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

Letter: No to proposed 465 houses on historic farmland in Ryde

Stop halt sign:

Cllr Michael Lilley is calling for a moratorium on all large scale planning applications in Ryde until there is a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure plan and a new Island Plan which has realistic housing targets and recognises climate change, farming needs and the Island's status as UNESCO Biosphere reserve

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Appley Tower’s history celebrated at Monkton Arts Centre exhibition

appley tower

A two-week exhibition celebrating the heritage of Appley Tower in Ryde opens on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 8:36am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s Public Health transfer to Hampshire Council called in for scrutiny

scrutiny committee feb 2018 new layout

Cllr Lilley says that Isle of Wight residents need transparency and honesty about what is happening with this statutory and life-saving/health prevention service.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 5:40pm

By Michael Lilley with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight’s £20+ million reason for an Isle of Wight Act?

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Cllr Lilley says the Isle of Wight will continue to have a financial and legislative gun to its head until we are recognised by Parliament and the Government as an Island.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 9:05am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley

£1,600 raised for Isle of Wight charities at celebration of ‘Extraordinary Islanders’

Cllr Lilley with Katie Barnicoat

The Annual Awards celebrate invention, creativity and skill development and the recognition of creative thought (thinking out of the box) and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 3:50pm

By Michael Lilley

The Isle of Wight needs an ‘Island Act’ not ‘Island Plan’, says Cllr

dormouse looking through the undergrowth

This Isle of Wight councillor says Islanders "need to rise up and demand legislation, so we control our own housing, environmental and economic needs" and not be dictated to by "blinkered politicians".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 8:28am

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Nominate today for second Isle of Wight Papa Owl Awards

Michael Lilley and Muddie

Papa Owl Awards celebrate invention, creativity, skill development, the recognition of creative thought and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island. Tonight (Monday) you'll be able to nominate for the Wise Old Owl Awards and on Wednesday for the Little Owl Award.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:31am

By Michael Lilley

Wight Aviation Museum launches the Rocket Island Project with National Lottery grant

Rocket Island Project

The rich history of Isle of Wight innovation will be celebrated through this new collaborative project, the brainchild of Cllr Michael Lilley, as the story of the Black Arrow Rocket is told in local schools on the Island.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 1:14pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Councillors attempt to call-in the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators : The detail

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Cllr Michael Lilley sets out the detail and shares documents to back up the call-in of the decision to scrap Local Area Co-ordinators, and explains how, in his view, the use of the words “clinically unsafe” prevented an objective decision being made.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 5:53pm

By Michael Lilley with 4 readers' comments

‘Papa Owl Goes to Rocket Island’ out now: See at Literary Festival Youth Zone

Rocket Island Project

You can buy your copy of the latest Papa Owl book written by Michael Lilley and illustrated by Helen Stiles, whilst taking part in a rocket-making activity at the Youth Zone of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Saturday, 20th October, 2018 9:18am

By Michael Lilley