Karl Love

Karl Love was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes in the 2017 council elections.

He also serves as a town councillor for East Cowes.

Below are some of the articles which mention him.

Council appear positive about Community Interest Company taking over Umbrella Tree

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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

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

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In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

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The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Councillors surveyed on how much time they spend on the Island. Here are the results

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Questions of how much time some councillors spend on the Isle of Wight have been rumbling for months. They've all now been surveyed. Find out how your representative responded.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 1:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Work to reinstate town car park well underway, says councillor

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The local councillor says this development is "a positive step forwards" and that "by opening up the area, it will change the look and feel of our town comparatively".

Monday, 7th January, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Charity swim highlights importance of Cross Solent Travel Scheme says cllr

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Whilst swimmers took part in the annual New Year's Day dip, Cllr Love expressed his concerns over plans for the Isle of Wight council to scrap the Cross Solent Travel Scheme.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating bridge is out of service: The Cabinet member is slammed over failure

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Just days after Cllr Ian Ward said “Residents will be able to use the floating bridge during the Christmas period so they can enjoy shopping, celebrating and travelling to family and friends,” the service has been suspended due to another failure of the £6.5+m bridge.

Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

East Cowes coucillor meets with owner of previous Cowes Floating Bridge

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Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Hawthorn Meadows East Cowes application: Committee give their planning decision

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The controversial development of 96-beds - previously branded 'un-neighbourly' - in the Whippingham / East Cowes area received its Isle of Wight council decision last night.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Fundraiser for return of Norman Gaches ‘Stigwood art’ to the Isle of Wight launched

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A campaign has been launched to fund the return of a large-scale wood carving that left the Island when music and film producer, Robert Stigwood, moved to Ascot. It's hoped the sculpture can be returned to East Cowes for all to enjoy.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 9:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

D-Day for iconic East Cowes Umbrella Tree

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The Isle of Wight council is demanding the town council must insure the tree with immediate effect to indemnify the council against litigation. The ward councillor says very little can be done unless an eleventh hour funding campaign saves the day.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Tories should ‘hang their heads in shame’ over cross-Solent travel scheme plans says cllr

Karl Love

Cllr Love, who has survived cancer and understands first hand the financial struggle of receiving health care on the mainland believes the Conservative administration should "hang their heads in shame" over the Cross Solent Travel Scheme consultation.

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 8:37am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments