Love the Island

If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

Call from council Leader to ‘promote wild flowers and insects’

wildflower verges

Caretaker council leader Dave Stewart has said the council should consider less cutting of grass verges this spring to promote wild flowers and insects, and make the Island more beautiful.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 10:27am

By Dave Stewart with 41 readers' comments

MHI Vestas launched the Parliamentary Blades Project

Andrew Turner at MHI Vestas

The project celebrates the Island based manufacturer's contribution to the UK economy, advances in offshore wind technology, and the rapidly falling cost of electricity from offshore wind.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 9:21am

By Emma jackson with 12 readers' comments

Islanders take on challenge to go Palm Oil Free for a month

palm oil planation

Members of the Isle of Wight Green Party are challenging themselves and members of the public to try to live palm oil-free during March. Find out why they are giving up Palm Oil for Lent.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 8:28am

By Maggie Nelmes with 2 readers' comments

Council sets out £1.3m sustainable transport programme

money and calculator

The council set out how they will spend the £1.3m Sustrans funding announced yesterday through OnTheWight.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 10:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

£1.35m boost for cycling and walking on Isle of Wight

cyclist

£1.35m funding is being made available to improve access to jobs, skills, education and training and create healthier, cleaner places in which to live and work.

Thursday, 26th January, 2017 3:42pm

By Neil Aldridge with 10 readers' comments

Extension granted to UKOG drilling licence on the Isle of Wight

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UKOG say their drilling on the Island is intended to cause zero hazards to any groundwater as they will employ the same drilling practices used by the water supply industry to drill drinking-water abstraction wells.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Caroline Lucas to address public meeting on the Isle of Wight

Vix Lowthion and Caroline Lucas

A range of issues, including Europe, climate change, progressive alliances and the opportunities brought by electing Greens in the IW Council in May 2017, will be discussed at this free public meeting in February.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 2:30pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

Investment in local energy company could see £300k pa for the council

Call centre operators

Investment in a local energy company could see over £300,000 pa in revenue for the Isle of Wight council (from year five), as well as, potentially, call centre and support staff jobs being created.

Friday, 6th January, 2017 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Isle of Wight schools could see more money with proposed change to funding formula

fifty pound notes

Heads, governors and others interested in education are encouraged to take part in the national funding formula (NFF) consultation that could see schools in sparse rural areas received more funding from 2018/19.

Thursday, 15th December, 2016 9:52am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 5 readers' comments

Vix Lowthion re-selected as Isle of Wight Green Party Parliamentary Candidate

Vix Lowthion

Vix Lowthion has been reselected to challenge Andrew Turner for the Isle of Wight constituency in the next General Election.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 10:23am

By Vix Lowthion with 56 readers' comments

Green Party co-leader listens to Islanders concerns during Isle of Wight visit

Jonathan Bartley, Michael Lilley, Vix Lowthion, Ryde Pier

The co-leader of the Green Party alongside Caroline Lucas, Jonathan Bartley, visited the Isle of Wight on Saturday. He met with disability campaigners, Ryde Arena Community Action group and spoke at a public meeting in Newport.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 2:05pm

By Vix Lowthion with 41 readers' comments

PTEC announce partnership with two tidal turbine manufacturers

Triton tidal energy

The Isle of Wight tidal energy generation project announces their first partnerships with two global tidal turbine manufacturers.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 7:30am

By Rachel Wild with 9 readers' comments