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.

Cash to complete Cowes Enterprise promised by Government

Cowes Enteprise College:

It's not the entire £14.9m that was suggested in council papers last year, but several million pounds has been agreed and will allow high priority work to be completed.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Training exercise for emergency crews hailed a success (photo gallery)

Havenstreet serious incident exercise

The serious incident exercise that took place in Havenstreet last night - testing the skills of fire and ambulance crews - was hailed a success. See our photo gallery of the event.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Primary school cyclists to compete on Pearl Izumi course

Pearl Izumi Racing

Eight primary schools will battle it out to claim to have the best cycling team when the Pearl Izumi Tour Series arrives on the Island on 14 May.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 10:43am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Emergency services to carry out serious incident exercise tonight

Police tape

An exercise is being organised by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to simulate a multi-agency response to a serious incident.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 9:28am

By IW Council Press Office

Have you shared your views on future of A-Level provision?

School desks by booleansplit

The deadline for young people aged 11 to 18 to take part in a survey about A-Level study is nearing.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: An update on renewing access to the area

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

Fourteen months since Undercliff Drive suffered a significant landslip, OnTheWight has been talking to those closest to the situation to find out where progress is, including when the public and residents will be able to gain access again.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 8:13pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

97 per cent of IW parents allocated first choice primary school

School classroom :

From today (Thursday) parents on the Isle of Wight will find out if their children have secured a place at one of their chosen primary schools for the next academic year.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Significant improvements’ at pre-school say Ofsted


The leadership at the pre-school have shown significant improvement since the last inspection.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 9:54am

By Sally Perry

Plans for plant hire move to Brickfields rejected

County Hall:

Planning committee members went against officer recommendations and rejected the application, as they felt 'it would have an unacceptable impact on the rural area'.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted

pencils in basket

This was the first inspection since the primary school became an Academy.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Have you had your say on the Flowersbrook application?

Flowersbrook duck race

Today is the last chance to have your say via the council's Website on the proposed onshore elements for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre in Flowersbrook.

Friday, 10th April, 2015 3:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

It’s just the six running for the MP’s job: Official

Polling station:

The election will take place on Thursday 7th May. Most residents registered to vote should have received their polling cards by now.

Thursday, 9th April, 2015 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 44 readers' comments