Reg Barry

Cllr Reg Barry (Seaview and Nettlestone) has been elected as an Isle of Wight councillor for at least two decades.

He represents the Liberal Democrats on the council.

Below are some of the articles that mention Cllr Barry.

Discussion about dress code at council meetings labelled ‘misogynist’

Reg barry looking to camera in the council chamber

A discussion about the dress code for councillors attending meetings - largely referencing jackets and ties - was branded misogynist by a female councillor last night

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 5:36pm

By Sally Perry with 6 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

Work to improve safety, while retaining character of footbridge approved

Gully Road Bridge

Work is required at Gully Road Footbridge because the parapet walls were assessed as not providing enough protection to prevent people falling several metres to the ground below

Friday, 12th June, 2020 9:15am

By Anna Price with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors criticised for ‘not pulling their weight’

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With vacancies on several committees, councillors have been criticised for not pulling their weight in the chamber. Meanwhile Reg Barry has been a councillor since 1993 and never missed a full council meeting

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Catch up: Isle of Wight council vote on £5.5m cuts to annual budget

Man holding and axe

Councillors debated and voted on next year's budget, which sees £5.5m of cuts/savings to public services including a 2.99 per cent increase to Council Tax, £1 overnight parking across the Island and 5% increase in crematorium and cemetery charges.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Liberal Democrat councillors put forward ‘prudent budget plans’

calculator and money

The Isle of Wight LibDem councillors say their budget plans are prudent, paid for by redirecting money that would otherwise go into the Council’s transformation and general reserves.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 11:46am

By Andrew Garratt

Hawthorn Meadows East Cowes application: Committee give their planning decision

hawthorn meadows

The controversial development of 96-beds - previously branded 'un-neighbourly' - in the Whippingham / East Cowes area received its Isle of Wight council decision last night.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Pondwell renovation project completed by Island Roads

Junction Box barry and barry

This unique reminder of the Island's history - thought to have been used to boost the flagging voltage at the end of a long supply feed - has been lovingly restored by Island Roads.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 11:40am

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight residents recognised in the New Year’s Honours List

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Four Isle of Wight residents join 1,000+ people have been recognised for their services in the New Year's Honours list.

Saturday, 30th December, 2017 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Budget debate: Read the group leader budget speeches in full


Leaders of all the groups who worked on and submitted budgets have shared their full speeches with OnTheWight.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 4:54pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Labour and Lib Dem Councillors propose lower council tax increase

calculator glasses and paperwork

As part of their alternative budget, the two Labour and one LibDem councillors propose 1.99% increase as opposed to the 4.99% increase being proposed by the Conservative UKIP Alliance.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 4:11pm

By Geoff Brodie with 7 readers' comments

‘Con-UKIP alliance bulldozed through’ Scrutiny Chair vote claim opposition

Council chamber

Island Independents, Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors have called for an Extraordinary meeting of the full council to be held to revisit last week's "bulldozed through" vote to not appoint a Chair of Scrutiny.

Monday, 23rd January, 2017 9:13pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 46 readers' comments