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.

Ventnor Town Council approve plans to take on four car parks

Parking sign

In the true spirit of Localism, the Ventnor Town Council have agreed to take on the running of four car parks, opening up opportunities for great community uses such as car boot sales, markets and open-air cinema.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

V-Dub Festival is on the move

VW Campers at V-Dub Festival

As well as moving to the outskirts of Newport, the V-Dub Festival, which has been gaining support since 2011, plans to move to the beginning of the school summer holidays.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 9:22am

By Sally Perry

Island Roads announce 2015 major resurfacing programme

Roadworks lights:

Don't forget to let Island Roads know your views on the work they've carried out so far by completing their Annual Survey.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:52pm

By Gavin Foster with 53 readers' comments

Council agree increase to council tax of 1.99%

County Hall:

The Isle of Wight Council last night (Wednesday) agreed to focus its resources in four key priority areas for the year ahead, at its annual council tax and budget-setting meeting.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 9:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Pedestrians to be charged to travel on the Cowes floating bridge

50 pence pieces

Despite the Labour amendment to scrap the proposal to charge pedestrians on the Cowes floating bridge, members (including councillors for East Cowes and Osborne & Whippingham) voted through the new charging proposal at last night's full council meeting.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 9:33am

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

Live coverage of the IWC Full Council budget-setting meeting

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Follow the discussions and debate at the full council budget-setting meeting from the comfort of your home of office.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Young people asked to share their views on A-Levels


The Isle of Wight Council wants to hear from young people aged 11 to 18 about A-levels.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 3:04pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Happy or unhappy about Island Roads? Here’s your chance to officially score them

Pedestrians sign:

Have you got an opinion on how Island Roads have been doing? Well, this quick survey is your very rare chance for you to have your say. Don't miss out.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 1:31pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Range of budget amendments to be considered at tonight’s council meeting

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Tonight's budget meeting will be covered live from County Hall. Read the various budget amendments in advance of the meeting which starts at 5pm.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 10:04am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Strike action by Isle of Wight firefighters underway

IW fire with breathing equipment

Residents are reminded by the council to not take unnecessary risks during the next 24 hours during the period of strike action by FBU members.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 7:46am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Access for Undercliff Drive residents reduced even further, without notice

Undercliff Drive - new key padlock on barriers

After a year of pedestrian access through the barriers, the residents now have to drive a near-nine mile round trip just to visit friends and the post office a few hundred yards away from their homes. Haven't they suffered enough?

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

‘No dogs on beach’ signage erected in error to be corrected

No dogs on colwell beach sign

An OnTheWight reader noticed that new ‘No dogs’ signage at Colwell Bay was on the wrong beach. He brought it to us and we're glad to say it will be rectified later this week. If you spot mistakes elsewhere on the Island let us know and we’ll try to help it get fixed.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment