Portsmouth Council in line for award for innovative electric car charging points

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The city council’s electric car charging scheme was the first in the UK to supply power through this innovative approach.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Car Park built without permission must be removed say Isle of Wight council

Car park

The council said the car park has resulted in an over provision of car parking and would likely to lead to increased use of the existing ‘substandard’ junction.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 2:31pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Our town and village are now at capacity say Isle of Wight councillors

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The Isle of Wight council say there is a lack of suitable housing, but councillors say their areas are at capacity.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:11am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Sex offenders make up 98 per cent of Isle of Wight prison population, latest figures reveal

radar prison

The latest report from HMP Isle of Wight shows an increase in assaults on staff and large rise in incidences of prisoner self harm and a surprisingly older population.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 10:27am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council scrap plans to relocate West Wight primary schools

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To avoid the legal costs of taking the matter to court, the council is now exploring other options.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 5:57pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council say they ‘make no apologies’ for enforcing school absence fines

School sign

The Isle of Wight council says that income from the fines has to be used on the administration of the process and securing better attendance from pupils.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 6:27pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council Cabinet scrutinised over Public Health decision

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Cllr Michael Lilley said he wanted to ensure that no corners had not been cut. Cllr Mosdell had to leave the chamber to compose herself, saying she was 'cross'.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 12:21pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Plans for Isle of Wight Sculpture Gardens lodged with council

elmlea cottage and garden

Sculptures to be curated, produced and displayed in the cottage and garden.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 10:31am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for new Isle of Wight Brewery be based on fun and humour

goddards 25 years

The plans include an indoor viewing deck looking over the brewery as well as a bar area serving light refreshments.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 4:01pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Pennyfeathers: Could be 2022 before ‘stark wasteland’ is developed on, says councillor

Pennyfeathers revised :

Cllr Lilley says that although the developer has technically tidied up, made it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, visually now it's a stark wasteland. The agent calls it scaremongering.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 3:20pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

12 months leave granted for Councillor due to ill health

Empty seat

Voting against the extended leave, Cllr Brodie said, “We're not doing a job, we're elected to represent people. When you have a significant illness, are you really up to it?"

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 9:42am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Forest Road traffic lights could be considered once investigation and inquest complete

traffic lights

The petitioner said it had nothing to do with the police investigation or Coroner's Inquest and that the road was recognised as one of the most dangerous rural roads in the country.

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 1:53pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments