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.

Isle of Wight council to live stream tonight’s meeting

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OnTheWight has been encouraging the Isle of Wight council to live stream their meetings for nearly ten years, so it's good to see this has finally been put in place.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 1:25pm

By IW Council Press Office

New hub for Citizens Advice and Age UK opens in County Hall

Isle Help 2

The council-run facility has combined with Citizens Advice and Age UK (Isle of Wight) to create a single streamlined hub.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 11:02am

By IW Council Press Office

Shocking rise in number of Isle of Wight fly-tipping incidents

radar flytipping

Figures show a shocking rise in the number of fly-tipping incidents on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:50am

By Harriet Clugston with 9 readers' comments

Islanders to protest against Isle of Wight council cuts

Stop the Cuts Lollypop:

A group of Islanders unhappy about proposed cuts to council services, such as the Local Area Co-ordinator Programme, the loss of fire service personnel and the potential end of the travel subsidy for patients attending mainland appointments, will be protesting outside County Hall.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 5:21pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Call for ‘Island Park’ status for the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight from Space

Cllr Andre believes the Isle of Wight has a strong case to become designated as an 'Island Park'. She'll explain why at Wednesday's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 3:19pm

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

Institute of Coding to set up Isle of Wight branch providing great opportunities for young Islanders

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This is very good news for young people on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has long been rallying the Island as the perfect environment for tech development.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Firefighters boycott training exercise in protest at job cuts

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

Firefighters say that as a whole-time crew, workforce morale is at an all time low. They marked themselves as 'unavailable' on Saturday in protest at the seven crew whose contracts are being terminated at the end of the year.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 6:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

First Isle of Wight oil spill exercise hailed a success

Beach training

Run in conjunction with Bembridge Harbour Authority, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) beach supervisors training course was the first of its kind on the Island.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Call for Isle of Wight council to support period poverty campaign

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Cllr Michael Lilley will ask the Isle of Wight council to support the Red Box Project, which raises awareness and provides free sanitary products in schools across the Island.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 12:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for wastewater to be chemically treated before being discharged into sea

shanklin beach

Southern Water have lodged an application to build a temporary water treatment kiosk at Hope Beach where wastewater could be chemically treated before being discharged into the sea.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for former Con Club to be converted into new home

8 lind street ryde

The applicant states that “All the proposed works will enhance not only the listed building but also Ryde Conservation Area".

Friday, 16th November, 2018 4:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

New plans submitted for Freshwater care units

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Plans for the site include a communal garden, vehicle and pedestrian access, parking and landscaping works.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments