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.

Voluntary groups put to the test in flooding emergency

Undercliff flooding 20.Feb.2014 - 5 by Julian Winslow Photography - 640px

An exercise to test multi-agency response plans to significant flooding was recently held by voluntary sector organisations on the Island.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 9:39am

By IW Council Press Office

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 78 readers' comments

Tourism businesses could be asked to pay a levy to help keep the Island desirable

Compton Beach :

As government funding to local councils are cut, new ways to fund the services that are vital to tourism businesses are being explored.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Christ the King College expansion: ‘Enough is enough’ say residents

Chris Whitehouse

Residents (and parish councillors) plead with Cllr Chris Whitehouse to ensure the retrospective planning application for seven portakabin classrooms at Christ the King College be considered by the Planning Committee and not by a delegated decision.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 8:39am

By Tony Coburn with 40 readers' comments

Shanklin cliff lift to reopen next Tuesday

Shanklin cliff lift

The cliff lift was due to open on Saturday but has been postponed until Tuesday next week.

Friday, 24th July, 2015 4:39pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

MP lining the council up for blame over Island Line

Andrew Turner - looking to his side

In an seemingly-angry statement about Island Line, Andrew Turner lashes out at the council and accuses others of 'living in cloud-cuckoo land.'

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 6:09pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 87 readers' comments

Island Learning Centre will relocate to former primary school

Burnt out Island Learning Centre from the air by SafeSite IOW

Following the devastating fire that destroyed the Island Learning Centre in Lake last week, the council have acted swiftly and arranged for the school to be relocated from September.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 10:15am

By IW Council Press Office

You could achieve great satisfaction being a firefighter

Island Learning Centre fire

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is looking for new ‘on-call’ (retained) firefighters to join their team.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 7:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Anti-bullying book written by young Islanders launched

lets stop bullying cover

An electronic book (e-book) consisting of poems and illustrations that formed part of the Isle of Wight Anti Bullying Conference has been launched.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry

Wootton Bridge restrictions expected by end of the week

20mph sign

The long-term solution is still being worked on, but new temporary restrictions on some heavy goods vehicles using Wootton Bridge are expected to be in place later this week, as well as a 20mph speed limit for the rest of us.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Reopening of Shanklin Cliff Lift delayed

Shanklin cliff lift

The re-opening of Shanklin Cliff Lift has been delayed due to a technical fault with the control system.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 3:05pm

By IW Council Press Office