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.

Less waste going to landfill as Islanders’ recycle more


Residents are recycling more of their waste and sending less to landfill, according to latest government statistics.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office

Who is dumping asbestos on our beautiful Island?

Fix my street screen grab:

We're not sure what sort of person would think it's OK to dump asbestos builders’ waste in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, but someone did last week.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Snag in recovering 500k paid by IW Council in error to bankrupt company

Elevator button

The hearing to recover the money paid in error to a bankrupt company has been delayed by six weeks.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:18pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Island Waste parent co out of running for new IW waste contract


Island Waste's parent company, Biffa, had been one of the five shortlisted companies revealed in November last year as in the running for the new PPP waste contract.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

£13.5m savings needed to be found in coming financial year says council MD

Empty wallet

The government will be giving the council £13.5m less in the next financial year, meaning they'll, yet again, have to find ways of making savings.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Your views sought on what can be placed on the streets

Union street:

Have your say on the policy being set to regulate what sort of things can be placed on the streets, such as table and chairs, advertising boards, etc.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 8:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Anti drink-driving campaign asks ‘Who’s taking you home tonight?’

Who is taking you home

The Isle of Wight Road Safety Forum is supporting a scheme encouraging revellers to ensure they have a safe way of travelling home from a night out.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 2:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ofsted finds another Isle of Wight primary school to be ‘Good’

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all at the school for their continued hard work.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Let’s all get behind this: A petition for a phone on Culver cliff to help stop suicides

Culver cliff

Stopping people taking their lives at Culver Cliff is way too important to find reasons not to install a potentially life-saving phone. Sign now and make difference - it's worth it, even if it's just life that is saved.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 8:38pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Committee reject wind turbine application

No to turbines

An application for two wind turbines on the site of Camp Hill Prison have been refused by the planning committee, following advice from planning officers.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:57pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Traffic warden left with head injuries after attack


Police would like to hear from witnesses to the attack that has left a 44 year old traffic warden with head injuries.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 1:39pm

By Sally Perry

Frank James Hospital: Continued frustration over lack of action

Frank James Hospital:

Friends of Frank James say the damage being caused to the former memorial hospital is devastating and could lead to it being lost forever.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments