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.

Bids open for youth money in Sandown

Teenagers pumps:

A lack of acceptable bids for youth provision in Sandown means there is now a chance to have a slice of £15,500 grant funding.

Monday, 20th October, 2014 3:38pm

By IW Council Press Office

Extra charges to council highlighted by protesters

Floating bridge protest by Allan Marsh

Protesters sought to spread the news that introducing foot passenger fares on the floating bridge might actually lose the council money - rather than bring additional income - if pensioners chose to take the bus round instead. They say each journey would cost the council £13.16.

Monday, 20th October, 2014 10:12am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Riverside Centre transferred to trustees

Riverside IWC comm asset transfer

During the last administration at Isle of Wight council officers instigated moves to try and take the Riverside Centre away from its current use. Today it's been transferred back to the Trust.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 3:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Live music to return to the Crab and Lobster

Crab and Lobster Tap

Following a recent licence review due to complaints about ongoing noise problems, changes are going to be made and live music will return to the Crab & Lobster Tap in Ventnor.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 3:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cllr Julia Baker-Smith voted as chair of the planning committee


The vote was incredibly close with Independent councillor, Julia Baker Smith, winning by just one vote.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 11:49am

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

If you’re against pedestrian fares on the floating bridge you can march with others this Saturday

Floating Bridge protesters leaving Bridge by Allan Marsh

Islanders are urged to join others on the march on Saturday from Cowes to East Cowes in protest of the proposal to introduce foot passenger fares on the Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 4:36pm

By Marcie Hansen with 10 readers' comments

These are the six councillors that didn’t support giving council staff a Living Wage

Council chamber october full council:

Although the majority of councillors voted in favour of all council staff being paid at least a Living Wage, six chose to abstain from the vote. Find out whether it was yours.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 3:57pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Appeal to those who’ve suffered a fire in the home to share their experience

House fire

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has linked up with eight other fire services and the University of Greenwich to find out how people behave when encountering a fire at home.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Police powers to confiscate alcohol from trouble-makers extended

Beer can:

Areas in two towns on the Isle of Wight, where police can confiscate alcohol from people if they are causing anti social behaviour, are now in force.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 11:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Coverage of the Isle of Wight full council meeting

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Follow the twists and turns and find out how your councillor is representing you at the October full council meeting from 6pm.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Head of legal advised Cllrs Priest and Gilbey to stay away from funding paper, but they didn’t

Exit signs:

A leaked set of email exchanges in front of all IWC councillors asks why Cllr Gilbey and Priest involved themselves at all with the Rush Close controversy after Head of Legal had advised not to. The chair of Scrutiny questions the extent of their 'acquaintanceships'.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 4:36pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Report on death of two day old baby published

Cot mobile:

The Serious Case Review following the death of a two day old baby has resulted in a number of recommendations for the Isle of Wight council to implement. Our thoughts are with the family and friends.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 2:32pm

By IW Council Press Office