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.

10,000 IW schools days lost in one term under Tories claims council leader

Examination desks

Leader of the council expresses his concern about the Conservative councillors "looking to meddle with the education system again given the disastrous effects the last time they did so."

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

School holiday fines: Councillors call for public consultation on term times

school children writing

Isle of Wight Conservative councillors will be putting forward a motion at the next council meeting to call for a consultation on changing school term times.

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 11:15am

By Chris Whitehouse with 22 readers' comments

Have you got your new wheelie bins or sacks yet?

black wheelie bins lids

With the deadline for all new wheelie bins and sacks this weekend, many are reporting they are still without, despite the extended deadline.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 119 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Tories branded as ‘spineless’ by Labour councillor

look right and left

It sounds as though last night's council meeting might have been one of the most eventful this year.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 12:57pm

By Geoff Lumley with 124 readers' comments

Cross Party support for Island Independent Executive

Smiley faces :

Following last night's voting at the Annual Council Meeting, this response to the outcome from the Island Independents.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 11:22am

By Phil Jordan with 18 readers' comments

No change at the top of the council following Annual Meeting

County Hall

Described by one person attending as "one of the worst meetings ever", at last night's Annual Council Meeting, the Leader and Chairman of the council were voted back into their positions for another year.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Residents thanked for patience over changes to bin collections

amey waste sorting

Amey has delivered 62,430 black wheeled bins, 10,141 green wheeled bins and 3,845 gull sacks over the last month, but not everyone has still received their bins.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight has 99% fibre broadband coverage says council

Isle of Wight 99 broadband

109 rural fibre broadband cabinets have ‘gone live’ around the Island. This combined with the 51,000 premises reached by the private sector means the Island now has 99 per cent fibre coverage.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 9:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Opposition councillors unite over committee chair positions

county hall chamber

The Conservative, UKIP and IMG councillors have joined forces to put a proposal regarding committee Chairs to the administration ahead of tomorrow's Annual Council meeting.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 4:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 26 readers' comments

EU referendum: There’s still time to register to vote

polling station

Want to find out how to vote? Where to go? or even how to register? Find all the details here.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 9:18am

By IW Council Press Office

‘Independent Administration is about People not ‘Political’ labels’ says Leader

County Hall

The Leader of the Island Independents, Jonathan Bacon, has responded this morning to accusations made by Conservative councillor, Dave Stewart, that those who signed up to a campaign against austerity are 'hard left'.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 10:17am

By Jonathan Bacon with 11 readers' comments

Independent councillors accused by Tories of being ‘hard left’

Greg clark with Ian Ward and Dave Stewart

Accused of being 'hard left' because they have signed up to the "Councillors against austerity campaign", Conservative group leader is challenging the "political judgement" of Island Independent councillors.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 7:04am

By Dave Stewart with 114 readers' comments