Isle of Wight council funding pledge to help reduce child poverty

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Thanks to a motion by Cllr Michael Lilley, the Isle of Wight the council unanimously voted to prioritise funding to reduce child poverty ‘significantly’ over the next five years.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 4:35pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Dementia residents woken up as early as 4.30am, say CQC

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Although the Ventnor care home was found to 'require improvement' in four areas it was found to be 'good' for care and the management say it is fully committed to working with the CQC.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 4:23pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Planning application should be withdrawn say residents and parish council

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Residents (including the landowner) and the parish council say they have not been consulted properly on the proposed scheme and insist it is withdrawn pending "proper consultation process and consideration of alternative measures".

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 4:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Councillors to receive 4,000+ strong petition against changes to Newport parking charges

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Over 4,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to scrap their plans to introduce charges for overnight on-street parking in Newport. It will be presented to the full council on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 12:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

No-deal Brexit planning to counter possible 20 mile motorway lorry park

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Leader of the council say they are planning for a no-deal Brexit and the possibility that 20-mile section of motorway in Hampshire could be closed and turned into a lorry park if there are severe delays at Dover or Calais.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 3:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council failed to making £1m of proposed savings

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Scrutiny councillors have tonight (Tuesday) reviewed the savings that were, and were not, achieved, and whether the £1 million will be carried over next year.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Glamping pods plans for young people with learning difficulties

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Plans have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council, looking to expand outdoor education facilities for young people with learning difficulties.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 8:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to expand Escape Room business in Newport

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Compared to the existing premises in East Cowes, the new site in Newport will be more accessible; with step free access to all rooms, more variety of escape rooms with a more immersive feel, and a larger waiting room.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 9:10am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Plans to convert a disused church into homes

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Plans to convert a disused church into two homes will help the ‘continuing drain on the already stretched resources' of the Church.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 8:56am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Director of Isle of Wight regeneration pleased with progress so far

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Chris Ashman says regeneration is a long term gain, "it’s a five or ten year process" and updates on several of the planned developments.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 4:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Council’s appeal to reduce 880 backlog of highways requests

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The Isle of Wight Council has written to all town and parish councils, asking for help to prioritise a list of 880 highways requests, but say they won't be started until April 2019.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 2:07pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

87 year old discharged from hospital without care plan now in critical condition: NHS decline to comment

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Diagnosed with pneumonia, 87-year-old Molly was sent home from hospital with no support plan in place. Her children say the care they've had to provide has been exhausting and unsustainable. Nine days later Molly was rushed back to hospital in a critical condition.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 9:51am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments