Wayne Whittle

Wayne Whittle is Conservative county councillor for Ryde North East.

He was re-elected to the post in the 2013 local elections.

He became Executive member for Tourism and business development (including public realm) in January 2017.

Below are some articles featuring Wayne Whittle.

Isle of Wight petition calling for reinstatement of FastCat gathering pace

new fastcat catamarans

Set up by Stuart Brown, the petition calls for Wightlink to reinstate the FastCat service for the benefit of commuters and visitors

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Tour of Britain: Final leg of prestigious cycling event to be held on the Isle of Wight

Cyclists and councillors standing by Hovercraft

In September 2022 the Isle of Wight will host the final leg of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event, expecting to attract 150,000 spectators, and being shown on TV across the globe

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s plans to buy Venture Quays in the balance

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council's Cabinet will be tasked with deciding whether to go ahead with the plans or let Cllrs Stewart and Whittle make the call

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 3:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tidal energy project out of hibernation, as IWC is asked to invest another £244,000

fifty pound note

The once controversial tidal energy project - that many people thought had shut down - appears to be coming back to life with the council deciding on whether they will invest £244,000

Friday, 13th March, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Pancake challengers to flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness in Ryde

Michael Lilley flipping pancakes

The three-year champion, Wayne Whittle, encourages challengers to try and beat his record, whilst supporting worthy causes

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:53am

By Michael Lilley

Isle of Wight council make decision on Tour of Britain cycle race plans

OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 2: Kelso to Kelso, Scotland

The tour regularly attracts the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and world champions and Tour de France winners, who compete over eight days each September in the UCI ProSeries event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight could host start and finish of 2021 Tour of Britain cycle race

Sport - Cycling - OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 1: Glasgow to Kirkcudbright, Scotland - The peloton out on the roads.

Hosting the start and finish of the Tour of Britain could be a major coup for the Isle of Wight, but it's dependent on raising £340,000 of sponsorship

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 9:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s offer for Venture Quays accepted by Homes England

venture quays

Talks with Homes England, which owns Venture Quays, have been ongoing for months to determine the future of the site after plans to transform it into a luxury waterfront development, with townhouses, a hotel and bars, fell through.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 3:20pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

New parliamentary task group will focus on neglected coastal communities

Coastal Communities Alliance

The Task Group set up earlier this year aims to tackle a lack of investment, poor transport links and problems with year-round employment.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 2:35pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments