Working on behalf of the Community
Michael Believes in:
“Working for you in a changing world
to make Ryde Appley and Elmfield a better place to live”
Save Westridge Farm, Green Space and Climate Change
– Saving this historic and sustainable farm and the green space it encompasses is essential for a climate change strategy. Improve and increase green space available to residents and visitors.
– Campaigning for real Social and Affordable Housing through small housing projects on brownfield sites in Ryde.
Celebrate Ryde’s assets and rebuild the Town post Covid19
– Revitalise our Town’s economy, support our businesses, create jobs and celebrate our heritage.
Support our Young People, Care for our Elders and Create an Accessible Environment for All
– Have inter-generational and access polices that create inclusivity and sustainability.
Mental Well-Being of all residents and community
– Make sure all Ryde residents and families, post Covid19 get the support at local level as a priority.
During Ryde Town Council staff checks yesterday it came to light that the ladies toilets at Appley had been vandalised yesterday afternoon/evening. Two of the three wallgate units have been smashed along with some , toilet roll holders and damage...
Ryde Appley and Elmfield IWC Ward Meeting on the first Thursday of the month is cancelled in December due to it clashing with Ryde's Merry & Bright event and late night shopping. As Mayor of Ryde, I am heavily involved in the event that...
Join in on the Ryde design games on Thursday 9th and Friday 10 December, to share your ideas on how to improve this historic high street. We are inviting the community to create new configurations for the street. For example; a place to play, a...
Thursday 2 December sees the return late night shopping to Ryde along with the wonderful Merry and Bright Lantern Parade, illuminated trail and, for the first time ever, a magical Christmas tree light switch on! There will be fabulous street...
I visited the Appley Sink hole this week and given a tour by Southern Water. Please see their statement below: "We are pleased to share that the repairs to the collapsed sewer at Appley have been completed. The sewer is now relined and all evidence...
I attended the introduction of the new trains from Ryde Pierhead and Shanklin on Monday, 1st November and it is good to have this line back in operation. It was in 1967, when the last (re-vamped) London Underground trains were introduced and they...
Island Roads have provided the following answer to questions about current (October 2021) traffic problems in Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward: With regards to the traffic management for the Smallbrook junction scheme, this is detailed in the attached...
Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward Meeting – Thursday 2nd September at 7pm at St.John’s Church Hall, High Park Road.
This is the my first IWC Ward meeting since Covid19 began in 2020 and please come along. Meetings will be every first Thursday at 7pm at St.John's Church Hall on High Park Road. I will be updating residents on local issues such as West Acre...
Ryde Carnival 2021: A week-long programme of events (onthewight.com) https://onthewight.com/ryde-carnival-a-rather-bewildering-spectacle-watch-the-show-this-week/ Ticket to Ryde returns with free live music and more (onthewight.com) Ryde this week...
Action demanded as collapsed sewage pipe and flooding brings misery to islanders | ITV News Meridian Tuesday saw leaked sewage onto Appley Beach and the water according to the Environment Agency became unsafe for swimming. I was filmed by ITV...
Michael successfully re-elected
Isle of Wight Councillor and Ryde Town Councillor
Ryde Appley and Elmfield 6th May 2021 Election Results:
Isle of Wight Councillor
832 – Michael Lilley
121 – Conservative candidate
109 – Green Party candidate
Ryde Town Councillor
911 – Michael Lilley (Our Ryde)
550 – Jenna Sabine (Our Ryde)
517 – Lisa Carter (Our Ryde)
164 – Green Party candidate
Monthly Ward Meetings
First Thursday each month 7pm
St. John’s Church Hall, Ryde