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.

IWC stalling on their action over the future of the Winter Gardens

VWG June 2014

Despite previously saying that once the deadline was up the Cabinet would make a decision, Cllr Jon Gilbey is now saying the council have six months to decide what action they might take.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 8:30pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Guess how much it’s going to cost the council to start charging at previously free car parks?


OnTheWight asked for details of how much it would cost the council to introduce parking charges in areas where it was previously free. That's revealed some costs are unknown to IWC.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 7:27pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Executive decision on Dogs on Leads Order has ‘serious reputational and legal risks’ say councillors

Dog on beach :

Five councillors, led by the chair of the Scrutiny Committee, say the decision to make changes to the Dogs on Leads Order and the process by which it was taken, "has serious reputational and legal risks for the Council".

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 10:44am

By Sally Perry

Atherfield Bay developers lodge appeal with Planning Inspectorate


Developers have submitted an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the Isle of Wight council's decision to refuse an application to build 95 units of holiday accommodation.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Green energy grants spark new jobs in sustainable marine energy


Grants from the Isle of Wight Council’s SOREC and Future Solent enable Island company to develop unique tidal energy platform and employ more people

Monday, 18th August, 2014 8:40am

By Christopher Barrass with 2 readers' comments

Large improvements in A-Level results for the Isle of Wight


Post 16 students studying in the Island’s sixth forms have been successful this year in national A-level examinations and vocational qualifications.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 2:06pm

By IW Council Press Office

Online map launched by council to give local planning info

IWC Planning map

A new online map has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council to help local communities look up and understand planning policies affecting their area.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 9:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ramblers’ President says urgent action is needed at Totland sea wall (updated)

Totland Bay Landslide

Kate Ashbrook believes failure of the council to reinstate the coastal path at Totland would be a severe blow to the Island’s economy and to the enjoyment of its residents and visitors.

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 9:15am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Executive agree to begin procurement of new floating bridge

Floating Bridge

The importance of this vital link for the future economy of Cowes and East Cowes was highlighted at the Executive meeting on Tuesday.

Friday, 8th August, 2014 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 57 readers' comments

Ofsted delivers their verdict on Isle of Wight council

County Hall:

Ofsted reveal their views on the Isle of Wight council education department, to see if they've improved from their 'inadequate' report of 2013.

Friday, 8th August, 2014 9:54am

By IW Council Press Office with 43 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council have no idea of their total number of reservists. Why not?

Army evacuating Undercliff homes by Isle of Wight council - 16 Feb 2014

In the modern world, this kind of information is available at the touch of a button, but not at IWC. What happens to council services if they all get called up?

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Council wins grant to help residents travel without using petrol or diesel cars

Road to somewhere

The Executive member for Sustainability says the grant will be focused on helping residents get to school and work without using petrol or diesel cars.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 10:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments