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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 company fined over illegal asbestos storage

Ryde demolition asbesto storage

Ryde Demolition Company Ltd and director face huge fines and costs for storing asbestos illegally on an Isle of Wight farm.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 9:52am

By Andy W

Freshwater councillors commit to support Plastic-Free Isle of Wight

freshwater plastic free

Freshwater Parish Councillors have now committed to working with local shops and businesses to reduce the use of single-use plastics and establish a community group to lead the Plastic-Free Freshwater campaign.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 1:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Isle of Wight’s plastic-free ambitions subject of BBC Radio 4 programme

isle of wight countryside

Ian Marchant from BBCR4's Open Country programme comes to the Isle of Wight and finds out about the Island's ambitions to become plastic-free.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Funding boost allows active travellers to explore West Wight using electric bikes

John Hobart with Paul Mocroft of The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast

The Bay Boutique Bed and Breakfast has secured funding from the Isle of Wight Council in order to attract active travellers to explore the beauty of West Wight, using electric bikes.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Reduced tip opening times lead to fly-tipping concerns

flytipping in countryside

Changes were approved last year and means Lynnbottom will close at 6pm - even through the summer. Concerns of a rise in fly-tipping have been raised.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Leslies Motors loan Toyota Prius Hybrid to Isle of Wight council

Prius Leslies motors and iw Council

Leslies Motors have loaned a Toyota Prius Hybrid to the Isle of Wight council for three months to use as they wish and help to get a better idea of how to plan for the future.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 11:47am

By Richard Winter with 3 readers' comments

Getting on for half of all Isle of Wight bottle banks could be scrapped if budget approved next week

bottle bank google streetview

38 per cent of all bottle banks around the Isle of Wight could be removed by the Conservative council, as the Government continue to slash funding to local authorities across the country.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Update on council’s new recycling and waste treatment park

forest park images 1

The Forest Road site is an important part of the council’s aim to divert 90 percent of waste away from landfill and recycle 55 percent of household waste by 2020.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 4:04pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Find out how to be part of the Great British Spring Clean

The Big Spring Clean

Why not organise an event and be part of the growing army of Litter Heroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 9:47am

By Sally Perry

Look out for mobile recycling centre as it tours the Isle of Wight

recycle on the keyboard

The mobile recycling unit accepts some items that would normally have to be taken to the dump.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 8:31am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

UKOG has sights set on 227 million barrels of oil at Arreton (updated)

UKOG licence map

As recently reported by OnTheWight, UK Oil and Gas confirm they've given up the licence for oil exploration off the coast of Compton but say their sights are now set on drilling in Arreton from 2019.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Islanders urged to take part in consultation for drilling rig

Corrallian rig

Frack Free Isle of Wight are encouraging as many Islanders as possible to participate in the public review for a drilling rig off the coast of Bournemouth

Monday, 29th January, 2018 2:40pm

By Sylvia May with 2 readers' comments