Letter: We need radical change at grassroots in Island politics to be competent

empty chairs in a room

Independent candidate, Michael Lilley, explores the issue of a lack of candidates for many town or parish council wards in the upcoming elections

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 6:12pm

By Michael Lilley with 20 readers' comments

‘Our Ryde’: Residents step up to the plate to support and help their community

Our Ryde candidates

A bunch of Ryde residents, under the mentoring and support of two councillors, have formed a group called Our Ryde and are standing as candidates in the upcoming election

Tuesday, 6th April, 2021 9:02am

By Michael Lilley with 9 readers' comments

Petition calls for end of ‘large scale development on greenfield sites in Ryde

Land at Westridge Farm 2021

A petition has been launched calling for a halt to large-scale developments on greenfield land in Ryde. Full details within

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 11:41am

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: Plans for a further 900+ homes in Ryde moves a step closer

Drawing blueprints by Lex Photography

Cllr Lilley says there is no agreed master road infrastructure plan, and no plans for community/education/job creation/health infrastructure and adds that in his view, Ryde Town Council has been totally ignored

Monday, 11th January, 2021 6:56am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Save Westridge Farm 4,000+ strong petition heads to planning committee today

Archie Holliday's Letter 29.11.20 - Save Westridge Farm

Cllr Lilley will present a 4,000+ strong petition to the Isle of Wight council planning committee today, and explain legal advice about infringement of the children on the farm's human rights

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 7:55am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

nicholson road ryde - artists impression - copyright RCKa

Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Start saying ‘No’ to cruelty of putting in large planning applications during Covid

artist's impression of West Acre Park

Councillor Lilley says residents need to start standing up and saying no to large scale developments that "destroy our green fields and farming"

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 9:23am

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Business as usual in Ryde for developers, despite Covid-19

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Cllr Lilley says the world has changed considerably due to Covid-19 and is calling for a halt to all large scale planning applications to allow time to reassess need

Monday, 25th May, 2020 11:32am

By Michael Lilley with 11 readers' comments

Call for greater equality for Isle of Wight residents through an Act of Parliament

houses of parliament at night

As he has done for the last two years, Cllr Lilley is seeking Isle of Wight council support calling for an Act of Parliament to give the Island better recognition, Island status and powers to create a better future

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 8:14am

By Michael Lilley with 11 readers' comments

Investing in local solutions to climate change will creates jobs on the Isle of Wight, says councillor

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Cllr Lilley says the £1m fund would not only tackle climate change, but create high-skilled and well-paid jobs for Islanders. The money would come from the £12m reserves

Monday, 24th February, 2020 9:03am

By Michael Lilley with 9 readers' comments

Pancake challengers to flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness in Ryde

Michael Lilley flipping pancakes

The three-year champion, Wayne Whittle, encourages challengers to try and beat his record, whilst supporting worthy causes

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:53am

By Michael Lilley

Call to support more young men talking during Men’s Mental Health Month

Unhappy teenager

Cllr Lilley says Ryde has the highest number of suicide attempts on the Island and needs to get young men to start this month to chat

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11:13am

By Michael Lilley