Isle of Wight Council

Learn what’s really happening at the Isle of Wight Council at OnTheWight, reported by this award-winning team behind the Isle of Wight news service. Coverage includes the council’s delegated decisions, planning applications, changes in policy and press releases.

Isle of Wight’s SSSI and AONB out of bounds for fracking

Isle of Wight AONB

The Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the news that the government has clarified its policy on fracking, in particular, the areas where it will not be permitted.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 2:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Fire service warn Islanders about chimney fires

House fire

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of the importance of regularly maintaining their chimneys.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 12:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Still no news on recovery of £500,000 payment made in error to bankrupt company (updated)

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The payment was made in error to a bankrupt company after the officer had been tasked with making sure any outstanding purchase orders were cancelled.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 10:07am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

‘Potholes blitz’ underway across the Island say PFI contractor

Island shaped pothole :

If you were concerned about the number of potholes across the Island, you'll be pleased to hear the PFI contractor, Island Roads, will be having a blitz on them.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 4:14pm

By Gavin Foster with 13 readers' comments

Many Isle of Wight projects to benefit from sustainable transport grants

Cycling Island:

The Isle of Wight Council will be funding more than 15 sustainable transport projects under the government's latest Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about the West Wight coastal strategy

Totland 'sea defences' Nov 2013 1 - Isle of Wight council

The public are being invited to two presentations and workshops as part of the development of a new coastal strategy for the West Wight.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 2:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Don’t rush school consultation responses is message from the council

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Responses are being sought from across the Island in particular from pupils and parents, but the message from the council is to take your time, ensure you are informed and your views could help shape education on the Isle of Wight for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New intelligent traffic signals planned across the Island

Island Roads - new traffic signals

Island Roads say the work under the Highways PFI programme is the biggest overhaul of traffic signals and pedestrian crossings ever undertaken on the Island.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 1:59pm

By Gavin Foster with 21 readers' comments

Millionth visitor celebrations planned at Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

A milestone is nearing at Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown, with the one millionth visitor expected through its doors on Sunday 8 February.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 2:41pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

How many parking tickets do you think were issued last month?

Parking ticket machine:

We've all been there at some point in our lives. That moment when you return to your car and see a bright yellow envelope glaring at you from the windscreen. But have you ever wondered how many of those are issued each month?

Monday, 26th January, 2015 12:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Council invite bids to manage the Isle of Wight countryside


The Isle of Wight Council is inviting expressions of interest in taking over the running of its countryside estate and service – with the aim of protecting and enhancing the existing estate and improving public access and voluntary sector involvement.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 8:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 59 readers' comments

Council move to defeat Undercliff Drive residents again

Water filled barriers being added in Undercliff Drive

Barriers that were installed in October last year to stop landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive using the volunteer re-patched section of landslipped road have once again been put in place.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 3:54pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments