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 rubbish collection over the Christmas holidays

waste christmas 2015 - 640

Make a note of the changes to waste collections this Christmas. For the first time on the Isle of Wight, there'll be Christmas Tree collections.

Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 10:18am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Conservative amendment blocks ‘democratisation of planning’

full council - opposition

Cllr Geoff Lumley's motion to democratise the planning process - by ensuring the head of planning alone is not responsible for decided what goes to Committee - was blocked by a Conservative amendment last week.

Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 10:03am

By Geoff Lumley

Harcourt Sands application goes before Planning Committee

Harcourt Sands - artists impression

Planning officers are recommending 'Conditional Permission' for the revised application to develop on the derelict site of former holiday park, Harcourt Sands.

Tuesday, 1st December, 2015 9:36am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Freedom of the Island granted for Isle Wight Troop 266 Port Squadron

266 port squadron

Once the Freedom is granted for 266 Port Squadron, the troop and band will march through Newport Saturday morning.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 5:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Significant investment for College approved by DfE

Fan of 20 pound notes

Fantastic news for the College as long overdue investment is approved by the Department for Education.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

All councillors (except the Conservatives) vote to oppose TUC Bill

stand up for your rights poster

Most councillors argued the controversial Trade Union Bill would damage the currently-good relations between the council and officers. Conservatives councillors stuck to the Government line.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council now has a new boss starting (Updated)

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

After a long search and selection process, the council have this evening voted in a new Chief Executive to run Isle of Wight council, effective 1st December 2015.

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 9:12pm

By Simon Perry with 17 readers' comments

Live coverage of the November 2015 Isle of Wight full council meeting

county hall chamber

Follow the County Hall action from the comfort of your armchair or office with our live coverage. Will it be fulfilling or will councillors remain in the school playground?

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Six hours free (long stay) parking on ‘Small Business Saturday’

Parking sign

Don't be mistaken into thinking it's free parking everywhere on Small Business Saturday (5 Dec). The free parking is for long stay car parks only and between 12pm and 6pm.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 3:11pm

By IW Council Press Office

John Metcalfe looks pretty certain to be new Isle of Wight council CEO

John Metcalfe,

Having made it through all of the stages, John Metcalfe, who has been at the council since 1997, is nearly the council's new CEO. Just what is widely-thought to be the formality of the Full Council meeting to go. Here's the story to date.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 74 readers' comments

Four Isle of Wight care/nursing homes rated Good by CQC

Elderly Lady

Good news for staff, residents and their families as four Isle of Wight care/nursing homes are rated as 'Good' by CQC.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 1:11pm

By Sally Perry

Ahead of Chancellor’s spending review IW council facing cuts of £10.5m

George Osborne

The Isle of Wight council continues to face a significant financial challenge over the coming years due to funding cuts from the Government - so all eyes will be on the Chancellor's spending review next week to see whether he's going to make things easier or worse.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments