Steve Beynon

Steve Beynon joined the Isle of Wight council as director of children’s services, but was later appointed as Chief Executive. Despite stating that he would be retiring in 2012, the former Conservative council chose instead to make his role redundant, resulting in a large pay-out from council budgets.

Below are a selection of articles where Steve Beynon is mentioned.

Christ the King College refute Council’s view on school’s ‘ill-judgement’

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Following the Isle of Wight council's statement this morning claiming Christ the King College was £2.7m in debt, the school has responded, refuting IWC's claim that the decision to lease the building was ill-judged, claiming audits have shown "there is absolutely no evidence of any financial mismanagement".

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Dave Burbage resigns as Managing Director of the Isle of Wight council (updated)

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It's not a huge surprise - he'd wanted to promote an internal officer to Chief Exec. Councillors said they'd like to look at fresh talent. Here's what we know so far.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Riverside Centre to finally be transferred back to the community. Why did it take so long?


It's taken nearly twenty years for ownership to be passed back to the Riverside Centre in the form of a Community Asset Transfer.

Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014 2:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

David Pugh: My two regrets over Cowes Enterprise College

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David Pugh details his regrets with the CEC project, considering the line between where he accepts responsibility and where he doesn't.

Friday, 25th April, 2014 4:00pm

By David Pugh with 34 readers' comments

David Pugh on Cowes Enterprise: I’m not publicly accountable anymore

David Pugh

Following calls for him to return be asked questions about Cowes Enterprise College, the ex-Leader of IWC gives his reasons why he won't be taking up the offer.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 7:59pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

Yes, council leader’s allowance may rise, but it’ll still be £7,903 less than David Pugh’s was

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The County Press recently suggested the Leader's allowance was going to be 'sky rocketing' by rising from £11,549 to £15,806. Coupled with his basic allowance, it's still considerably less than under the Conservative administration.

Tuesday, 18th March, 2014 11:01am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Guess who’s educating Essex?

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There's a question that may've been on the minds of many Islanders in the last year and Retired Hack is this week able to provide the answer.

Friday, 14th March, 2014 12:54pm

By Retired Hack with 23 readers' comments

The fate of Ventnor’s Coastal Centre to be decided next week (updated)

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If the 26 year lease is approved, work will start as soon as possible to convert the building into a community and enterprise hub,

Monday, 3rd February, 2014 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Council boss could take 20% pay cut

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As part of the council's cost cutting measures, Dave Burbage could take a 20% pay cut.

Monday, 6th January, 2014 11:20am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Councillor calls for detail of staff payouts to be made public

Chris Whitehouse

Councillor says, "It is unthinkable that Councillors do not know the level of payments which they are in effect being asked to sanction."

Tuesday, 1st October, 2013 10:33am

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Riverside Centre: Cabinet members to consider future plans


The future is looking bright for the Riverside Centre as the possibility of a Community Asset Transfer is considered by Cabinet members.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2013 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Steve Beynon: Still blaming everyone else for Island’s education failures

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Following the damning Ofsted report on Isle of Wight council's education, we try and get answers from the people - Steve Beynon and David Pugh - who were in charge, before they left without bearing the consequences.

Thursday, 8th August, 2013 4:37pm

By Retired Hack with 32 readers' comments