Love the Island

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.

Council win funding for an Isle of Wight ‘car club’

Car plus car club

The Isle of Wight Council has secured £100,000 to develop a car club on the Island to promote more sustainable travel.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 1:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Is the proposed tidal energy scheme a hoax?


This reader returns his thoughts to the work that took place at Flowersbrook back in the mid 1990s and questions the purpose of the proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

Friday, 20th March, 2015 2:49pm

By Anonymous with 8 readers' comments

Green Party MEP launches new report on the housing crisis

Boarded up housing

With homes in the South East now costing 12 times the average salary, Keith Taylor's report on the housing crisis is well-timed.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 12:01am

By Keith Taylor's Office with 19 readers' comments

Could sunniest place in UK finally get solar panels on council offices?

solar panels

Members are being asked to approve a scheme that would see an initial outlay of £45k, but should generate free electricity for three council buildings as well as £4,000 pa income.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 11:29am

By IW Council Press Office with 19 readers' comments

UKIP candidate speaks out against proposed tidal energy centre

Iain McKie

The IW UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate, Iain McKie, expresses concern that the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre "may not necessarily have the right skills available".

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 9:09am

By Stuart Nuttall with 62 readers' comments

Find out how you can help fight the Himalayan Balsam infestation

Himalyan balsam

Natural Enterprise and The Community Fund are hoping to raise £2,000 to fund an ambitious project to control weed infestation in the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 5th March, 2015 7:06am

By Carol Flux with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Tidal energy project ‘another waste of rate payers money’

tidal energy model

This reader calls on the council to dump the tidal energy project and avoid the potential of a costly judicial review of administrative action.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 5:35pm

By Christopher Innis with 31 readers' comments

Share your wildlife stories with Wildlife Trust

Crocus bloom

Did you know that people who live near and experience green spaces have a 50% chance of being more healthy – both physically and mentally? That's good news for Islanders.

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 9:51am

By Lianne de Mello with 2 readers' comments

£3m promised to kick start revival of coastal heritage

Totland pier

A new £3 million fund could be vital to helping kick-start the revival of at-risk coastal heritage around the Isle of Wight and create opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 11:23am

By Erin Rhone with one comment

Your great ideas to improve the Isle of Wight: A final mixed bag

University sign

Read on to see what the remaining great ideas you came up with to improve the Isle of Wight were. They range from creating a University here, providing homes for the homeless, introducing Roe deer to our woodlands, and many more.

Saturday, 21st February, 2015 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

You DO need to provide a reason – not just yes/no – on Tidal Energy plans, MMO now claim

Tidal energy tower

A clarification has been issued by the Marine Management Organisation over the licence application for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre following inaccurate information being given to OnTheWight by their officers.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Love or loath South Wight tidal energy plans: Have your say

Tidal Energy

The Marine Management Organisation considering the tidal energy licence application off St Catherines, Isle of Wight, remind OnTheWight comments on the scheme need to emailed to them by midnight on Friday.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 6:21pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments