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.

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

Another important dinosaur fossil discovery made on the Isle of Wight

Dave Badman with new fossil discovery

A fossil from a dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight, more than a century since the last remains of the predator were found.

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015 10:36am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Changes to senior staff structure at council approved

Change sign and windows

There were calls for the Paper to go back to the Employment Committee and for the role of MD to be market tested rather than recruited from within the council, but the proposals were voted through.

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Potential funding for Shanklin Cliff Lift identified

Shanklin Cliff Lift

As well as the potential funding to fix the footbridge to the Shanklin Cliff Lift being identified, the council confirm that works highlighted in the June 2013 report have already been completed.

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 9:24am

By IW Council Press Office

Illegal motions, ejections, casting votes and procedural irregularities: An unusual council debate

Question marks:

The rules of discussion in the council chamber are extensive and can be confusing - nonetheless, they must be followed. Question marks are being raised as to if they were breached on Wednesday, and whether that means a vote needs to be taken again.

Friday, 3rd April, 2015 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 58 readers' comments