Our Island

The Our Island movement was created on the Isle of Wight in August 2020 ahead of the May 2021 Isle of Wight council elections.

They say they are “tired of the party political infighting that has dogged the Island and its Council for so long” and invite Islanders to join them to completely overhaul the way the Council is structured and operates.

Below are articles relating to the Our Island movement

Before demolishing County Hall, restructure IW Council for 21st Century, say Our Island

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Jonathan Bacon from Our Island says "We need to get our local economy functioning first and only then look at the housing"

Friday, 2nd April, 2021 5:45pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Here’s how to play ‘Isle of Wight Council Bingo’ whilst watching the annual budget meeting

wooden bingo balls

If you plan to watch the annual Isle of Wight council budget meeting on Wednesday night, you might want to liven things up with this lighthearted bingo card

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Our Island and Flatpack Democracy on the Isle of Wight

Jonathan Bacon and Peter Macfadyen

Our Island announces an online presentation from the founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement, Peter Macfadyen. Details of what that means within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 8:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 18 readers' comments

Ethical Standards Committee should be reintroduced at Isle of Wight council, say ‘Our Island’

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Former Isle of Wight council leader, Jonathan Bacon, says as councillors don’t seem to be able to behave properly they need to be made to do so. Details within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 10:34am

By Jonathan Bacon with 5 readers' comments

Our Island: ‘A new start for politics on the Isle of Wight’ claim those behind a new movement

our island logo

The Our Island movement say the "old fashioned mindset" of following any particular political ideology “leads us nowhere” and that "it’s time for change on the Isle of Wight council"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments