Councillor Stephen Hendry

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Party: Conservatives

Electoral Division: Osborne

Contact information

Home address: 
St James Villa
Church Path
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6RL

Bus. mobile:  07595 113289

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 20/06/2019 -

Annual Report

Councillor Stephen Hendry – Whippingham and Osborne Ward


I was elected to serve as Councillor for Whippingham and Osborne in a by-election in June 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who voted for me.


Since being elected I have taken a seat on the Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Children's Services, Education and Skills.


The proposed Crossways development has been looming over the ward. I listened to residents and stood with them in opposing the scheme. I pressured my colleagues regarding the housing number, and it was removed. When speaking at the planning meeting the lack of this number was the key reason for the planning application deferment. The scheme has gone back to the drawing board. If it comes up again, I will work with you to see the best outcome of the site.


Hopefully, in the next year, we will see the completion of the Saunders Way link road and a resolution to the challenges of the coastal path.


Away from my Council duties I am involved with the community through taking part in the various activities that are so important to the residents of Whippingham and East Cowes. I sit on East Cowes Town Council and attend Whippingham Parish Council meetings. I am a Governor at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School and Chairman of the East Cowes Sea Scout Group.


Although I do not hold regular surgeries as such, I will make myself available at any time to help with any problems residents may have, should the need arise. The best way to contact me is via email,


I am proud to represent Whippingham and Osborne on the Isle of Wight Council and will continue to give my best in the forthcoming year. I would finally like to thank my residents for their continued support.



Stephen Hendry

April 2020