Before demolishing County Hall, restructure IW Council for 21st Century, say Our Island

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Jonathan Bacon from Our Island says "We need to get our local economy functioning first and only then look at the housing"

Friday, 2nd April, 2021 5:45pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Our Island announce their first candidates for May 2021 Isle of Wight council elections

Phil Warren

Our Island have announced their candidates for Sandown South, Ventnor West, Ryde North West, Shanklin South and Brading and St Helens in the upcoming Isle of Wight council elections

Monday, 1st February, 2021 8:09am

By Jonathan Bacon with 28 readers' comments

Our Island and Flatpack Democracy on the Isle of Wight

Jonathan Bacon and Peter Macfadyen

Our Island announces an online presentation from the founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement, Peter Macfadyen. Details of what that means within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 8:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 18 readers' comments

Ethical Standards Committee should be reintroduced at Isle of Wight council, say ‘Our Island’

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Former Isle of Wight council leader, Jonathan Bacon, says as councillors don’t seem to be able to behave properly they need to be made to do so. Details within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 10:34am

By Jonathan Bacon with 5 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight political movement ‘Our Island’ sets out aims and introduces candidates

County hall with daffodils by Simon Haytack

Tired by the party political infighting "that has dogged the Island and its Council for so long", Our Island is a new movement that aims to "work together to support the entire Isle of Wight community"

Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 7:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 16 readers' comments

Oil drilling application runs counter to Isle of Wight Biosphere aims, says AONB head

jonathan bacon

The Chair of the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has submitted an objection to UKOG's planning application for an oil drilling well in Arreton. You can have your say on the planning Website

Monday, 20th July, 2020 8:26pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 2 readers' comments

Dave Stewart seeks to restrict opposition Councillors from speaking to IWC partners

Gagged stapled halt stop:

Indie councillors say the email edict from the Conservative Leader restricting how they speak with the council's partners is a blatant attempt to limit their ability to represent their residents and hampers the work of alternative views and proposals.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 10:53am

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Dark Skies: Call for ‘local lighting code’

Milky Way:

The Dark Sky Initiative supports a motion being put to all members at the Isle of Wight full council meeting tonight (Wednesday) calling for a 'local lighting code' to be introduced.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 7:20am

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Call for Rights of Way budget to be increased

coastal path

Cllr Rodney Downer is hoping that Cabinet members will recognise the importance of investing in the Isle of Wight's exceptional rights of way network, where a small investment could yield a 20-fold return.

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 7:16am

By Jonathan Bacon with 2 readers' comments

Local councillor welcomes 20mph limit in Godshill

20mph campaign

The new 20mph speed limit has been agreed by the Isle of Wight Council following years of campaigning.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 10:17am

By Jonathan Bacon with 2 readers' comments

First Island Forum meeting hailed a ‘great success’

Island Forum

The first Island Forum meeting has been hailed a success by organisers and those who attended. Jonathan shares this report from the meeting.

Monday, 11th September, 2017 5:43pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 5 readers' comments

Bacon challenges Whitehouse claim that legal agreement limits what can be said on Platt case

Bacon and Whitehouse boxing

When challenged on if he'd drop the Jon Platt school case, Cllr Whitehouse stated a legal agreement had been entered into by Cllr Bacon with the DfE limiting what Cllr Whitehouse can say. This morning Cllr Bacon says, "there is no such ‘legal agreement’," presenting what he claims as evidence.

Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 11:04am

By Jonathan Bacon with 17 readers' comments