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 how to get loan advice from Credit Union staff at IWC Help Centres

Credit Union Scrabble

Island residents considering taking out loans can now get expert advice at two Isle of Wight Council help centres.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

IW first choice Primary schools higher than National, down on last year


The council received more 'on time' applications for pupils wanting to join Primary schools this year, with over 1,300 pupils applying for places.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 3:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Enterprise responds to fourth Ofsted report since Special Measures

Cowes Enteprise College:

Cowes Enterprise College claim it has once again received the 'best possible feedback' from Ofsted inspectors as it continues its steady progress towards recovery.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 11:05am

By Glynn Taylor with 4 readers' comments

Find out how the Isle of Wight did in the latest Good Beach Guide survey

Sandown Beach:

The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide survey gives ratings for water quality. Find out how your nearest beach was rated.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Windows XP now vulnerable to attack: But still on over half of council’s PCs

Windows XP support has now expired

After five years' notice, last week Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP, but still over half of the council's computers haven't been upgraded, leaving them potentially vulnerable to attacks.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Friends launch 1,000 signatures in 100 days petition to Save Frank James

Frank James Hospital:

The petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to serve a Statutory Repairs Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes has already gathered over 500 signatures online.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 8:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 3 readers' comments

Decision on Royal York Hotel plans revealed

Royal York Hotel, Ryde by Benjamin Tonner

The proposal to redevelop the derelict hotel was well supported by the local business community.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Could new floating bridge be funded through Solent LEP?

Floating Bridge

If a bid to the Solent LEP for a new floating bridge at Cowes goes ahead and is accepted, it'll take the pressure off the Isle of Wight council, who are facing a £3m bill to keep it running.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:31am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge back in service earlier than expected

Floating bridge :

The floating bridge will come back into service earlier than initially scheduled following annual maintenance and its inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:26am

By IW Council Press Office

New facilities for social work teams on the Island

Ian Ward and Richard Priest opening new children's services facilities

A new base for two social service teams will mean an improved environment for those needing help as well as for those providing it.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 7:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Island Roads buys new line painting vehicle

Spencer Jarman

A new road marking vehicle and crew are currently improving highway safety across the Island.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 12:06pm

By Rebecca Tuck with one comment

No date given for continuation of works on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff works taken close to the ground - SRP

With the contractor, John Peck, having removed their machinery and site office, residents are wondering when the works will start again.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 11:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments