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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Isle of Wight Council issue reminder about changes to waste collection

new waste rules

Some of the 66,000 residences on the Isle of Wight have still not received their new bins or sacks, but the council say they should by 9th May. More on that and other details in this reminder from the council.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 10:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 97 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s LED street lighting: Lessons for mainland council say IW Green Party

Wootton from the skies

Patches of darkness in between street lamps and the choice of blue light are just two of the considerations the Isle of Wight Green Party are warning mainland local authorities to think about when making a decision to change to LED street lights.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:11am

By Daniel James with 159 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight


Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Controversial tidal power scheme gets approval

Rob Stevens

The scheme was strongly opposed by residents on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, but is being hailed as a world-leading scheme that will put Isle of Wight on the map.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:26pm

By Rachel Wild with 28 readers' comments

Over £2m spent on Landfill Tax in 2015, says council

black wheelie bins lids

OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight council for their response to the bin change petition launched last weekend. Here it is in full.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 6:40pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Letter: Young votes could decide EU referendum says Green MEP

euro young person

The Green MEP for the South East believes young voters could hold the key to maintaining Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 2:54pm

By Keith Taylor with 107 readers' comments

Great news: Half a million pounds on its way to the Isle of Wight

Brook Down

The Isle of Wight has had a lot of bad news recently with Government funding cutbacks. This is great news, that's going to enhance the Island.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 3:01pm

By Peter Fellows with 9 readers' comments

EU referendum: Green Party MEP to speak at Isle of Wight debate

Keith Tarlor, natalie Bennett, Michael Lilley

Green Party MEP, Keith Taylor, invites Brexit campaigners to nominate their speaker for this EU Debate taking place on 1st April in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 12:14pm

By Daniel James with 33 readers' comments

Help solve the riddle of back garden butterflies

Peacock butterfly

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is calling on gardeners to help solve the mystery of the UK’s back garden butterflies. Be part of it by taking part in the Garden Butterfly Survey this year.

Monday, 14th March, 2016 8:04am

By Natalie Ngo

10,000 people on the Isle of Wight are living in fuel poverty


Ray Harrington Vail of the Footprint Trust says the price freeze on pre-payment meters will be of some help in reducing the burden of debt for the 10,000 Islanders living in fuel poverty.

Friday, 11th March, 2016 5:07pm

By Ray Harrington-Vail with 8 readers' comments

Standing room only at Frack Free public meeting in Totland

frack free public meeting in totland

There were two meetings this week hosted by the Frack Free Isle of Wight campaign group and two more coming up next week too.

Friday, 26th February, 2016 5:45pm

By Morgan Curtis with 13 readers' comments

Praise for new Christmas tree collection scheme

Christmas tree:

A free natural Christmas tree kerbside collection scheme has proved successful in its first year on the Island.

Monday, 15th February, 2016 12:15pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments