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.

Hampshire officers recommend closure of Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College photo from their Website

Officers recommend a merger of Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges on the Medina College site. Approval is also sought for a consultation on the closure to commence in the autumn with a view to closure by 2017.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 9:07pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Here’s what the council leader wrote to OnTheWight today … and our response

Finger wagging

Yesterday OnTheWight straight-reported a publicly available document about a proposed Hampshire-wide Combined Authority with a questioning headline. It looks like the Leader of the Isle of Wight council didn't like that. We wonder why all of this wasn't public to start with?

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 3:02pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

40p return fare for floating bridge in force from next month

20p pieces

Following a decision of the Full Council in February this year, the Isle of Wight Council will reintroduce the passenger charges for the use of the Cowes floating on Monday 20 July 2015.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 10:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to be swallowed by a Hampshire-wide Combined Authority?

Whole of Hampshire and Isle of Wight

A recent letter to Government has been uncovered that Isle of Wight council is open to the idea of being brought into a Hampshire-wide Combined Authority. Would that be a good idea?

Monday, 29th June, 2015 7:01pm

By Simon Perry with 57 readers' comments

A big chunk of £1/2m council paid in error to bankrupt company won’t be coming back


The council say they're pursuing the £500,000+ that was 'paid in error', but fail to mention that a court ruled in April that at least £152,000 had been swallowed up and would not be recovered. Why?

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Villagers will be isolated if bus route is cut say campaigners

Not in service bus:

Many young and elderly residents in Porchfield rely heavily on the number 35 bus. However, plans are afoot to scrap the service completely from September. 16 year old Jodie is fighting the plans and appeals for support.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Council reveal preferred bidder for waste contract

Wheelie Bins

AmeyCespa has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract to deliver waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight for the next 25 years, starting in November this year.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 2:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 35 readers' comments

Funding boost for project to help veterans share their stories

Cheque being presented

Independent Arts receive a grant of £7,000 to help armed forces veterans visit local schools and care homes and share their stories as part of the 'afterWARds' project.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:36pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council confirm Undercliff Drive plans

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

For the record, here's the official word from the council on Undercliff Drive plans.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 9:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Undercliff Drive: Council reveal work schedule to residents

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Work on reinstating the road from Niton to the landlocked properties on Undercliff Drive starts this week. Residents can expect to be able to use the road to their properties later this year.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Armed Forces Day to be marked this morning at 11am


All are welcome to attend St Thomas' Square in Newport for the Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 9:39am

By IW Council Press Office

Pupils to experience war time evacuation at Steam Railway

Havenstreet railway

Children from twelve Isle of Wight schools will discover what it was like to be evacuated during World War II.

Friday, 19th June, 2015 11:21am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment