Councillor Andrew Garratt
Party: Liberal Democrats
Electoral Division: Parkhurst and Hunnyhill
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78 Worsley Road
Isle of Wight
Phone: 01983 524623
Term of Office
- 04/05/2017 -
Councillor Andrew Garratt – Parkhurst Ward
Working with residents, engagement with the Ministry of Justice about the unadopted roads on the prison estates is finally getting some results. Several streetlights have been repaired or replaced, including Prior Crescent, Hampshire Crescent and Standen Avenue. I will keep pressing the MoJ for action on the remaining streetlights, and on the many roads and pavements in very poor condition.
I have taken up issues arising from construction of the new St Mary’s junction. An example is getting better signage for when Forest Road has been one-way. Many drivers thought signs were diverting to a non-existent route to Forest Road which had seen extra traffic in Whitesmith Road, Albany Road, and Worsley Road.
I keep pressing Island Roads about the quality of their work on roads such as Hunnyhill and Noke Common, and for action on roads that still need resurfacing such as the southern length of Albany Road, Banner Lane and Catherine Terrace.
For the foreseeable future responding to the Covid-19 pandemic will dominate council thinking. The response from communities to help each other out has been amazing and we must build on this. The priority is keeping us safe, so we must ensure the council’s public health team is the best possible. Jobs have been lost and many businesses are under threat. I shall press the council to focus on business support and economic development – doing so in ways that respond to the other great threat we face in climate change. I have also supported calls for a rethink on the Island’s planning strategies. We need to do all we can to protect and enhance our green and open spaces, and where there is development ensure a low carbon footprint is at its heart.