden, as well as litter picking, etc.

Monday, 5th August, 2013 2:10pm

By Richard Priest with 2 readers' comments

Richard Priest and Jon Gilbey stand as Independent candidates in Shanklin

Richard Priest and Jon Gilbey

Richard Priest and Jon Gilbey are standing for the seats currently held by Cllr David Williams and Cllr David Pugh, both Conservatives.

Friday, 22nd March, 2013 10:00am

By Richard Priest with 64 readers' comments