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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.

Isle of Wight Electric Car (EV) sales up again: 50% this time

EV charging

The size of the Isle of Wight might make it the perfect place to have an electric car. Sales are continuing to expand, up 50% on the same quarter last year.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 2:19pm

By Ralph Blackburn with 22 readers' comments

Project promoting lasting and beneficial effects of cycling lauded


A scheme on the Isle of Wight receives praise from other local authorities, after encouraging visitors to cycle while holidaying on the Island and continue when they get back home.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 8:28am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

MP calls on Isle of Wight council for more sensitive approach to verge cutting

wildflower verge

The Isle of Wight MP is joining others - including OnTheWight reader Don Brame - calling on the Council for a more sensitive approach to verge cutting between April and September.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 4:12pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t pay rogue traders to take your rubbish and flytip it

flytipping in countryside

A new campaign aims to help householders learn about the right thing to do with their rubbish and reduce the amount of household waste that is fly tipped by rogue traders who offer to take people’s waste away for money and then dump it.

Thursday, 31st May, 2018 12:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight recycling and waste services booklets dropping on your doormat soon

recylcing leaflet

The booklets are being posted by Royal Mail and all Isle of Wight households should receive one by 2 June.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018 10:59am

By IW Council Press Office

Green Party respond to their only Isle of Wight council Cllr resigning

daniel james cropped

The only Green Party councillor on the Isle of Wight council announced today he would become an Independent Green councillor. OnTheWight has the Party's response to what he referred to as the "increasingly irreconcilable" situation.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s only Green councillor resigns from party

michael lilley

The councillor says they would not be able to serve their community and residents well, whilst being held to account and directed by a committee of the Isle of Wight Green Party.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 7:31am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Islanders miffed by lack of up-to-date waste collection calendars (updated)

waste calendar

Those residents who have been in touch asking when the Isle of Wight council waste calendar would be updated will be interested in this latest info OnTheWight has chased down.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Calling all gardeners: ‘Make a metre for pollinators’ says Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh helping pollinators_credit Butterfly Conservation

The cold start to spring resulted in a delayed emergence for butterflies, meaning they’ll have less time to feed and breed – but you can help by creating some ‘plots for pollinators’, says Alan Titchmarsh.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018 11:46am

By Katie Callaghan

Hampshire Constabulary announces plans to go electric

Insp Andy Tester with electric car

Hampshire Constabulary are the first non-metropolitan police force in the country to make the ground breaking change and will result in an initial £450,000 saving over three years.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018 8:18am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Wroxall to Shanklin cycle track to get green upgrade

Jason and Sam

As well as improving this important element of the Island’s cycling and walking network, Island Roads will look to see if there is anything they can do in addition to support the local ecology.

Monday, 30th April, 2018 2:49pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Isle of Wight council leader slammed over Lynnbottom fiasco

dave stewart

Leader of the Isle of Wight council is accused of being "out of touch" and "should be making it easier to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste – not slashing access to much needed facilities," say Isle of Wight Greens.

Monday, 30th April, 2018 6:59am

By Vix Lowthion with 10 readers' comments