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.

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 one comment

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 12 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 73 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 16 readers' comments

The George given zero for food hygiene: We have inspector’s report and The George’s reaction

The George Food hygiene report form - Sept 2015

The George in Yarmouth is viewed as a top-tier Isle of Wight restaurant, making their zero rating under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme all the more shocking. OnTheWight has secured the inspector's report detailing eight separate points. We have The George's response in full.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 9:47pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Looks like running Isle of Wight council a popular ambition for would-be CEOs

three chairs

The ambition to lead the Isle of Wight council forward as Chief Executive attracted a whopping 26 applications. Three candidates have been shortlisted and will take part in final interviews tomorrow (Thursday).

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Do you know a talented athlete? They could qualify for support

Northern Inter-counties athletics

The application closing date for support for talented athletes is 31 December. If you know a talented athlete let them know about this council scheme.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment