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.

Isle of Wight council: ‘Disappointment at PM’s stance on IW finances’

County Hall

The council isn't happy with David Cameron's response to being asked how the council will be able to fund itself, after the Government has proposed slashing its payments.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Here’s the list of what the IW council is going to try to save

life saving ring

Around £3.3m of savings (cuts) to Isle of Wight services need to be made in the next financial year, however the latest budget proposals from the council look designed to protect the most vulnerable people on the Island.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 2:24pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Council and NHS sign landmark partnership agreement

Strategic Partnership Agreement - S Stubbings and E Richardson - P112044...

A landmark partnership agreement has been signed by the IW Council and IW NHS Trust for the integration of health and wellbeing services on the Island.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 11:52am

By Andy Hollebon

Imminent cuts to Isle of Wight services up for discussion at tonight’s public meeting

love and respect

Tonight's public meeting, being held by Unite the Isle of Wight campaign group brings an opportunity to discuss the many issues around the imminent cuts and what the group's next steps will be.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council’s legal present justification for ‘criminal liability’ claim over budget

budget key

The Leader of the council claimed that councillors could have 'criminal and civil financial liability' if they did not set a lawful budget. OnTheWight asked for the legal justification to back up the claim. This is what the council's legal officers responded with.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Future of Chair of Planning clarified after move to council Executive

Julia Baker Smith and County Hall

Following the Executive reshuffle, questions were raised as to whether Cllr Baker-Smith would remain as Chair of the planning committee.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 4:30pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Much progress made in Education, but still more to do says IWC Leader

School chairs:

A report noted by the Isle of Wight Council’s Executive on 26 January 2016, demonstrates the improvement taking place across the Island and at all levels of education.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 3:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Andrew Turner asks for Gov help with IWC finances at PMQs

Andrew Turner - PMQs - IWC finance - 3 Feb 2016

The Isle of Wight MP asked the Prime Minister at PMQs to confirm whether the Government would work with IWC to help "find new ways to address the Island’s unique circumstance".

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 1:36pm

By Simon Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council executive reshuffle following resignation


Following Luisa Hillard's resignation from the Isle of Wight Executive, a reshuffle has been announced today.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 12:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives launch ‘the Island conversation’

men talking

The 'secret' Isle of Wight Conservatives launch happened this morning - they're asking Islanders what they'd like to see more or less of on the Isle of Wight. They're calling it 'The Island Conversation'.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 10:51am

By Chris Whitehouse with 66 readers' comments

Island 2000 to take over Isle of Wight countryside management

forest scene

Island 2000 will take over the countryside management from Monday. The IWC will still retain ownership of the land, but it will be managed as part of Gift to Nature Project.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 3:29pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Actions of workshop staff during Cowes fire praised by Fire Service

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The council issues a holding statement on the cause of the fire, notably omitting the detail given by others.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 11:01am

By Sally Perry

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