Michael Lilley

Michael Lilley was elected as the first Green Party Councillor on Isle of Wight Council with 53% of the Vote on 4th May 2017.

He represents the Ryde East ward.

Michael has championed the issues of mental health for over 30 years and over the last three years has campaigned to improve support services for the Island residents.

Below are some of the articles in which Michael Lilley is mentioned.

Isle of Wight Scrutiny Committee debate called-in Cabinet decision to extend £1m PTEC loan (updated)

Cllr richard hollis in online meeting

The decision made by the Isle of Wight council Cabinet was called in and debated today. Read News OnTheWight's comprehensive report

Monday, 28th September, 2020 6:13pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council decision to relax repayment terms for £1m PTEC loan investment called in (updated)

fifty pound notes

Some members of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee say a Cabinet decision was made without providing information to the committee to scrutinise beforehand. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

traffic lights on green and red

The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

nicholson road ryde - artists impression - copyright RCKa

Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Conservative-controlled council elects Conservative to lead committee to scrutinise their work (updated)

richard hollis shaking hands with nick stuart at the election count

The Scrutiny Committee is designed to examine decisions made by Isle of Wight council. It has, for as long as we can remember, been chaired by an opposition councillor … until last night

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

It was ‘never the case’ that all Isle of Wight roads would be resurfaced, claims Cllr Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward in online meeting, with Sandown pier in the background

Cllr Andre says she's dissatisfied about the changing narrative in relation to the Highways PFI contract and "deeply concerned by Cllr Ward's apparent total reliance on the information he's being given by Island Roads"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Plans for 475 houses in Ryde a ‘bridge too far’

West Acre Park plans artists impression of green space

Captiva is looking to build the 475 houses over nine phases, which includes 116 social or affordable houses, a cafe, doctors’ surgery and office space

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 12:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Plight of Isle of Wight farming family gets national radio attention

Three generations of the Holliday family standing in a field with their dairy cows

The Holliday family say they will lose their home, livelihoods and everything they have worked for over the last 50 years if planning permission is granted for this development

Friday, 14th August, 2020 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Start saying ‘No’ to cruelty of putting in large planning applications during Covid

artist's impression of West Acre Park

Councillor Lilley says residents need to start standing up and saying no to large scale developments that "destroy our green fields and farming"

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 9:23am

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Conceited, vain, rude, supercilious, insulting: Isle of Wight Conservatives accused of trying to take credit for Island’s Covid-19 response

The Conservatives tried to get a Motion through Full Council - praising themselves for the whole Island’s handling of Covid-19. Unsurprisingly, there was a significant pushback. All the details are in this report, for those who really want to understand what happened

Friday, 17th July, 2020 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Review and moratorium of large-scale Isle of Wight developments called for by Island Independents

fence of building site with warning signs

Cllr Andre says a change in policy is needed and the economic climate of the Island demands a totally new, fresh approach to development. The Island Independent Group call for a stop on all large-scale developments prior to a review

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:52am

By Debbie Andre with 4 readers' comments

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments