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 9 readers' comments

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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