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.

Find out who all the new chairmen of council committees are

annual council meeting - may 2015

Chairmen and chairwomen that is, all elected at the Annual Council meeting held on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

New Vestas production company named preferred bidder for Navitus Bay wind farm

MHI Vestas production area

Good news for blade manufacturing on the Isle of Wight as MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is named as preferred bidder for the proposed Navitus Bay wind farm.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 10:10am

By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments

Live coverage of the IWC Annual Council meeting – May 2015

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Follow the discussions and debate at the annual council meeting from the comfort of your home of office.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 6:00pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Leader calls for two full council decisions to be rescinded

County Hall:

Members of the full council will be asked tonight to vote on a motion to rescind two decisions made at the last meeting.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Get used to increased disruption on the roads’ say council

Road closed works and traffic lights

Residents of the Isle of Wight are being warned that they will need to get used to increased disruption on the roads while the road network is upgraded under the Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 3:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Ventnor gets go ahead to take on four car parks

Green traffic light

The town council say there’s plenty of scope to increase the capacity of the four car parks and any income above the pre-agreed level will go to support other community services.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Council executive agree to enter private sector investment partnership

Monopoly green houses and coins:

The Isle of Wight Council plans to enter into a new private sector investment partnership to "maximise the benefits of its property holdings in terms of revenue savings and income and capital value".

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 78 readers' comments

Council agree to slash £2.4m off land price in ASDA deal

Fifty pound notes

Council Executive agree to vary the terms of the ASDA lease, but say that if it's not completed by 1st September they'll take legal action against ASDA for breach of contract.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Island Roads refusal to pay landfill costs could cost us £6m


While Island Roads are collecting all of the things the PFI contract tells them they have to - rubbish from street bins, grass cutting, etc - they're flatly refusing to pay to get rid of it. We've got the detail.

Thursday, 14th May, 2015 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Proposal to raise Wightcare charges by £4 per week

Calculator and coins

A two-month consultation on plans to increase the amount the council charges service users for the Wightcare community alarm and telecare service, has been launched this week.

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 9:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Over 200,000 trips made on just three Isle of Wight paths

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Monday, 11th May, 2015 2:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Council to find £750,000 to spend on Shanklin Cliff Lift

Shanklin Cliff Lift

As well as the bridge needing to be completely replaced, 50 year old plant in the motor room needed replacing to extend the life of the lift by 25 years.

Monday, 11th May, 2015 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment