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Mr John Vere Hobart

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John Vere HobartI have been serving on the Isle of Wight Council as Member for Carisbrooke and Gunville since the election in 2009. (re-elected in 2013) During that time I have been involved in a wide range of issues in my ward, working closely with the Newport Parish Council, and serving on a number of committees.

I serve on the steering comittee of the AONB, the Licensing Committee and am Local Authority Governor of Christ the King College, sitting on the SACRE forum. I am also a Friend of Carisbrooke Castle Museum who supply such a wonderful service to Education on the Island.

I am currently a member of the Newport Parish Council Planning Committee, Newport Rivers Group and the Allotments Committee.

I am always available to those living in my ward, and I can be contacted about any issues or concerns that may arise. I am more than happy to meet up and discuss problems in the village and it's surrounding areas.

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About Me

Name: Mr John Vere Hobart
Political Group: Conservative
Electoral Division: Carisbrooke
Address: South Farm
Sandy Lane
Whitecroft
Isle of Wight
PO30 3EA
Telephone: 
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Mobile: 07717 716 663
Biography:  I grew up in the rural centre of the Isle of Wight and went to primary school at the Convent School in Carisbrooke. (Now the Doctors Surgery!)I then attended school in Cowes before going to boarding school on the mainland.

I studied agriculture for 3 years at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, I gained further experience in Southern Africa before returning to the UK to work.

I currently live in Sandy Lane, Whitecroft, with my wife, Kate, and our two sons. Prior to that we lived in Gurnard where I served as member of the Isle of Wight Council. Before that we lived in Cowes where for a number of years my wife and I ran the family hotel business. Whilst in Cowes I served on the Cowes Town Council from its inception.

We are very happy to have now moved back to central rural Wight, to the area where my family lived and farmed for over a century,and where my brother still lives.


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Meeting Attendance

The table below records the attendance over the last 12 months by the councillor at meetings of the full Council, Cabinet (for Cabinet members) and those committees and panels of which the councillor is a member.

Meeting Name Meeting Date Attended Meeting
Full Council 15/11/2017 Attendance
Full Council (Extra Ordinary) 18/10/2017 Attendance
Cabinet 12/10/2017 Attendance
Full Council 20/09/2017 Attendance
Cabinet 14/09/2017 Attendance
Full Council 19/07/2017 Attendance
Cabinet 13/07/2017 Attendance
Cabinet 15/06/2017 Attendance
Full Council 17/05/2017 Attendance
Full Council 17/05/2017 Attendance
Full Council 15/03/2017 Attendance
Scrutiny Committee 07/03/2017 Attendance
Full Council 22/02/2017 Attendance
Scrutiny Committee 07/02/2017 Attendance
Full Council 01/02/2017 Attendance
Licensing Committee 30/01/2017 Attendance
Full Council 18/01/2017 Attendance