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.

Council want your views on their Help centre service


A consultation has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council on proposals to encourage residents to make greater use of Internet and telephone enquiries.

Thursday, 28th May, 2015 12:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Register office to move during Isle of Wight Festival

Wedding rings

The Isle of Wight Council's register office will temporarily move to County Hall in Newport during June's Isle of Wight Festival.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 9:50am

By IW Council Press Office

Popular path near Quarr Abbey resurfaced

Quarr Road

More visitors to Quarr Abbey can now enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride to the monastery without need to take their cars, says Cllr Hillard

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 11:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

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 37 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Leader calls for two full council decisions to be rescinded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