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Minutes pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2021.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Members to declare any interest they might have in the matters on the agenda.


Public Question Time

Questions may be asked without notice but to guarantee a full reply at the meeting, a question must be put including the name and address of the questioner by delivery in writing or by electronic mail to Democratic Services at, no later than two clear working days before the start of the meeting. Normally, Full Council is held on a Wednesday, therefore the deadline for written questions will be Friday, 10 September 2021.




A petition of over 2,500 Island residents has been received.


The petition asks:


That the Isle of Wight Council use the planning process when changing Ryde Esplanade



The procedure for dealing with the petition is:


The petition sponsor, Ms C Foulkes, will have the opportunity to address the Council. (3 minutes maximum) and then the leader will be given opportunity to reply (3 minutes maximum).


Members will have 15 minutes to debate the matter.


Leader to sum up (maximum 2 minutes) and then the petition as stated above will be voted upon.


Chairman's Official Announcements

To receive the Chairman’s official announcements.


Leaders Update Report pdf icon PDF 232 KB

a)              To receive the Leader’s update report (5 minutes maximum).


b)              Members questions on the Leader’s update report (15 minutes maximum).


Report of the Monitoring Officer


Scheme of Co-option - Voting Rights Scheme pdf icon PDF 368 KB

Additional documents:


Political Proportionality, Alternative arrangements, Allocation of seats, Nominations, and Appointments to Committees pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Additional documents:


Motions Submitted under PART 4A, Procedure Rule 9 of the Council's Constitution


By Councillor Martin Oliver

Council notes that:


1)    Her Majesty the Queen has agreed for a competition to be held to grant the prestigious civic honour of ‘city status’ to a select number of towns in the United Kingdom, to mark her Platinum Jubilee.


2)    Local authorities can enter this competition, showcasing their civic pride, interesting heritage and record of innovation, in order to make the case for awarding a town one of these honours.


3)    It is widely recognised that the prestige associated with becoming a city can support efforts to boost prosperity and attract visitors.


4)    The Isle of Wight is one of a minority of English counties without a city; whereas neighbouring Hampshire has three.


Council therefore agrees that:


1)    The Council prepares a draft bid to nominate the Island’s County Town for city status.


2)    It will seek the support of Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council as a partner in this bid, along with local businesses, organisations and the public, particularly in Newport.


3)    The proposed submission is tabled as an agenda item for the Council meeting on 17th November 2021, for approval, ahead of submission to the Cabinet Office by the deadline of 8th December 2021.



By Councillor Steve Hastings

On 18th November 2020, Council asked the then Cabinet to explore the cost and feasibility of acquiring mobile average speed cameras for future use on the Island. On 24th February 2021, Council approved a budget for 2021/22, which included an allocation of £300,000 for purchasing these cameras.


Given that this capital allocation is for the current financial year, Council urges the Cabinet to proceed with the purchase of these mobile average speed cameras without delay, so that they can be deployed as soon as possible for the benefit of communities around the Island.


By Councillor Joe Lever

The impacts of irreversible Climate Change are being felt across the UK and around the world. Global temperatures have increased by over 1 degree Celsius from pre-industrial levels. Without significant and sustained action, the world is set to exceed the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit by 2040. Therefore, the current UK target of net zero carbon by 2050 is too little too late.


According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, limiting heating to 1.5°C may still be possible with significant and immediate action from national and local authorities such as the Isle of Wight, as well as wider society. Investing now would not only help avoid a cataclysmic climate and ecological tipping point but can also bring many benefits in the form of good jobs, breathable towns and thriving communities.


Council notes that: 

  1. Many local authorities are playing an important role in the UK taking action to achieve net zero carbon 
  2. The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill currently before Parliament states that the UK Government must develop an emergency strategy that: 
  1. requires that the UK plays its fair and proper role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with at least a 66% chance of limiting heating to 1.5oC above pre-industrial temperatures;
  2. ensures that all the UK’s consumption emissions are accounted for, including international aviation and passenger shipping; 
  3. ensures that steps to mitigate emissions do not damage ecosystems, food and water availability and human health;
  4. ensures that steps taken to increase the health, abundance, diversity and resilience of species, populations and ecosystems follow the mitigation and conservation hierarchy - avoid, minimise, restore and offset;
  5. restores, expands and enhances the management of natural and cultivated ecosystems to protect and enhance biodiversity, ecological and ecosystem service provision;
  6. ensures an end to the exploration, extraction, export and import of fossil fuels by the United Kingdom as rapidly as possible; and
  7. sets up an independent citizens’ assembly to engage with the UK Government to help develop the emergency strategy.


Isle of Wight Council therefore resolves to: 

  1. Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill;
  2. Inform the local media of this decision;
  3. Write to local Member of Parliament, asking them to support the CEE Bill; and
  4. Write to the CEE Bill Alliance, the organisers of the campaign for the Bill, expressing its support (



Member Question Time of the Leader and Cabinet Member

To receive a reply to a question asked during Members’ Question Time, a question must be submitted in writing or by electronic mail to Democratic Services no later than 5pm on Thursday, 9 September 2021. A question may be asked at the meeting without prior notice but in these circumstances there is no guarantee that a full reply will be given at the meeting.