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.

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 2 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 one comment

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 4 readers' comments

School consultation on hold after decision called-in by councillors

Halt Stop sign:

The public consultation which was due to start this week has been postponed until the New Year, as councillors call-in the Executive's decision to go ahead with the consultation.

Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Opening hours for Council services over the holiday period

Christmas decorations

Most of the council’s operations will remain open until 4pm, Wednesday 24 December.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 8:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Island businesses welcome at grant funding support event

People at a meeting

Businesses from across the Solent are being urged to take advantage of the third ‘business support pit-stop’ taking place on the Isle of Wight next month.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 1:48pm

By Laura Downton with one comment

Find out more about Key Stage 2 improvements at Isle of Wight Schools with our interactive charts


The validated SATs results released today show an improvement in maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling, whilst reading remains at the same level as the national average. Full details can be found in our interactive charts below.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Executive give go-ahead for public consultation on school places

School desks:

Mention of which site a merged secondary school could be based at has been removed from the consultation paper's proposals, but another item the Scrutiny Committee recommended should be removed has remained in place.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 10:59am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Find out about changes to waste collections over the holiday period

waste changes christmas2014:

Watch out for changes to the waste collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 9:36am

By IW Council Press Office

Chair of Scrutiny Committee resigns over school consultation row

Chair of Scrutiny Committee resigns over school consultation row

Cllr Geoff Lumley says the Independent administration pays no greater heed to real scrutiny than previous administrations and resigns from the post of chairman.

Wednesday, 10th December, 2014 6:25pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Live coverage of the December Executive meeting

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Follow the discussions and debate at the last Executive meeting of 2014 from the comfort of your home of office.

Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments