Isle of Wight Council say they ‘make no apologies’ for enforcing school absence fines

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The Isle of Wight council says that income from the fines has to be used on the administration of the process and securing better attendance from pupils.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 6:27pm

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

Isle of Wight NHS committed to ‘Getting to Good’ by 2020

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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust say they're totally committed to improving services and their teams have been working flat out to achieve their ambition of ‘Getting to Good’ by 2020.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:27am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council Cabinet scrutinised over Public Health decision

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Cllr Michael Lilley said he wanted to ensure that no corners had not been cut. Cllr Mosdell had to leave the chamber to compose herself, saying she was 'cross'.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 12:21pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Plans for Isle of Wight Sculpture Gardens lodged with council

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Sculptures to be curated, produced and displayed in the cottage and garden.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 10:31am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for new Isle of Wight Brewery be based on fun and humour

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The plans include an indoor viewing deck looking over the brewery as well as a bar area serving light refreshments.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 4:01pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Pennyfeathers: Could be 2022 before ‘stark wasteland’ is developed on, says councillor

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Cllr Lilley says that although the developer has technically tidied up, made it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, visually now it's a stark wasteland. The agent calls it scaremongering.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 3:20pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Watchdog upheld 31 per cent of complaints against Isle of Wight council

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The upheld decisions regarded noise, council tax, planning applications, special educational needs and safeguarding.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 11:13am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

12 months leave granted for Councillor due to ill health

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Voting against the extended leave, Cllr Brodie said, “We're not doing a job, we're elected to represent people. When you have a significant illness, are you really up to it?"

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 9:42am

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

Fall in Isle of Wight average weekly wage and educational achievements

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Cllr Julie Jones Evans has raised concerns about the recent drop in average weekly wage and the education achievement of working age people.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 9:26am

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

Forest Road traffic lights could be considered once investigation and inquest complete

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The petitioner said it had nothing to do with the police investigation or Coroner's Inquest and that the road was recognised as one of the most dangerous rural roads in the country.

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 1:53pm

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

Pay up for waste collection or lose your bins, B&B owners told by Isle of Wight council

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B&B owners have labelled the Isle of Wight council's campaign to "ensure the public purse is not subsidising tourism businesses" as "bullying and threatening".

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 4:43pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

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