Isle of Wight suicide prevention strategy report labelled ‘patronising’ and ‘not fit for purpose’

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A report on suicide prevention has been labelled 'patronising' and 'not fit for purpose' by a mental health champion.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:51pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

57-home development falls through after access road declared ‘not a road’ by Island Roads

Guildford Road

Without double yellow lines the road cannot be used as an access road.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:40pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Public Health merger plans criticised over ‘lack of due diligence’

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Cllr Michael Lilley said the report did not provide due diligence, criticising the lack of a risk and value for money analysis or consideration of other options.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:12pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council’s digital strategy must not leave vulnerable residents behind

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When discussing the Isle of Wight council's digital transformation strategy, the deputy-Leader acknowledged there will be residents who get left behind if the IWC are not careful.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 2:00pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Petition calls on Isle of Wight council to clean up Sandown

Former ocean hotel development

Sally McConkey, of Cross Street, Sandown, set up a petition last week urging local authorities to take action because she says the town is currently in the worst state she has ever seen it.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 3:15pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Cowboy landlords and slum housing part of the Isle of Wight’s ‘systemic housing problem’ says officer

Damp housing conditions

The Isle of Wight council's housing needs service manager said because a lot of landlords are cowboys they are in effect placing people in unsuitable accommodation that’s unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:34pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council enforcement ‘looking into the situation’ of Carlauren’s derelict properties

Former ocean hotel development

The state of the Ocean Hotel and King's House, both owned by Carlauren Group are being looked in to by the Isle of Wight council's enforcement officer.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:09pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter