Councillor Chris Quirk

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Party: Conservatives

Electoral Division: Shanklin South

Contact information

Home address: 
Apartment 6 Orchardcroft House
53 Victoria Avenue
Isle of Wight
PO37 6LT

Bus. mobile:  07802 705831

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 04/05/2017 -

Annual Report

Annual Report 2022


Councillor Chris Quirk – Shanklin South Ward


I have represented Shanklin South on the Isle of Wight Council for the last five years, and on Shanklin Town Council for the last thirteen, at the time of writing as the Mayor of Shanklin.  Over the years I have played a pivotal role in saving Shanklin Theatre and Shanklin Library and have been Chairman of the Trust that purchased the Theatre and the Old Library since it was set up.  As a founder member of the Campaign to Keep Island Line in the Franchise I was involved in discussion with Government Ministers to ensure a viable future for Island Line.  I continue to be involved with the ongoing provision of these services.


Currently Vice-Chairman of Corporate Scrutiny Committee and also sit on the Policy & Scrutiny Committee for Regeneration & Neighbourhoods and on Planning Committee.  During the term of the previous administration I was Chairman of Planning Committee, and sat on Audit Committee, Corporate Scrutiny Committee, Appointments Committee, Policy and Scrutiny Committee for regeneration and Neighbourhoods, the Members Regeneration Board and the Members Housing Board and I bring this background knowledge and understanding to my scrutiny roles.


My impact on Shanklin includes ensuring that the £6,000,000 funding from Southern Water to improve bathing water quality was spend in Shanklin, resulting in us achieving Gold Standard beach quality standards since then, applying pressure to get Appley Steps repaired and re-opened, and moving regeneration of the Spa Site as a priority regeneration project that will hopefully be built out during the life of this Council.



Chris Quirk

May 2022