Isle of Wight Council

Learn what’s really happening at the Isle of Wight Council at OnTheWight, reported by this award-winning team behind the Isle of Wight news service.

Coverage includes the council’s delegated decisions, planning applications, changes in policy and press releases.

Grants available for Isle of Wight businesses impacted by Covid

Calculator and coins

Allocated funds are smaller than previous schemes, so applicants are urged to apply swiftly

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

Campaign to stop child abuse goes from strength to strength during lock

Child covering their eyes

It's been a challenge over the last year with the impact of Lockdown, but Isle of Wight 70/30 ambassadors have continued with passion and dedication

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:16pm

By Natalie Thomas

40,000 Euro project to find sustainable way to remove seaweed funded by EU

Ventnor Harbour

The project begins on 1st May and will look at sustainable ways to remove the seaweed from Ventnor Harbour - something that currently costs the tax payer £87,500 a year

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Deputy Mayor joins those objecting to guest house to help the Island’s homeless

Leed Street HMO

Two Saints say tenants would not placed in the property directly from the street, but will have gone through a process to determine they are ready to live independently and successfully

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 5:41pm

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

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats issue their manifesto – ‘Fighting for a Fairer Island’

Nick Stuart

The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats share their manifesto for the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 9:16am

By Nick Stuart with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party announce 2021 Isle of Wight council election candidates

portraits of 18 Green party candidates

The Green Party has a sixth generation Islander as the only candidate up against current Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart

Monday, 12th April, 2021 11:54am

By Vix Lowthion with 9 readers' comments

Floating Bridge back in service this morning

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

According to the live feed the Bridge is in operation this morning. We'll update you if we hear any more news today

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:19am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Real issue with Ryde Skatepark is not vandalism’ says skateboarding group amidst calls to secure 20+ year lease

skateboarders at ryde skatepark

Ryde Town Council say they have closed the park due to "anti-social behaviour and vandalism", but the real issue is far from this say skateboarding ambassadors, Wight Trash

Sunday, 11th April, 2021 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge suspended as ‘safety precaution’ over concerns about prow cable

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers won't be inspecting the floating bridge until Monday, so as a safety precaution it's been taken out of service over the weekend

Saturday, 10th April, 2021 6:34am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Candidates for the 2021 Isle of Wight Town, Parish and Community council elections (updated)

Polling station sign attached to railings

Find out who is standing to join your town, parish or community council in the upcoming elections

Friday, 9th April, 2021 3:08pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council 2021 election: Candidates named (updated)

Polling station sign

Find out who is standing to be an Isle of Wight councillor in your ward

Friday, 9th April, 2021 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Former Labour education minister takes on Conservative education lead in Isle of Wight elections

Sarah McCarthy-Fry standing by Lake sign

The former MP, who was also Schools Minister for Special Educational Needs, believes that parents shouldn’t have to fight for the right provision for their children

Friday, 9th April, 2021 11:44am

By Richard Quigley with 6 readers' comments