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.

Newport and Ryde High Streets to benefit from slice of multi-million heritage boost

Newport High Street taken in 1928 on the Isle of Wight. Aerofilms Ltd. Source Historic England Archive

The money will help turn empty and underused buildings into a range of offerings, including creative spaces, offices, retail outlets and housing to support wider regeneration.

Saturday, 14th September, 2019 10:00am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Appley Tower’s history celebrated at Monkton Arts Centre exhibition

appley tower

A two-week exhibition celebrating the heritage of Appley Tower in Ryde opens on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 8:36am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council Cabinet scrutinised over Public Health decision

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Cllr Michael Lilley said he wanted to ensure that no corners had not been cut. Cllr Mosdell had to leave the chamber to compose herself, saying she was 'cross'.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 12:21pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s Public Health transfer to Hampshire Council called in for scrutiny

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Cllr Lilley says that Isle of Wight residents need transparency and honesty about what is happening with this statutory and life-saving/health prevention service.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 5:40pm

By Michael Lilley with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Red Box Project formally comes to an end today

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Spearheaded by Katharine Spencer-Brown, the IW branch of Red Box Project has been a huge success on the Island, ensuring that young girls don't need to miss school anymore due to period poverty.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight suicide prevention strategy report labelled ‘patronising’ and ‘not fit for purpose’

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A report on suicide prevention has been labelled 'patronising' and 'not fit for purpose' by a mental health champion.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:51pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Public Health merger plans criticised over ‘lack of due diligence’


Cllr Michael Lilley said the report did not provide due diligence, criticising the lack of a risk and value for money analysis or consideration of other options.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:12pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Cowboy landlords and slum housing part of the Isle of Wight’s ‘systemic housing problem’ says officer

Damp housing conditions

The Isle of Wight council's housing needs service manager said because a lot of landlords are cowboys they are in effect placing people in unsuitable accommodation that’s unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:34pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

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

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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

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"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