Crack down on pavement parking and speeding on the Isle of Wight agreed

dave stewart and clare mosdell during full council

Council leader shares this roundup of plans to tackle speeding and pavement parking on the Isle of Wight

Friday, 20th November, 2020 12:08pm

By Dave Stewart with 3 readers' comments

Changes to Isle of Wight council cabinet announced

Trees outside County Hall

Changes have been announced by Isle of Wight council leader, as one cabinet member steps down and another takes on a different role

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 2:22pm

By Dave Stewart with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council leader reveals ‘One Island One Service’ idea

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart says the ‘Island Hub’ concept has been given support in principle by all major providers, including health, social care, the police, fire, ambulance and charities. A feasibility study will take place asap.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 1:05pm

By Dave Stewart with 28 readers' comments

Call from council Leader to ‘promote wild flowers and insects’

wildflower verges

Caretaker council leader Dave Stewart has said the council should consider less cutting of grass verges this spring to promote wild flowers and insects, and make the Island more beautiful.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 10:27am

By Dave Stewart with 41 readers' comments

Council leader: ‘Profound disappointment’ at failure to get all parties working together

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart has expressed his “profound disappointment” that Labour. Lib Dem or Island Independent councillors have "not come forward" to work together.

Monday, 23rd January, 2017 8:44am

By Dave Stewart with 27 readers' comments

Long holding times to Isle of Wight council call centre to be investigated


Calling the council can sometimes mean a 40-minute wait for someone to deal with your query. Cllr Dave Stewart says he's going to spend the day there trying to find out why it takes so long.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 11:24am

By Dave Stewart with 16 readers' comments

Conservative councillor outlines his concerns about devolution

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart shares the briefing document given to Conservative councillors on the Solent Devolution. He says it shows their concern has little to do with political gain and everything to do with the poor choice of partners.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 5:01pm

By Dave Stewart with 44 readers' comments

The Conservative’s reflection on last three years at IW Council and their hopes for the future

Dave Stewart

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their “view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months”. Here’s what Conservative's Dave Stewart had to say.

Thursday, 16th June, 2016 7:49pm

By Dave Stewart with 61 readers' comments

Opposition councillors unite over committee chair positions

county hall chamber

The Conservative, UKIP and IMG councillors have joined forces to put a proposal regarding committee Chairs to the administration ahead of tomorrow's Annual Council meeting.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 4:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 26 readers' comments

Independent councillors accused by Tories of being ‘hard left’

Greg clark with Ian Ward and Dave Stewart

Accused of being 'hard left' because they have signed up to the "Councillors against austerity campaign", Conservative group leader is challenging the "political judgement" of Island Independent councillors.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 7:04am

By Dave Stewart with 114 readers' comments

Conservative councillors demand to know costs of Jon Platt court case

printing calculator

The group leader of Isle of Wight Conservative councillors says "Questions now need to be asked as to who took the decision to prosecute, what that decision has cost and how was it justified?"

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 12:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 28 readers' comments

Island Line: Keeping things as they are, doing ‘tourism and economy a dis-service’, says Conservative cllr

Train on ryde pier

Speaking on the Island Line debate, Cllr Dave Stewart says keeping things as they are, would be doing the Island Tourism and Economy a dis-service and shows a poverty of ambition for the Island.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 6:42pm

By Dave Stewart with 76 readers' comments