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.

Southern Powerhouse devolution plans for Hampshire and Isle of Wight revealed

devolution map

Plans for the creation of a Southern Powerhouse have now been submitted to Government. OnTheWight has the prospectus

Friday, 4th September, 2015 2:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Possible Undercliff Drive land swap details leaked (updated)

Undercliff Drive SSSI site July 2015 after trees cut down

Papers leaked to the CP apparently suggest the council is negotiating a land-swap deal with the Wildlife Trust. The leak is nearly two weeks in advance of the next Executive meeting and doesn't appear to have even been seen by all Executive members yet.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 8:47pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Council agree recruitment campaign for new Isle of Wight Chief Executive (update)

high flyer

A recruitment campaign to find a new Isle of Wight Chief Executive will be initiated immediately to replace the MD who plans to leave the council in the next six months.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

MP thinks Island line ‘should be in the franchise’ claims councillor (updated)

thomas the tank

Cllr Ian Ward announced last night that MP Andrew Turner wants to include Island Line in the new franchise. It was a surprise to many.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Success for Labour councillors removing austerity-driven council cuts


Members agreed to a Labour amendment in the budget review paper at Wednesday night's council meeting that will ensure alternatives to potential cuts to services are considered first.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 9:35am

By Geoff Lumley with 13 readers' comments

Live coverage of the September full council meeting

Reporting with mobiles

Follow the discussions and debate at the September full council meeting from the comfort of your home of office.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

New home for Island Learning Centre after school gutted by fire

Learning CentreTeam

Pupils and staff at the Island Learning Centre can look forward to starting the autumn term at a new facility in Newport after their premises in Lake was gutted by fire at the end of last term.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: The mystery behind asbestos claims

Undercliff Drive - asbestos?

The Isle of Wight council won't reveal what type of asbestos, nor how much was found in the rubble used by Islanders to re-patch the land-slipped Undercliff Drive. Some are suspicious of the claims, saying that a reputable building supplier was used.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 10:47am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Dinosaur Britain: Isle of Wight hits the TV screens again

Dinosaur Isle

The Isle of Wight features in 'Dinosaur Britain', a two part programme to be broadcast on ITV on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Freshwater and Sandown residents encouraged to go online for council help

White computer keyboard

There are changes afoot at Freshwater and Sandown Help Centres, so residents are being encouraged to help save the council money by going online for services they might usually do face to face or on the phone.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 8:53am

By IW Council Press Office

Council has solution for ugly rubbish on roads on bin day. Hurrah!

Rubbish bags

Here are details on what the Isle of Wight council is planning as a solution to stop the rubbish that ends up on many roads on bin collection day.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 1:26pm

By Simon Perry with 31 readers' comments

Island Line franchise: Conservative councillor moves against MP’s position

Islandline trains

A call for the council to lobby the DfT to ensure Island Line remains within the South Western Franchise will be voted on next week. It goes against the MP's idea of a Community Interest Company running the line.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments