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.

If you have a complaint about impact of St Mary’s roundabout roadworks write directly to Cllr Ward, he says

Cllr Ian Ward and Andrew Tunnicliffe from Island Roads

Cllr Ian Ward says he has his 'finger on the pulse' about St Mary's roundabout and has only received one letter of complaint. He asks residents to write directly to him if they have concerns or queries.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Petition launched to protect future of Brown’s Family Golf Course

Flags and Wildflowers Browns is the venue for events such as Hullabaloo this year online and the Lost Duver rewilding project

The petition is calling on the Isle of Wight council to recognise the heritage of Brown's Golf Course and seek protection of the much-loved public asset

Monday, 21st September, 2020 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Accommodation plans for Isle of Wight homeless secures Government funding

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The successful bid will help fund supported accommodation for homeless people on the Isle of Wight. Full details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 11:22am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Belgrave Road landslip: News OnTheWight shares the latest update

Belgrave Road landslip Feb 2020

It's been quite a while since we had an update from the Isle of Wight council on the status of the Belgrave Road landslip. Latest details within

Friday, 18th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Female Isle of Wight councillor called ‘a coward’ and another told to ‘shut up’ by male colleagues

banner being held at march that reads what lessens one of us lessens all of us

Two female councillors were at the end of insulting comments at Wednesday night's Isle of Wight council meeting. One being called 'a coward' and the other being told to 'shut up'

Friday, 18th September, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council CEO reveals return date for Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge has been out of service for nine weeks already. In a letter to the town council, John Metcalfe reveals when it is expected to return

Friday, 18th September, 2020 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Conservative-controlled council elects Conservative to lead committee to scrutinise their work (updated)

richard hollis shaking hands with nick stuart at the election count

The Scrutiny Committee is designed to examine decisions made by Isle of Wight council. It has, for as long as we can remember, been chaired by an opposition councillor … until last night

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 4:42pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors vote to give themselves a pay rise

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Mixed views at last night's meeting when Isle of Wight councillors voted to accept an increase to their allowance. Details within

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 3:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Section of Military Road in danger of collapsing in seven years if no action taken

Military Road erosion

It is thought if the plans get approval, it would take eight weeks to complete, but a road closure — potentially only part — would need to be put in place

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 5:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

‘Historical’ Covid-19 cases: Explained – What do they mean?

photo of computer screen showing the council's covid-19 infographic

Some Islanders may have been confused by the council's reference to 'historical' cases in their latest Covid-19 infographic. News OnTheWight has sought a clarification

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 12:14pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plans for glamping domes on West Wight farmland attracts objections

Tapnell farm glamping domes

There are plans for the five domes to be re-sited to another part of the farm estate, but objectors say it will harm the Isle of Wight Dark Skies and AONB. Details within

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 11:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Hunt court appearance avoided thanks to agreement with council (updated)

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The noise abatement order was breached over a year ago, but an 'accommodation' was reached this week, meaning the Isle of Wight Hunt directors avoided a court appearance

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments