It’s hoped that the meetings will allow residents to bring forward their issues and concerns and to discuss them with election candidates and other members of the public.
Pauline Evans, Our Island Candidate for Sandown South said:
“Our Island is very much about listening to residents and learning what their concerns and issues are. We want to see this approach become part of the way the Isle of Wight Council operates and so we are getting underway with two meetings for people to discuss their issues in the lead up to the elections on May 6th.
“We hope such meetings will subsequently become part of Council activity.”
Jonathan Bacon. Our Island Candidate for Brading and St Helens, added:
“Across the Country where local authorities have engaged properly and successfully with their communities the quality of local decision making has invariably improved. Local authorities should be led by the people who pay for them and not by decision making in private rooms guided by national party political policy and directions.
“The online meetings Our island has held to date have been productive and enlightening have shown the value of this approach.
“We are looking forward to our April meetings and to listening further to the people and businesses who are directly affected by what the Council does or fails to do and who are therefore best placed to say what the Council should do.”
The meetings will take place on Monday 19th April and Monday 26th April both at 19:00. Interested parties should contact [email protected] to receive a link to attend the meetings.