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.

Plans to cut Isle of Wight mobile library service by a third

mobile library

Forced by Government cuts to funding, the Isle of Wight council is now having to look towards the Isle of Wight mobile library service to save £23,500 annually.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Vandals destroy the replacement umbrella tree during Cowes Week

vandalised tree

Cllr Paul Fuller said it was "really sad that mindless vandals" have caused so much damage to a tree which was so welcomed by the local community.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 8:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems launch Island-wide ‘No Fracking’ petition

green lib dems logo montage

The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have launched a petition objecting to any form of fracking or oil drilling on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 6:28pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 27 readers' comments

Lynnbottom tip reopens

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

The Lynnbottom tip has reopened to the public following groundworks to improve the experience.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 3:19pm

By IW Council Press Office

See a rare Iguanodon skull fossil at Dinosaur Isle

Emily and family

You can now see the rare fossil which was found by Emily Tabassi-Gill and her family, from East Sussex, on a fossil walk led by Dinosaur Isle staff in February.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 10:01am

By IW Council Press Office

Following Isle of Wight Twizy Hire closure – Where did the £36k grant go?

Twizy on the road

Following the shock of the closure of the Isle of Wight business, the obvious questions to follow are about the £36k grant the business received to setup on the Island. Here's what we know so far.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 4:35pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive planning application approved (updated)

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Members of the planning committee considered the planning application by Island Roads to realign the access road for residents to the landlocked area of Undercliff Drive. Officers recommended approval but residents had serious reservations.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 4:06pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

David Hoare: I was wrong on Isle of Wight crime, drug-use and unemployment – It’s Wonderful

jonathan bacon

A massive back-peddling from the Chair of Ofsted, David Hoare, as he admits what he said was wrong, replacing his insults with it's a 'wonderful part of the country'. Let's hope this gets as much national attention as the slurs did.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 1:53pm

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

Amey reveal their new fleet of recycling collection vehicles

New fleet

New state-of-the-art recycling collection vehicles have arrived on the Isle of Wight and are now collecting recycling from over 70,000 households across the Island.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 4:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Personal benefactor saves local school crossing patrol

Smiley lollypops

Town councils and a personal benefactor have stepped up to the plate to help save more school crossing patrols on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Breastfeeding Friendly scheme launched on the Isle of Wight

breastfeeding in cafe

The Isle of Wight council has already been setting a good example having long welcomed breastfeeding mums in its buildings, but the launch of this new scheme aims to spread awareness further.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:29am

By IW Council Press Office

Jon Platt uncertain his school fines battle can continue without support

Jon Platt

Jon Platt says that unless he can get the support of parents all over the country, there is a very real possibility that he'll have to ‘withdraw from the fight’ in the school holidays fines case that is likely to be taken to the Surpreme Court.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments