Isle of Wight MP calls for more support for independent lifeboats

Crew from Freshwater Lifeboat going out on the water

Bob Seely suggested reintroducing the rescue boat grant fund or providing funding for the protective equipment that both the independent and the RNLI lifeboats have had to buy

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 12:10pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Grants of up to £12,000 for innovative farming equipment: Isle of Wight farmers urged to apply

innovative weather station used in farming

Isle of Wight MP encourages Island farmers to consider how new equipment could help to improve their efficiency and take a look at the grants available to them

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:35am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

MP sets out his vision for UK’s first ‘Island Park’ on the Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay and beyond

The MP shares his vision to create the UK’s first ‘Island park’ with the Government. Details within

Monday, 5th October, 2020 1:26pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Covid-19 testing situation facing Islanders ‘is unacceptable’ says Isle of Wight MP

bob seely outside st marys

The MP has written to Matt Hancock to stress how the issue is more acute here on the Island if there is a need to travel across the Solent to have a test

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 2:38pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 11 readers' comments

Call for work on Isle of Wight sea defences to increase biodiversity

Very first vertipools in Bouldnor

The Isle of Wight MP has asked ministers whether Isle of Wight sea defence schemes could include features to benefit marine wildlife

Monday, 14th September, 2020 12:18pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Support Isle of Wight producers on Back British Farming Day, says MP

isle of wight tomatoes on vines in green house

By sourcing food locally, you will be supporting the local economy and embracing seasonal food, keeping food miles down and helping our farmers to manage the Island's rural environment, says IW Chair of NFU

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 8:46am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

New rules for private car parks ‘a victory for millions of motorists’, says Minister

car parking spaces

New rules for private car parks are set to be introduced, which the Minister responsible says is "a victory for millions of motorists across the country"

Friday, 4th September, 2020 9:02am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight employers encouraged to sign up for new scheme to help 16-24-year-olds

two young women looking at computer

The government has committed to fully fund each “Kickstart” job - paying 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 12:13pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight shopkeepers urged to enter ‘best small shops competition’

The outside of the shop Lesley's Nutshell

Judges will be looking for evidence of entrepreneurial spirit, ways small shops have been innovative and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community

Monday, 10th August, 2020 9:34am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

MP calls for a tailored support package to help the coach industry get back on the road

back Britain's coaches logo

The MP is asking for clearer guidance for the coach industry, so they can get back on the road and support a resurgence of domestic tourism

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 5:01pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

£50 bike repair vouchers issued to encourage residents onto their bikes

bicycles lined up

The first 50,000 vouchers were released last night and given on a first served basis. Details within

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 6:56am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

New legislation planned to to protect residents of park homes and caravan sites

caravan park site next to field of sheep

The Minister says the assessment that the person responsible for managing the site is suitable to do so and of good character, will help target and remove the worst offenders from the sector

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 11:10am

By The Office of Bob Seely