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.

Taking part in St Helens car boot fair? New rules on arrival time revealed

car boot sale

If you are planning to take part in the St Helens car boot fair this Sunday, make sure you read this notice first.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Still uncertain on when Minister who controls funding will visit the Isle of Wight (updated)

greg clark mp

When Greg Clark made a commitment to visit leaders on the Isle of Wight to help find ways for the Council to stay afloat, it was thought a meeting would have been set up by now.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight


Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors sign up to ‘Councillors Against Austerity’​

austerity doesn't work

Following Saturday's anti-austerity march in London, eleven Isle of Wight councillors have signed up to the national ‘Councillors Against Austerity’​ ​founding statement and ask the Government to reverse cuts to council funding

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 12:29pm

By Geoff Lumley with 54 readers' comments

Isle of Wight anti-austerity campaign group unites at London demo

unite the iw at demo with banner

Saturday's demo for health, homes, jobs and education saw around 150,000 people from around the country gather in London - this included Islanders who travelled up by coach with others from Portsmouth.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 11:13am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council leader joins Islanders on anti-austerity march

Jonathan Bacon and Geoff Lumley at anti-austerity march

Isle of Wight council leader joined others on the huge anti-austerity march in London on Saturday. The first time Labour councillor, Geoff Lumley, says he's ever been joined by a council leader on a demo.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

School absence fines High Court hearing date set

Royal Courts of Justice by raver_mikey

OnTheWight has chatted to Jon Platt to find out how he's feeling about the upcoming High Court hearing (the date's just been set) in the case that could have considerable repercussions across the Isle of Wight and beyond.

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 77 readers' comments

£45m ferry terminal development approved by Isle of Wight council

Fishbourne terminal artist impression

One night after the refusal for Red Funnel's East Cowes application, Isle of Wight planning committee members voted unanimously in favour of the Wightlink scheme.

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 7:09am

By Karen Woods with 49 readers' comments

Red Funnel boss: ‘Effectively East Cowes regeneration is no more’

East Cowes Regeneration is no more

After hearing that Isle of Wight Planning Committee had rejected Red Funnel's planning application for East Cowes, the company's boss laid out a very dark future.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 9:16pm

By Simon Perry with 51 readers' comments

Live: Follow IWC debate on Red Funnel application

County Hall:

Follow the debate by the Isle of Wight Council planning committee on Red Funnel's expansion plans. Live coverage from 4pm.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 3:50pm

By Sally Perry with 58 readers' comments

Letter: Do planning officers read the council’s own reports? (Red Funnel’s redevelopment)

east cowes plans

Martin Young says he's dug out the council's own paperwork that shows highly, skilled Marine jobs will be exchanged for low pay Tourism and Retail jobs, if the Red Funnel proposal to change East Cowes goes ahead.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 7:50am

By Martin Young with 5 readers' comments

50km of pavement improvements planned in 2016

island roads footway

Another busy period for Island Roads as more pavement improvements are being carried out across the Island.

Monday, 11th April, 2016 5:23pm

By Claire Robertson with 5 readers' comments