Bounce Back loans to bring empty properties back into use: One of Island Independent’s budget proposals

Ocean view road empty property

Just one of the proposals by the Island Independent Group is for the introduction of an Empty Property Regeneration Fund – Interest free “Bounce Back” loans to enable empty properties to be brought back into use

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 2:50pm

By Debbie Andre with 3 readers' comments

One vision of how great Sandown could become

Inside Eden Dome

Cllr Andre shares her vision of what Sandown could become - sensitively developed into a world-class attraction - if some imagination were applied

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 6:28pm

By Debbie Andre with 11 readers' comments

Call for MP to lobby Government for more money for those in need on the Isle of Wight

Bob Seely arrives

Island Independents urge Bob Seely to lobby Government to ensure necessary funding is given to the council enabling them to help those who need it most, especially Island children

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 4:00pm

By Debbie Andre with 7 readers' comments

Review and moratorium of large-scale Isle of Wight developments called for by Island Independents

fence of building site with warning signs

Cllr Andre says a change in policy is needed and the economic climate of the Island demands a totally new, fresh approach to development. The Island Independent Group call for a stop on all large-scale developments prior to a review

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:52am

By Debbie Andre with 4 readers' comments

Island Indies ‘were not involved in procurement, design or build of floating bridge’, simply securing funding

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

The leader of the Island Independent group reiterated they were not involved in the procurement, design or build of the floating bridge, but simply secured the funding.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 2:19pm

By Debbie Andre with 26 readers' comments

Council leader should welcome MP’s call over Island Plan, says Indie Cllr

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre says the levels of objection to the proposed targets from members of the public and bodies such as the CPRE are what council leader, Cllr Stewart, should be paying regard to.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 10:20am

By Debbie Andre with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘The Most Undemocratic Council in the Country’, say Indies

vote counting in the county hall chamber 1

Island Independent councillors have condemned the Isle of Wight Council leader and his fellow Conservative councillors for "continuing to show that they are the most undemocratic and unaccountable Council Administration in the country".

Friday, 11th May, 2018 7:00am

By Debbie Andre

Sandown ‘nimbyism’ slur by AET CEO ‘beggars belief’ says councillor

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Debbie Andre says, "the fact that Mr Drinkall can accuse parents, pupils and staff of “nimbyism” in their campaigning for a high quality local school for local children, beggars belief".

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 10:29am

By Debbie Andre