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.

Those vanishing Catseyes: Guess where they’ve been found?

Question mark cockroaches

OnTheWight exposed Island Roads for have been removing a lot of Catseyes from around the Isle of Wight, but what do they do with them once they've taken them out of the road? We have the answer.

Friday, 21st November, 2014 6:43pm

By Sally Perry with 40 readers' comments

Concept of public transport steam trains is ‘pure and utter fantasy’ says councillor

Steams up

Whilst some councillors believe the work of the Transport and Infrastructure Task Force will see the return of steam trains to Isle of Wight railway lines, one councillor believes it is 'pure and utter fantasy'.

Friday, 21st November, 2014 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Heated debate over who should chair new Select Committees

Angry birds hot air balloon

As you might expect, nominations for chairs of the new Select Committee resulted in heated debate in the council chamber last night. Read on for the full report.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Controlled ‘rapid burning’ of 600 tonnes of smoudering wood underway

Isle of Wight fire truck:

The smouldering 600 tonnes of wood at Westridge Skip Hire is going to be subject to rapid burning exercise today to prevent it smouldering for the next few weeks.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 12:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Solent Authority Plan just floated by Portsmouth and Southampton: IW too? (updated)

Hampshire map:

At this very early stage details are sketchy, but there's a potential the Isle of Wight council could be included in a larger authority, encompassing Portsmouth and Southampton if plans for the Solent Authority Plan goes ahead.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s ‘fractious’ political scene to be featured on TV

Sunday Politics Show - Ian Stephens

The return of MP's expenses, as well as September's shenanigans with the Island Independents go under the spotlight on Sunday, raising question marks on whether Hampshire County Council show take control of the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 10:19am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Live coverage of November Full Council meeting

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Find out what your councillor is saying at tonight's full council meeting by following our live coverage.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Why have the council allowed Island Roads to get away with not replacing Catseyes?

Removed Catseyes by atoach

The answers that we're getting from Island Roads and the council on this important road safety issue are about as opaque as the fog that the Catseyes are supposed to guide us through.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 3:36pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Reports of horses slipping on resurfaced roads leads to meeting

Public bridleway sign

Horse owners on the Isle of Wight get to express their concerns about their horses slipping on newly-resurfaced roads, but told no quick fix.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 2:33pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 10 readers' comments

Could teachers’ salaries be boosted with a salary weighting?

Children teaching

If the Executive member is able to secure a weighting on teachers' salaries, it could solve the recruitment problems many schools say they're experiencing.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 1:35pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight children’s services no longer rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted

Thumbs up

Rated inadequate during rule of the Isle of Wight Conservatives, significant progress has been made in Children's Services in the last two years, leading to Ofsted removing the 'Inadequate' rating.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 7:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Call for NHS Trust’s first 50:50 partnership with a private company to be scrutinised

Money and magnifying glass

Many Islanders have expressed their concern at the first steps of the privatisation of the IW NHS Trust, with the chair of the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) Scrutiny Committee calling for a special meeting.

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 1:08pm

By Sally Perry with 52 readers' comments