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.

Why has the Council been blocking answers to Undercliff questions?

Exposed roadworks on Undercliff Drive February 2014

Many Islanders (and members of the press) are wondering why the council are taking so long to answer simple questions about events at Undercliff Drive.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 11:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Careers service for NEETS goes out to the communities

This sucks - teenager:

The Isle of Wight Council's Choices service will soon be leaving its Newport base and instead visit areas across the Island to make it easier for young people to see advisors.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 1:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Have your say at public meeting on proposed foot passenger fares for Cowes Floating Bridge

50p piece:

Share your views at the public meeting on the proposed introduction of a 50p each way fare on the Cowes Floating Bridge.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 12:38pm

By Sally Perry with 47 readers' comments

Scrutiny committee say council’s reputation could be undermined over Dogs on Leads decision

Dog on beach:

The Scrutiny Committee said that without adherence to formal consultation time periods and outcomes over the Dogs on Leads Order, the Council’s reputation will be entirely undermined and perhaps raise legal risks.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Residents urged to attend meeting over large scale planning application

Upper Lane Brighstone:

Speaking on the revised Blanchard's Field application, Cllr Seely says the development is "just too large in a village which has arguably already seen too much speculative house-building in the past few decades".

Friday, 29th August, 2014 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

See the MP and council Chairman take part in the #IceBucketChallenge

Andrew Turner

Both Andrew Turner MP and Ian Ward, the Chairman of the council, took up the IceBucketChallenge after being nominated. Watch the video below.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:31pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

IW NHS Trust wins three year contract for substance misuse service

Substance misuse

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a new co-ordinated community service helping people in their recovery from substance misuse.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

More Isle of Wight public toilets being considered for disposal by council

market street toilets:

It's unclear at this stage what might happen on the site of the former public toilets in Market Street, but Executive members will be asked next month to agree to dispose of the site.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 3:19pm

By Sally Perry with 109 readers' comments

First rural broadband cabinet goes live today

Shirley Smart and Peter Cowen - BT Rural Broadband Exchange

The first cabinet to be fully connected as part of the Isle of Wight’s multi-million pound rural superfast fibre broadband project has now gone live, it has been announced today (Wednesday 27 August).

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 7:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Newport residents unhappy with council’s ‘limited action’ flooding plan

Chris Whitehouse

Newport West councillor, Chris Whitehouse, says more must be done to make sure the flooding problem does not repeat itself in the near future as it threatens to do.

Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 5:43pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 2 readers' comments

MP poses series of questions over Undercliff Drive to council MD

Undercliff Drive landslip

Following the meeting with residents of Undercliff Drive, the Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, has sent a series of questions to the Isle of Wight Council.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 10:52am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 135 readers' comments

Single complaint halts church’s hourly chimes after 154 years


The hourly chimes from Holy Trinity Church in Ventnor have been ringing since around 1860, but a single complaint from a nearby resident has resulted in them being halted.

Thursday, 21st August, 2014 6:26pm

By Sally Perry with 59 readers' comments