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.

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

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 3:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 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 one comment

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

Hurrah for Haylands Farm who’ll donate flowers after 300 lost to vandals

Coronation Gardens

Haylands Farm show fantastic community spirit, stepping in to replace the 300 plants in Coronation Gardens that were damaged by vandals at the weekend free of charge.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Head teacher of primary school praised by Ofsted

Smiley Face

Although there is still some work to do, it looks as though all at the school are doing great work in ensuring improvements to provision.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 11:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Anti-bullying poetry competition opens

Child writing:

The competition is open to primary school children who have until 26 September to create their entries.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 9:59am

By IW Council Press Office

Planning Committee to consider offshore wind farm application

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

There's a huge number of considerations that members of the planning committee will need to take into account when debating this application on Tuesday.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Almost one million visitors for Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

Fantastic news for this Isle of Wight Council attraction as it gets closer to reaching a huge landmark in its history.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 3:10pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council to serve urgent works notice on owners of former Frank James Hospital

Frank James

Almost 3,000 signatures were collected calling on the Isle of Wight council to act and serve an urgent works notice on the owners of the former hospital in East Cowes.

Sunday, 20th July, 2014 10:20pm

By Ian Pickard with 4 readers' comments

Over 100 residents demonstrate against proposed development

Gurnard residents demontrating - Mark Jenkinson

Residents believe there is not a need for more housing on the Island at the moment and are urging the Isle of Wight MP to make the government realise their target of over 500 homes per year is not justified.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Any solution to reopen road between Ventnor and Niton ‘has now been discounted’ says council officer

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

The idea of Niton and Ventnor becoming 'dead ends' will be a worrying prospect for businesses and communities.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Head of Scrutiny Committee says he and Islanders were misled over Cowes Enterprise

Geoff Lumley

Cllr Lumley says Independent administration is "no better than any other" he's seen in the last 25 years, adding information was used to mislead him and the Island over Cowes Enterprise.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments