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.

‘Potholes blitz’ underway across the Island say PFI contractor

Island shaped pothole :

If you were concerned about the number of potholes across the Island, you'll be pleased to hear the PFI contractor, Island Roads, will be having a blitz on them.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 4:14pm

By Gavin Foster with 12 readers' comments

Many Isle of Wight projects to benefit from sustainable transport grants

Cycling Island:

The Isle of Wight Council will be funding more than 15 sustainable transport projects under the government's latest Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about the West Wight coastal strategy

Totland 'sea defences' Nov 2013 1 - Isle of Wight council

The public are being invited to two presentations and workshops as part of the development of a new coastal strategy for the West Wight.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 2:55pm

By IW Council Press Office

Don’t rush school consultation responses is message from the council

Using an ipad

Responses are being sought from across the Island in particular from pupils and parents, but the message from the council is to take your time, ensure you are informed and your views could help shape education on the Isle of Wight for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New intelligent traffic signals planned across the Island

Island Roads - new traffic signals

Island Roads say the work under the Highways PFI programme is the biggest overhaul of traffic signals and pedestrian crossings ever undertaken on the Island.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 1:59pm

By Gavin Foster with 21 readers' comments

Millionth visitor celebrations planned at Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

A milestone is nearing at Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown, with the one millionth visitor expected through its doors on Sunday 8 February.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 2:41pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

How many parking tickets do you think were issued last month?

Parking ticket machine:

We've all been there at some point in our lives. That moment when you return to your car and see a bright yellow envelope glaring at you from the windscreen. But have you ever wondered how many of those are issued each month?

Monday, 26th January, 2015 12:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Council invite bids to manage the Isle of Wight countryside


The Isle of Wight Council is inviting expressions of interest in taking over the running of its countryside estate and service – with the aim of protecting and enhancing the existing estate and improving public access and voluntary sector involvement.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 8:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 59 readers' comments

Council move to defeat Undercliff Drive residents again

Water filled barriers being added in Undercliff Drive

Barriers that were installed in October last year to stop landlocked residents of Undercliff Drive using the volunteer re-patched section of landslipped road have once again been put in place.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 3:54pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers and Flood Plan meetings today


If you live in Ryde, you might want to attend either of these meetings later today. They feature the Flood Plans for the area as well as the Pennyfeathers development.

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ian Stephens makes it official, but is unavailable for comment

Sunday Politics Show - Ian Stephens

Some might find it strange to choose to announce you're standing as a candidate in the General Election on a day when you're busy with meetings and not available for comment until much later in the day. Bit odd?

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 11:54am

By Ian Stephens with 39 readers' comments

Ian Stephens to stand as Independent candidate for Isle of Wight MP

Ian Stephens

OnTheWight learns the real reason why leader of the Isle of Wight council, Ian Stephens, stood down from his role at last night's Full Council meeting.

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 8:15am

By Sally Perry with 97 readers' comments