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.

‘Devolution’ councils vote against having a mayor


The Minister for devolution asked the Hampshire and IW partnership to agree that devolved powers should be given to a new elected ‘metro mayor’ for the area. They voted against the idea.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 6:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

What a transformation! ‘Inadequate’ Isle of Wight schools: Was 11, now only 1

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Want to know why the School Improvement budget is being reduced by £70,000 next year? The number of Inadequate schools going from 11 to 1 has a lot to do with it, says the council leader.

Friday, 12th February, 2016 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Gov review of funding won’t help immediate cash problems says IWC leader

County Hall

The council leader says yesterday's offer from the Minister to review the IW funding does not help their immediate budget setting decision-making and he's also concerned about the lack of timescales to completing the review.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

MP talks of council ‘resources being shared most fully’ – What does that mean?

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Andrew Turner made a second speech in the House of Commons today. Within it he mentions the need for resources being shared most fully. It's unclear what that means.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Minister commits to visit Isle of Wight over funding shortfall

With the huge cuts to funding from the government, the Isle of Wight council are on the cusp of having to slash many services in the coming financial year. However, it appears a frenzy of negotiations yesterday may have paid off.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Wootton main road resurfacing coincides with bridge completion

Wootton Bridge road works

The main road through Wootton will be resurfaced overnight next week to coincide with the completion of restoration works at Wootton Bridge. Watch out for diversions.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 1:59pm

By Gavin Foster

Live coverage of the February 2016 Scrutiny Committee: Budget

Live reporting

Tonight's meeting is important - it's examining the council's budget.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 5:03pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Newport Parish Council set council tax for 2016/17

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The average Band D household in Newport will pay 38.4p per week council tax from April 2016 it was agreed at last night's meeting.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 3:24pm

By Maxine Yule with one comment

Isle of Wight council plea for cash to save services rejected by Government

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The council will now have to make cuts to many discretionary services on the Isle of Wight, after the government snubs their plea for more cash.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 12:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with 49 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council respond to Island Line consultation

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

The Isle of Wight council have submitted their formal response to the DfT public consultation on the future of Island Line. Read the letter from CEO, John Metcalfe.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Roads system freaks out spewing 100s of emails (updated)

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If you've reported a problem to Island Roads through their online reporting system, you may find piles of email in your inbox. Island Roads say they're "working to resolve the problem as a matter of urgency".

Monday, 8th February, 2016 10:35am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council: ‘Disappointment at PM’s stance on IW finances’

County Hall

The council isn't happy with David Cameron's response to being asked how the council will be able to fund itself, after the Government has proposed slashing its payments.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments

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