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.

Pupils with 100 per cent attendance to receive certificates

Richard Priest

The Executive councillor for children's services has had a busy time personally signing nearly 1000 certificates for school pupils.

Tuesday, 29th July, 2014 10:19am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Fort Victoria Country Park receives Green Flag

Green Flag Awards logo

Fort Victoria Country Park in Yarmouth has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the first time.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 2:47pm

By IW Council Press Office

Service of reflection to be led by Chairman of the council

Newport Minster

A service to reflect on the life on the Island during the war takes place at Newport Minster from 11am on Sunday 3 August.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 2:35pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Lights Out’ to commemorate the start of the First World War

Lights Out

The Isle of Wight Council will take part in a national event on 4 August as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 11:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

‘Council had no real choice’ but to give away Cowes Enterprise says Richard Priest

‘Council had no real choice’ but to give away Cowes Enterprise says Richard Priest

The latest salvo in the disagreement about the Isle of Wight council Executive giving away the freehold of the £32m Cowes Enterprise College to Ormiston Academies Trust.

Saturday, 26th July, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 63 readers' comments

Executive asked by Scrutiny Committee to re-examine changes to parking charges

Parking Meters by beach

Whether the Executive will change their minds over the proposed changes to parking charges won't be known until 5th August.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 8:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight car parkers overpaid £186,706.35 between 2011-13

Mr Moneybags:

We were pretty shocked at the amount of money that Islanders and visitors are unnecessarily putting in to the pockets of the council.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 8:32pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

An extra 250 hectares of ancient woodland discovered on the Isle of Wight

Ancient woodland:

New research has shown the Isle of Wight has a lot more areas of ancient woodland than previously thought. A total of 1602.43 hectares!

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 9:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Large housing development rejected following strong public reaction

Gurnard residents demontrating - Mark Jenkinson

Almost 500 residents objected to the proposal to build on the 'green gap' between Cowes and Gurnard.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Follow live coverage of parking changes being scrutinised (Updated)

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

OnTheWight will be providing live coverage from the meeting which starts at 6pm.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 3:37pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Improvements in absenteeism rates the focus of Ofsted visit

Following news last year that Isle of Wight secondary schools had the worst absenteeism rates in England, it's great to hear that improvements have been made.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:41am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Council say early signs show improvements in KS2 reading, writing and mathematics

school desk:

Provisional data shows improvements in reading, writing and mathematics. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office