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.

Save Westridge Farm campaigners urge residents to attend planning meeting tonight

save westridge farm sign

The meeting takes place at the Methodist Church on Garfield Road, Ryde and starts at 7pm sharp. If you want to hear what the Ryde TC planning committee has to say, make sure you're there.

Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 3:15pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

EU Referendum: Isle of Wight results announced (Updated)

EU ref count

The counting officer has returned the results for the Isle of Wight in the EU Referendum.

Friday, 24th June, 2016 2:54am

By Sally Perry with 66 readers' comments

EU referendum: Every vote matters

Vote graffiti

A Referendum isn't decided in the same way as a national election, so here are the details of how tonight's EU counting will work. OnTheWight will be providing live coverage from the local count from 10pm.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 8:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

EU Ref: Did you postal vote? Important to read this

eu ref polling card

Unless you returned this slip your EU Ref postal vote will not count.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 2:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

More public involvement could help Island’s financial crisis

Abacus :

A number of strategies to tackle the financial crisis of the Isle of Wight were discussed at the public meting held on Saturday.

Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 8:48am

By Diana Conyers with 100 readers' comments

UKIP’s reflections on last three years at IW Council and their hopes for the future

Daryll Pitcher

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their “view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months”. Here’s what UKIP's Daryll Pitcher had to say.

Sunday, 19th June, 2016 12:52pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 31 readers' comments

The Liberal Democrat’s reflection on last three years at IW Council and their hopes for the future

Reg Barry

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their “view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months”. Here’s what Liberal Democrat Reg Barry had to say.

Friday, 17th June, 2016 10:13am

By Reg Barry with 61 readers' comments

The Conservative’s reflection on last three years at IW Council and their hopes for the future

Dave Stewart

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their “view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months”. Here’s what Conservative's Dave Stewart had to say.

Thursday, 16th June, 2016 7:49pm

By Dave Stewart with 61 readers' comments

Island Independents’ reflection on last three years at IW council and their hopes for the future

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their “view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months”. Here’s what Island Independents' Jonathan Bacon had to say.

Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 8:11am

By Jonathan Bacon with 68 readers' comments

Labour’s reflection on last three years at IW Council and their hopes for the future

Geoff Lumley

With the Isle of Wight council elections less than a year away, OnTheWight asked leaders of all the political groups for their "view on how things have been since the last election and your hopes for the next 11 months". Here's what Labour's Geoff Lumley had to say.

Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 4:18pm

By Geoff Lumley with 66 readers' comments

Letter: Will we be forced to limit number of people retiring to the Island?

elderly people clapping

A quarter of the Island's population are over the age of 65, compared to an average of 16.6% in England. It could result in the health and social care system facing a funding shortfall of £52 million by 2020. This reader ponders on how the problem can be fixed.

Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 8:35am

By Martin Young with 50 readers' comments

IW businesses to control WIGHT BID levy spend says Visit IW boss

iw tourism - family on beach

On the eve of the WIGHT BID Ballot papers being dispatched by IW Council, David Thornton from Visit IW shares this message.

Monday, 13th June, 2016 5:34pm

By David Thornton with 27 readers' comments