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Conservative candidates for 2013 local elections announced

With two weeks until nominations close, the Island Conservatives have unveiled a team of 40 candidates, giving every voter on the Isle of Wight the opportunity to choose a Conservative councillor. This includes 17 sitting councillors and 23 new candidates.

IW Council: Newport's Guildhall at the heart of new Island heritage plans

The Isle of Wight Council has unveiled its plans to establish a new County Record Office in the Guildhall, the landmark John Nash building in Newport High Street.In doing so, the Council hopes to be granted a new licence to hold public records and secure the future of these archives on the Island. A licence for public records has not been held by the local authority since 2003.

IW Council: Over 3,000 signatures on petition to re-open Chapel Street

The Newport Conservative Team have secured over 3,000 signatures in support of their petition to see Chapel Street re-opened to traffic flowing from New Street to St James’ Street. The petition, which also called for one way measures to improve safety on the bends in the road, was launched at the end of October.

IW Council: Leader addresses Party Conference

The Conservative leader of the local authority, Cllr David Pugh, has spoken at the Party's annual gathering in Birmingham about the work which is being done on the Isle of Wight to strengthen families and help get local residents into employment.

Michael Mates: Mobile CCTV To Combat Anti-Social Behaviour

CCTV cameras could be brought in to catch troublemakers at the Isle of Wight’s skate park at Freshwater. The idea is one of many being proposed by prospective Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Mates who has pledged to use the latest technology to cut crime.

IW Council: Annual reports for Conservative members now available online

The annual reports (2011-12) of all 25 Conservative members of the Isle of Wight Council are now available online for viewing. These reports summarise what Conservative councillors have been doing for their wards over the past 12 months, along with activity at County Hall.