John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe has been at the Isle of Wight council since 1997. He held the position of Deputy Managing Director prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Isle of Wight council on 2nd December 2015.

His LinkedIn profile states that he was ‘Head of Leisure Services’ at Chester-le-Street District Council prior to that, spending eleven years there.

Find out what the Isle of Wight council has been up to in last year, as Annual Report published

IWC's C19 response infographic for August

Read the Isle of Wight council's Annual Report in full to see details of highpoints and progress of the corporate plan

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council CEO reveals return date for Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge has been out of service for nine weeks already. In a letter to the town council, John Metcalfe reveals when it is expected to return

Friday, 18th September, 2020 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Sandown Honour Trail causing a storm on Sandown seafront

The Sandown Honour Trail

The Trail was set up to provide a positive, uplifting welcome to all on Sandown's seafront, but some residents say that on the whole the impression is "morbid, maudlin and at odds with Sandown as a tourism destination where people go to relax, forget their worries"

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council shortlisted for Achievement Awards

Achievement awards logo

The Isle of Wight council CEO says, "Our staff are passionate about being positive, forward looking and most of all responsive to our Island’s needs"

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 1:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hospitality industry preparing to open for Islanders and holiday makers

Compton Beach

John Metcalfe, Isle of Wight council CEO, said it is a dilemma, but that people would come to the Island anyway, with holiday accommodation reporting bookings for July, August and September

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 5:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Simple questions about Isle of Wight Covid testing and Contact Tracing App still not be answered despite assurances at the highest level

Woman with finger over mouth signalling a shh

After we ran our “Why are questions about Isle of Wight Covid testing and Contact Tracing App not being answered?” piece last month, the Government heavyweights got involved, assuring News OnTheWight the numbers would be released. They haven’t. Here’s the detail of the story so far

Saturday, 6th June, 2020 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council list all changes to their services in light of Coronavirus

laptop and face mask

The Isle of Wight council lists each service area and how they might be changing due to the Covid-19 outbreak

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council reveal budget plans: I’ve never known so many (national) uncertainties, says deputy leader

Stuart Hutchinson

The proposed budget sees a council tax rise of 3.99 per cent and £4.5m of 'savings' across all areas. Read the papers below

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

See how Isle of Wight County Hall salaries fare in the ‘Town Hall Rich List’

county hall

Isle of Wight Council say the salaries, particularly the CEO's, were below average when compared with many across the country.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 4:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

van with giveG as registration plate

Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council appoints new permanent Director of Neighbourhoods

Colin Rowland

The new Director of Neighbourhoods says his aim will be to support staff in "further improving the efficiency and effectiveness" of services for the benefit of the Island’s residents and visitors.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 9:09am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council CEO slammed over delays in committing to Mental Health campaign

CEO John Metcalfe and Clare Mosdell

Cllr Brodie says the Isle of Wight Council should be "hanging its head in shame, not crowing about something they could have signed up to some time ago".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment