Councillor Dave Stewart

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Title: Leader

Party: Conservative

Electoral Division: Chale, Niton and Whitwell

Contact information

Home address: 
1 Chatfield Road
Isle of Wight
PO38 2DR

Mobile:  07792 670787

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 11/11/2010 -

Additional Information

Welcome to my website page and can I begin by informing you that I am the ward councillor for Chale, Niton and Whitwell and proud to represent the area where I live on the Isle of Wight Council.


I have provided my annual report (May 2012) which is available on the website as well but in addition would like to take this opportunity to share with you some developments since then which have affected my role in the council.


Police and Crime Panel


I have recently been elected as the chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Panel (PCP) which will be overseeing the work of the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) when they are elected in November. This is an interesting role for me, with a background in policing, and will enable me to ensure the interests of the Island are represented and considered within the wider remit of the PCC.


And finally ...


If you have any issues or concerns, you wish to raise with me either in relation to my ward area or my wider council remit please do not hesitate to contact me.


Councillor Dave Stewart

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020


Councillor Dave Stewart   Chale, Niton and Whitwell Ward


As another year comes to an end and a new year begins it is an opportunity to reflect on my activities as Ward Councillor for Chale, Niton and Whitwell. Regular attendance at Parish Council meetings at Niton & Whitwell and Chale enabled me to keep the community informed on local wider Island matters. Contributing to Chale Show was a pleasure and gave help to our local community. In Niton we also had a Soap Box Race in which I made a guest appearance and some good work supporting improvements at Castlehaven. The year also saw two well attended community meetings when I discussed a range of issues including Undercliff Drive, local road safety matters and achieving a solution to the badger sett problem at Bierley. During the year I addressed a number of planning matters for local residents and have been closely monitoring various housing development proposals of local concern. The impact of flooding has also been addressed working with Island Roads to clear streets and gullies that had been blocked. At  the Isle of Wight Council I have been undertaking my duties as leader ensuring we set a lawful and balanced budget, chairing cabinet meetings (one of which was held in Whitwell ) and dealing with strategic matters including the proposal to bring the Tour of Britain to the Isle of Wight. Add to this work with South Western Railways to secure investment for Island Line and attending SLEP (Solent Local Enterprise) meetings. But as I look back over the year a highlight for me was hosting a group of Barton School children at County Hall. Questions about climate change and the environment were very relevant and reminded me where the needs and concerns of future generations are at this time.




Dave Stewart

March 2020