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.

UKIP councillor votes against motion condemning racism, xenophobia and hate crimes

Daryll Pitcher

At last night's full council meeting, the UKIP councillor for Wootton, Daryll Pitcher, voted against a motion condemning racism, xenophobia and hate crimes. His words were denounced by other councillors, who distanced themselves from his views.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 115 readers' comments

Why you should return your Register of Electors canvass form


Every residential property (around 72,000) on the Island is being sent a form – and it is vital all households respond, even if they have no electors present. It is a legal requirement to supply the information requested.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Follow our live coverage of the Isle of Wight full council meeting

county hall chamber

Follow the live discussion and debate from the July full council meeting being held at County Hall from 6pm.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Garnett to head new Isle of Wight Infrastructure Transport Task Force

Board room and Christopher Garnett

Christopher Garnett once again offers his services free of charge, to seek out and collate the views of stakeholders, and discuss with government the infrastructure needs of the Island.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 5:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Call for consultation to be postponed

glasses on table

Cllr Lumley has grave concerns over the draft Solent Devolution deal and is calling on councillors to support his motion asking the Executive to abandon the public consultation until there is more information available.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 11:46am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Performance of those providing youth services to be scrutinised


There are 13 providers on the Isle of Wight offering their services to the 14,000+ 11-19 year olds. Just over half way through the grant period (2014-17) the Children's Committee is updated on progress of the providers.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 8:44am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Solent Devolution in ‘best interests of the Isle of Wight’ agree Executive

County Hall:

The next stage is a public consultation which will feed back to the Executive by the autumn.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Councillors urged to condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes

hands of all colours

A motion being debated at next week's full council meeting follows an increase in racism, xenophobia and hate crimes since the EU Referendum result was announced on 24th June.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 6:32pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Shanklin Cliff Lift partially reopens

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One of the two lifts will be open for use from Thursday in time for the busy summer period. The other lift is expected to be ready within the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Call for local businesses to help fund school crossing patrols

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Roughly half of schools that were approached to help to save their local service have agreed to take over the funding, but there are still others that will be without school crossing patrols come September unless alternative funding is found.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

WightBID vote: 63% of votes said Yes

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63% of Isle of Wight businesses who voted in the Wight BID ballot voted Yes to forming the new tourism programme.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 1:42pm

By Sue Emmerson with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council sends lawyer to block family telling their school fine story (updated)

Gagged stapled halt stop:

After a school holiday fines case was dropped, the couple involved applied to have the protection order lifted by the courts so their story could be told to the Sunday Times.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments