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.

Six hours free (long stay) parking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Parking sign

Don't be mistaken into thinking it's free parking everywhere on Small Business Saturday (5 Dec). The free parking is for long stay car parks only and between 12pm and 6pm.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 3:11pm

By IW Council Press Office

John Metcalfe looks pretty certain to be new Isle of Wight council CEO

John Metcalfe,

Having made it through all of the stages, John Metcalfe, who has been at the council since 1997, is nearly the council's new CEO. Just what is widely-thought to be the formality of the Full Council meeting to go. Here's the story to date.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight care/nursing homes rated Good by CQC

Elderly Lady

Good news for staff, residents and their families as four Isle of Wight care/nursing homes are rated as 'Good' by CQC.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 1:11pm

By Sally Perry

Ahead of Chancellor’s spending review IW council facing cuts of £10.5m

George Osborne

The Isle of Wight council continues to face a significant financial challenge over the coming years due to funding cuts from the Government - so all eyes will be on the Chancellor's spending review next week to see whether he's going to make things easier or worse.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

The George given zero for food hygiene: We have inspector’s report and The George’s reaction

The George Food hygiene report form - Sept 2015

The George in Yarmouth is viewed as a top-tier Isle of Wight restaurant, making their zero rating under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme all the more shocking. OnTheWight has secured the inspector's report detailing eight separate points. We have The George's response in full.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 9:47pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Looks like running Isle of Wight council a popular ambition for would-be CEOs

three chairs

The ambition to lead the Isle of Wight council forward as Chief Executive attracted a whopping 26 applications. Three candidates have been shortlisted and will take part in final interviews tomorrow (Thursday).

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Do you know a talented athlete? They could qualify for support

Northern Inter-counties athletics

The application closing date for support for talented athletes is 31 December. If you know a talented athlete let them know about this council scheme.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight food hygiene ratings are well ranked say council

food hygiene rating

Island businesses are performing well in the Isle of Wight food hygiene ratings, with over 1,800 who serve food achieving four or five out of five.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

Remember that £500k the council mispaid? The court has reached its final decision

fifty pound note

Two years after a payment of over half a million pounds was paid by a council employee to Pihl, a bankrupt company, the court has made their final ruling on what happens to the money.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 5:20pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Island Roads launch ‘ditch it’ campaign to tackle flooding

lood sign by the side of a flooded road in the south of England

A campaign to reduce flooding on roads by reminding homeowners and landowners they have a duty to ensure adequate land and property drainage systems are in place has been launched.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 8:12am

By Claire Robertson with 3 readers' comments

Council seek your views on three Isle of Wight ‘area action plans’

aap map

The three draft plans look at a range of issues relating to land-use and propose various allocations for housing and employment on the Island. Have your say on the plans during the consultation period.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 12:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight tourism ‘on the edge’ is the grim warning from tourism chiefs

empty beach

Three years into a nine-year agreement, the council has formally written to Visit Isle of Wight to confirm it will cease funding because of its own budget pressures.

Thursday, 5th November, 2015 9:54pm

By Abigail Fox with 144 readers' comments