Local News

New officer team for the Conservative Association

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association (IWCA) has chosen a new team of Officers for the ensuing year.

At IWCA’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th March the following individuals took office:

Conservatives win Central Wight by-election

The Isle of Wight Conservatives held on to their Central Wight seat after a by-election was called.

Steve Hastings won the seat with 547 votes.

Cllr Hastings said the following after the election result.

IW Council: Conservatives publish budget proposals

 The Conservative Group of Isle of Wight councillors have published more details of their alternative budget proposals ahead of the budget-setting Full Council meeting on Wednesday 26th February.

IW Council: Conservatives push for road safety funding

Conservatives are calling for a £100,000, ring-fenced fund for road safety measures to lower the risks of deaths and injuries on Island roads.The plans, outlined in a letter to Council Leader Ian Stephens, have been announced two weeks before councillors vote on the Island’s budget.

IW Council: Look again at parking and leisure centre charges

Further details of the Isle of Wight Council Conservative Group’s alternative budget proposals have been announced with a suggestion from Cllr Wayne Whittle (Ryde North East) that leisure centres should be run on a “cost neutral” basis to secure their long term future and that proposed hikes in car parking charges should be looked at again.