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.

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 3 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

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