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.

Conference on social services a success

Elderly Lady

Over 200 people attended a social services conference on the Island yesterday (6 October 2015).

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 12:00pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

The ‘Explosive’ at Lynnbottom Tip … that wasn’t explosive (updated)

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

An 'explosive device' has been found at Lynnbottom Tip. Unsurprisingly, it's currently closed, while the device is being tackled.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11:35am

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ’empty homes’ below government target

Mayfield Rd empty home

The number of empty homes on the Isle of Wight is continuing to drop, with the Island well below the government target of 3.7 per cent of housing stock.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 11:36am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Dave Burbage resigns as Managing Director of the Isle of Wight council (updated)

Empty seat

It's not a huge surprise - he'd wanted to promote an internal officer to Chief Exec. Councillors said they'd like to look at fresh talent. Here's what we know so far.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Replica 17th Century documents heading to museum in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

The replica documents relating to former Newport, Isle of Wight Member of Parliament, Sir Richard Worsley, will be presented to the Isle of Wight County Museum in Virginia, USA by Whitwell residents visiting the area.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 10:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Academy given approval to close due to declining pupil numbers

Nicky Morgan

Parents are urged to attend a meeting being held at the school on Thursday to discuss its future following approval from the Secretary of State for the school to close at the end of the year.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 4:00pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council undertakes to use small local businesses to provide goods and services

Signing the accord

The Isle of Wight Council has signed an accord designed to ensure it supports, communicates and consults effectively with the local small business community.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Island Roads to target busy roads in East Wight

Roadworks signs

Island Roads to carry out work they're contracted to do newsflash! Three busy stretches of road in the East Wight are shortly to be upgraded say Island Roads.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 1:46pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Another gold medal for Ventnor Park

Ventnor Park

We've always loved Ventnor Park, as you wander through it, you can just imagine Victorian families doing the same over 100 years ago. The Gold Medal is well deserved.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015 2:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive access road won’t go ahead for at least a year

stop sign on pavement

Just when you think things can't get any worse. The residents have now been told that the Western access road won't be rebuilt for at least 11 months.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 2:56pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: The ‘potential’ of rare bats adds to ongoing saga

Undercliff Drive - SSSI sign on site of cut down trees - Jun 2015

As if the landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive who have been in a "living hell" for the last 18 months hadn't been through enough, the possible discovery of rare bats brings further delays.

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015 2:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Live coverage of September Executive meeting

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

The land swap at Undercliff Drive, the D-Bid and commercially sensitive bids for capital funding are all on the agenda for the Isle of Wight Executive meeting tonight.

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 5:57pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments