Ventnor & St. Lawrence by-election 21st Dec 2023

With his long-standing relationship with Ventnor, Ray Harrington-Vail can represent Ventnor & St. Lawrence at County Hall.
"Ventnor needs a fair deal. All too often, residents feel neglected compared to the big towns” Ray said.
Ray set up the Warmer Ventnor initiative 10 years ago, through the Footprint Trust and Ventnor Town Council. This initiative has helped a large number of Ventnor residents.




New Lib Dem Councillor!

Sarah Redrup has been elected as a new Councillor in Wootton Bridge. Sarah won the by-election by more than 180 votes and secured nearly half of the vote (47.8 per cent).

The results for the Wootton Bridge by-election are:

  • Sarah Redrup (Liberal Democrat) — 475 ELECTED
  • Ed Hopper (Conservative) — 291
  • Linda Pitcher (Vectis Party) — 178
  • Michael Smith (Green Party) — 48

25 Aug 2023

Millions receiving an Income Tax cut

From Wednesday 6 April 2010, nearly 900,000 people across the country have been lifted out of paying Income Tax while around 23m basic-rate tax payers will get an extra £200 in their pockets.

10 Apr 2011

Youth Service Review - update

It is understood that the date for consideration of the Youth Service Review has been pushed back to 10 May 2011 as councillors have "asked for further detail regarding what alternative arrangements will be put in place before decisions are taken".

10 Apr 2011

Youth Service Review

The future of the Island Youth Service is facing major changes. Tim Wakeley, whose career spans forty years of working with young people including as a Head of Youth Service, has written to all Unitary and Parish councillors. Below is the full text of his letter.

2 Apr 2011

Statement on the Highways PFI

There is still a lot of confusion surrounding the PFI proposals and this is not helped when Cllrs Pugh and Brown fail to provide answers and walk out on meetings where rational debate should be taking place (25th March 2011).

2 Apr 2011

Lib Dems back moves to keep Waterside Pool open in coming year

An amendment was put forward by four members of the Council, including Lib Dems David Knowles and Reg Barry, representing the Ryde area and adjacent wards proposing that the Waterside Pool remains open during 2011-12. As the amendment sets out this was "in response to the strong feelings that have been expressed at the planned closure of this popular facility".

23 Feb 2011