ONE year on, the leader of the Isle of Wight Council has looked back at the first 12 months of the Alliance administration’s rule to see what has been achieved.

Following the May elections last year — which left the Isle of Wight Council with no overall ruling party — Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox, the Cowes Medina representative, and her colleagues in the Alliance administration took control.

Since then, the minority administration has ruled over County Hall with 17 members, to the Conservatives 18, leaving the four remaining council seats filled by ungrouped members who have the power to sway full council matters.

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In a report to full council, Cllr Peacey-Wilcox said the Alliance started its first year with the aim for the council to work together with the Island communities and to support and sustain the economy, environment and people.

Some of the last year's work highlighted by Cllr Peacey-Wilcox includes:

You can read the full list and report here.

Cllr Peacey-Wilcox acknowledged some achievements were started by the previous Conservative administration and offered her thanks to them for doing so while the alliance worked to ensure they were completed.

She also thanked council staff, cabinet members and councillors for their dedication.

Going forward, Cllr Peacey-Wilcox said they knew the Island had many challenges but the Alliance remained determined to tackle them and make a real difference to Islanders' lives.

Cllr Peacey-Wilcox will present her report to members today, May 18, at the full Isle of Wight Council meeting.