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.

Ryde residents slam Isle of Wight council’s Harbour plans (updated)

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

At last night's meeting around 60 Ryde residents slated the plans to sell off the harbour and accused the Isle of Wight council of ignoring a regeneration consultation.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 1:57pm

By Peter Gruner with 17 readers' comments

The Red Box Project has boosted one school’s attendance by a third

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Proof that ending period poverty can help improve attendance at school has been realised at a school in Portsmouth where it has increased by almost a third since the Red Box Project was introduced.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Councillors accused by Cabinet member of trying to make ‘political gains’ out of period poverty debate

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The cabinet member for education and children's services said “I do not like it when councillors try to make political gains out of our children. The debate went off on a tangent, and it went on for far too long."

Monday, 26th November, 2018 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Red Box Project share disappointment at lack of support from Isle of Wight council (updated)

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The Red Box Project have shared their disappointment that 21 Isle of Wight councillors chose not to support Cllr Lilley's motion without it removing the name of the project. Here's their response.

Saturday, 24th November, 2018 10:32am

By Katharine Spencer-Brown with 10 readers' comments

Councillors attempt to call-in the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators : The detail

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Cllr Michael Lilley sets out the detail and shares documents to back up the call-in of the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators, and explains how, in his view, the use of the words “clinically unsafe” prevented an objective decision being made.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 5:53pm

By Michael Lilley with 4 readers' comments

Live reporting: Isle of Wight council debate parking petition, changes to council tax support, Red Box Project and more

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Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at the November Isle of Wight full council meeting.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Call for Isle of Wight council to support period poverty campaign

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Cllr Michael Lilley will ask the Isle of Wight council to support the Red Box Project, which raises awareness and provides free sanitary products in schools across the Island.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 12:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Papa Owl Goes to Rocket Island’ out now: See at Literary Festival Youth Zone

Rocket Island Project

You can buy your copy of the latest Papa Owl book written by Michael Lilley and illustrated by Helen Stiles, whilst taking part in a rocket-making activity at the Youth Zone of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Saturday, 20th October, 2018 9:18am

By Michael Lilley

Fire Review plans: Council could be at risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’

Christmas tree fire

One member of the Scrutiny Committee said the plans put them 'at risk of corporate manslaughter'. The responsible Cabinet member gave assurances the plans were safe.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 9:14am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ryde Arena : Isle of Wight council ‘going to go legal’ says councillor

Wayne, bob and other at ryde arena

Cllr Wayne Whittle gave 300+ Islanders - who have been campaigning to save the Ryde Arena ice rink - some positive news on Saturday. He said the Isle of Wight council was "going to go legal" and that "it's starting next week". Many others also added their own words.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Scrutiny call for Cllr Ward to reconsider double yellow line delegated decision

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Isle of Wight council scrutiny committee voted last night to call on Cllr Ian Ward to reconsider his delegated decision to impose double yellow lines on Hope Road, Ryde.

Friday, 31st August, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight CCG pledge to improve following ‘vote of no confidence’ (updated)

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After a 'vote of no confidence' in the Isle of Wight CCG by Policy and Scrutiny members, the organisation which plans and funds NHS services say they'll improve and will involve local people.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 4:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments