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.

Quality of pavement resurfacing not up to scratch, forcing re-resurfacing (Photos)

Queen's Road pavement resurfacing in March 2015

It's good to hear that shoddy work carried out on behalf of Island Roads is being corrected at no extra cost to the Island, but the inconvenience of closed roads and pavements has not been welcomed by residents.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 10:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Inadequate primary school making ‘reasonable progress’

Hands clasped and thumbs up

Parents and staff will be pleased to hear the Ofsted inspector is satisfied the school is making reasonable progress.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Sudden departure of head teacher

Empty seat

It's not yet known who will be taking over from the head teacher who leaves the school suddenly tomorrow (Friday). We understand the usual notice period for a head is two terms.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Report reveals tourism industry needs stronger support in government

Ventnor Beach:

In his role as Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, Cllr Ian Stephens, adds his comment on the latest Culture, Media and Sport Committee tourism report.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Select Committee to discuss £30,000 parking strategy contract

Sandown explanade -

We'll be reporting live from the meeting tonight. Tune in from 5pm for the live updates if you want to see what the new Select Committee chaired by Cllr Jon Gilbey has to say about parking.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Shopkeeper’s relief as council drop plans to charge for A-boards

The Plaza a-board

There will be cheers ringing out across the Isle of Wight from shopkeepers today after the council Executive remove A-boards and planters from new policy.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Veni, Vidi, Vinci?

Vinci at Versailles

An interesting sign for those following the Highways PFI contract was spotted on a recent trip to Paris by this contributor to OnTheWight.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 10:22am

By Mike Starke with one comment

Ofsted revisit Centre for excluded students

Thumbs up:

The inspector found the Centre is making reasonable progress to exit Special Measures.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 9:36am

By Sally Perry

Beware of Postcode Lottery scam warn council

Postcode Lottery letter cropped

Island residents are being warned by the Isle of Wight Council's trading standards service to watch out for a lottery scam that is targeting elderly people.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 9:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Councillors’ basic allowance could be reduced

Calculator and coins

The Independent Remuneration Panel is recommending a reduction in the basic allowance that Isle of Wight county councillors receive.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015 2:42pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Firefighters to receive long service awards

IW fire with breathing equipment

Firefighters from across the Island will gather at Ryde Fire Station on Thursday 26 March 2015 Tuesday 2015 for a ceremony to mark 20 years of exemplary service.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office

Child sexual and physical abuse lasted almost two decades before being stopped

Fist by endogamia

The failure of many public bodies led to children in one Isle of Wight family being abused, physically, emotionally and sexually in a case that stretches over almost two decades.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2015 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments