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.

Undercliff Drive: The mystery behind asbestos claims

Undercliff Drive - asbestos?

The Isle of Wight council won't reveal what type of asbestos, nor how much was found in the rubble used by Islanders to re-patch the land-slipped Undercliff Drive. Some are suspicious of the claims, saying that a reputable building supplier was used.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Dinosaur Britain: Isle of Wight hits the TV screens again

Dinosaur Isle

The Isle of Wight features in 'Dinosaur Britain', a two part programme to be broadcast on ITV on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Freshwater and Sandown residents encouraged to go online for council help

White computer keyboard

There are changes afoot at Freshwater and Sandown Help Centres, so residents are being encouraged to help save the council money by going online for services they might usually do face to face or on the phone.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 8:53am

By IW Council Press Office

Council has solution for ugly rubbish on roads on bin day. Hurrah!

Rubbish bags

Here are details on what the Isle of Wight council is planning as a solution to stop the rubbish that ends up on many roads on bin collection day.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 1:26pm

By Simon Perry with 31 readers' comments

Island Line franchise: Conservative councillor moves against MP’s position

Islandline trains

A call for the council to lobby the DfT to ensure Island Line remains within the South Western Franchise will be voted on next week. It goes against the MP's idea of a Community Interest Company running the line.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Best behaviour now: Island Roads might be filming you

Thorncross CCTV warning 170815

Island Roads are equipping their road-working staff with body-worn video cameras, apparently to capture those who don't pay attention to Stop/Go signs or who shout at workers.

Friday, 21st August, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2015 GCSE results rise say council

Molly Bartlett, Josie Kattenhorn, Rhiannon Taylor & Megan Cooper from Ryde Academy

The early results reported by the Island’s six secondary schools show that 48% of pupils achieved five A*-C GCSE passes, including English and mathematics, up from 45% in 2014.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 3:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

Leading dinosaur experts head to the Isle of Wight

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle will be playing host to some very high profile Dinosaur experts next week.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 10:22am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Island Line: MP needs to start listening to the public say Campaigners

Andrew Turner - Top 5 Things - 12 Jan 2015

Campaigners say it's essential the Island's MP starts listening to Island residents on the future of Island Line trains as a matter of urgency and ask him to name a date in the next couple of weeks when he can attend a public meeting.

Monday, 17th August, 2015 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor pioneers breast-feeding in the chamber

Luisa Hillard and baby teddy

As World Breastfeeding Week draws to a close (last week), it is important that women who choose to breastfeed their babies feel comfortable to do so wherever they choose to do so; something that the Isle of Wight Council supports.

Friday, 14th August, 2015 12:27pm

By IW Council Press Office with 29 readers' comments

A Level and Vocational success for the Isle of Wight

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Post 16 students studying in the Island’s sixth forms have been successful this year in national A-level examinations and vocational qualifications.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 2:18pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Hammerhead crane repairs now underway

Hammerhead crane

Repairs on the Cowes Hammerhead Crane have begun as part of works to secure the long term future of the historic structure.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 1:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment