Councillor Clare Mosdell

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Party: Conservatives

Electoral Division: Newchurch Havenstreet and Ashey

Contact information

Home address: 
1 Wentworth Close
Isle of Wight
PO37 6QD

Mobile:  07887 912206

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 04/05/2017 -

Annual Report

Councillor Clare Mosdell   Arreton and Newchurch Ward


Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Housing Needs, LA Mental Health Champion


Work in the Ward has been very busy with many challenges especially with work being carried out without correct planning permissions and lots of communications with residents and the Council’s Planning Enforcement Department.


I continue to work with the Council’s Highways Officers, Island Roads and the Police to introduce enforcement of speed restrictions within the ward and encourage safer driving practices.  


It was a fabulous achievement to have a proper Winter Shelter opened at Barton and a more person-centred approach introduced to homelessness.  Housing First was introduced and I am proud of the way the whole Cabinet have agreed that housing is such a priority for those who are vulnerable on the Isle of Wight.   We have achieved now a consistency of ensuring no child is in B&B accommodation for more than six weeks and our innovative approach to tackling homelessness is gaining us national recognition.


With Covid-19 came complex working weeks, but I am proud of everyone within the Council’s administration and leadership team, all the staff within my portfolio who have gone above and beyond,  all the fabulous voluntary sectors and local community and parish/town councils who worked together to show that this Island can and will rise to any challenge with a co-ordinated and efficient approach.  Whoever thought I would know so much about face masks and PPE!


Do I still enjoy my role three years in? Yes, and once again here is to another busy year in the best role anyone could wish to have. It is an honour and a privilege to represent my Ward and the Island.


Clare Mosdell

May 2020