Isle of Wight council and Island Roads criticised by scrutineers for lack of PFI data

Magnifying glass

Cllr Brodie asks, "How can you scrutinise when you have no information, no performance data — we are not allowed to be given answers by our own officers"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s flu vaccination uptake below national average

flu jab by nhse

Figures released by Public Health England show all ages fell below the national average for getting immunised in 2018/19

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:10pm

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

40 home development opposed by parish council despite double that needed in next five years

palmers farm development

A housing needs assessment, carried out last year, found 81 extra homes were needed in next five years. However, Parish Council oppose 40 home development, which includes 14 affordable homes

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 3:54pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cancer patients share their experience of care through survey

St mary's hospital

Find out how the 187 Isle of Wight patients who gave their feedback on the care they had received at St Mary’s rated it

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 12:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight retail park development recommended for ‘conditional permission’

artists impression of st georges park development

The Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee is due to met next Tuesday (15th Oct) to discuss the application, submitted by South Coast Leisure last year.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 8:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Badgers halt Isle of Wight council’s housing development

Badger :

It was hoped they would be built by Christmas, but the work has has now been delayed due to the badgers.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 5:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s aspirations to make homelessness a rare occurrence

homelessness does not discriminate

Tenders for contracts, due to start in April 2020, have been advertised for organisations with relevant experience to bring a range of new provisions to the Island

Monday, 7th October, 2019 9:43am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Proposed roads for Ryde development ‘breathtakingly inadequate’, says councillor

timelapse of car lights

Cllr Jordan says the plans will "see hundreds, if not thousands, of extra vehicle journeys per day in this area — some from very large commercial vehicles"

Monday, 7th October, 2019 9:34am

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

St Catherine’s to expand into former Free School site

former island free school

It was formerly occupied by The Island Free School and before that St Boniface Primary. Having stood empty for sometime, it's now being acquired by St Catherine's School.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 3:25pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Cowes Floating Bridge could go cashless if bid for App is granted (updated)

coins in hands

If an application for a capital bid is successful, the floating bridge could become cashless.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Kebab House staff subject to racial abuse: Licence conditions modified

exterior of the Kebab house in ryde

Staff said they had been provoked by customers who had racially abused them, or had acted in self-defence.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 5:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

‘Confused to as why governors not behind parents’ – Protest over school closure

children and teachers on grass

Cllr Brading said he did not expect the news of the Governors decision to be in the public domain, but that they can do what they want.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter