Letter: How can we canvass or collect signatures to stand in May election during Covid restrictions?

man with face mask and rubber gloves

The Mayor of Yarmouth asks how the May elections can be run fairly if candidates can't canvass or even collect signatures to stand

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 5:34pm

By Steve Cowley with 11 readers' comments

Residents treated to surprise Christmas hampers in Yarmouth and Thorley

Christmas hampers and two Thorley councillors

Cakes, nosegays, and decorations included in the gifts were made by friends and members of Community Hall of Yarmouth and District (CHOYD)

Thursday, 24th December, 2020 3:03pm

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Governors have ‘lost their way’, but West Wight parents still see Yarmouth as school of choice

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the Governors of Yarmouth school have "lost their way" and encourages parents to email them

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Letter: It’s time we invested properly in our children’s education, SEND and their teachers’ pay

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says smaller good schools like Yarmouth Primary will still deliver a good education where they are supported socially and financially by local communities

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 5:25pm

By Steve Cowley with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Is Isle of Wight council killing Yarmouth’s community for cash?

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the relocation of Yarmouth School is "Isle of Wight Council grabbing money for the wrong reasons"

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 12:27pm

By Steve Cowley with 2 readers' comments

Letter: West Wight parents blighted by conflicting messages over planned school closure

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley says parents cannot plan their children's education and schools are blighted by conflicting messages coming out of the Isle of Wight council.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 5:32pm

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Isle of Wight council must ‘ditch this plan’ to disrupt young children’s education

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley believes the Isle of Wight council's plan to close Yarmouth school is disruptive and possibly 'financially irresponsible'. Over 90% of Shalfleet and Yarmouth parents oppose the plans.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 9:59am

By Steve Cowley

Parents to challenge Isle of Wight council decision to close Yarmouth School

children and teachers on grass

A group of well-informed parents are preparing a challenge to the Isle of Wight Council’s current proposal to close Yarmouth CE Primary School. Governors have invited parents to a meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Letter: Plans to close Ofsted rated ‘Good’ primary school ‘an injustice’

Yarmouth School

Grandparent of pupils at Yarmouth Primary School believes Isle of Wight council should revert to their original reorganisation proposal.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 5:09pm

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Who is monitoring the work of Island Roads?

Bouldnor Road

Mayor of Yarmouth, Steve Cowley, says Island Roads failed to plan work adequately and did not consult with the local community. He's concerned other villages and towns across the Island might suffer as a result of similar failures.

Friday, 14th March, 2014 11:53am

By Steve Cowley with 13 readers' comments

Residents turn out in their droves to hear about surgery closure

Yarmouth GP surgery meeting:

Yarmouth Town Council meeting, held Tuesday in School, was packed with residents keen to hear Dr. Gordon Walker answer questions about the closure of Yarmouth Surgery.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 8:47am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Yarmouth Mayor: Island Roads ‘seem to lack fundamental skills in planning and delivering’ of Bouldnor Rd closure

Road closed in dark :

Mayor of Yarmouth, Steve Cowley, says that communications from Island Roads failed on many levels over the seven week Bouldnor Road closure.

Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 12:22pm

By Steve Cowley with 6 readers' comments