Councillor John Medland

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Title: Independent

Party: Alliance Group

Electoral Division: Freshwater South

Contact information

Home address: 
3 Tennyson Court
Avenue Road
Isle of Wight
PO40 9UU

Mobile:  07543 309219

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 02/05/2013 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020


Councillor John Medland – Freshwater South Ward


On the Isle of Wight Council I have attended all meetings of the Full Council and have also been a member of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, the Harbour Committee and act as an IWC representative trustee on the Board of Community Action Isle of Wight.  I have also attended two meetings of the Cabinet.

I also attend the monthly Main and Planning meetings of Freshwater Parish Council and once a month have a co-ordinating meeting with Cllr. George Cameron and the Chair and Clerk of Freshwater Parish Council.  I am a member of the Brookside Clinic Patients Participation Group,

A major local issue was making a case against the IW Council’s plans to impose high housing development targets on the village.

Another major local issue was over the future of the primary school in Freshwater.  In February 2019 the IW Council recommended its closure of All Saints Primary to meet the rapid decline of the relevant demographic cohort.  The campaign to prevent this meant weekly meetings and extensive research to contest the Council recommendation which was ultimately changed to a rebuild of the school under the management of the Shalfleet-Yarmouth School Federation.

The Traffic Regulation Order for February renegotiated the previous year was finally implemented.  The transfer of Freshwater Bay Esplanade to Freshwater Parish Council was completed.

I hold surgeries on the last Friday of the month from 10-11 at the Mini-Market at the Memorial Hall.  I also regularly attend the ‘Our Place’ Café held each Tuesday morning at the Sports and Community Centre and attend meetings of local organisations.  In particular I was a director of the All Wight Now Committee which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1969 festival and Chairman of the West Wight Community Partnership.



John Medland

March 2020