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.

Ever wanted to go inside Appley Tower? Here is your chance

Appley Tower

The Isle of Wight Council is to reopen Ryde’s famous landmark, Appley Tower, for one day only as part of the celebrations of Appley Day on Saturday 22nd June.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 5:32pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Voice of the people’ on mental health issues ‘not being heard’ says councillor

radar - depressed woman

Cllr Michael Lilley shares the speech he will make at tonight's public meeting on the future of mental health services on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Time to strengthen safety net for struggling Isle of Wight families’ says the NEU

three children at a door - shot from behind

"It's time to strengthen the safety net for struggling families, so that everyone can go as far as their talents can take them," says the National Education Union.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 12:36pm

By Peter Shreeve with 9 readers' comments

Have your voice heard: Public meeting to discuss Isle of Wight council’s plans to close mental health day centres

depressed man looking out of window through venetian blinds by Ethan Sykes

All those who will be impacted by the planned closures of the mental health day centres are encouraged to attend this public meeting next week to ensure your voice is heard, including family, friends and concerned residents.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 11:58am

By Colleen Brannon

Bring Isle of Wight bus service into public ownership, says councillor

Bus Stop:

As buses minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, reminds local authorities they have freedom to take greater control of bus services, Cllr Lilley believes they should be brought into public ownership on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:29am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

New Ryde Mayor, Michael Lilley, highlights the Island’s poverty issues at Ryde Society AGM

michael lilley

There was much to report back on from the Ryde Society AGM, including update on Ryde Arena, Harbour and news of new arts centre.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 9:38am

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors pay tribute to outgoing Chairman and welcome new one

Lora Peacey Wilcox

Councillors across the chamber paid tribute to Lora Peacey-Wilcox who has finished her two year term as Chairman of the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cross-party call for Isle of Wight council to declare a Climate Emergency and reduce carbon emissions

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

A motion led by Green councillor, Michael Lilley - to be seconded by Conservative councillor - is calling on the Isle of Wight council to commit to urgent action to reduce carbon emissions on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

‘Climate extinction, emergency everything’ is ‘un-evidenced’ says Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, says he's "done some research" on the IPCC special climate emergency report but believes the ‘climate extinction, emergency everything’ position is "un-evidenced".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

New mental health service will ‘improve picture dramatically’

mental ill health

The Director of mental health and learning disabilities said the new mental health wellbeing service will take the pressure of community services so they can deal with people in crisis.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: Isle of Wight’s £20+ million reason for an Isle of Wight Act?

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley says the Isle of Wight will continue to have a financial and legislative gun to its head until we are recognised by Parliament and the Government as an Island.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 9:05am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley