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.

Expect delays as water main works resume on Staplers Road next week

Wootton Bridge road works

Southern Water project manager, Peter Simmons, said local residents had been informed of the latest works which were designed to “safeguard supplies for the community effectively into the future.”

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 1:16pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Rambling excuses’ make clear IWC leadership has no intention of holding Island Roads to account, says Cllr Brodie

dave stewart

The councillor for Newport East said, "Cllrs Stewart and Ward may be having regular tea and biscuits with the Island Roads management, but they are clearly letting them off the hook"

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘take the opportunity’ to replace second prow on floating bridge

floating bridge suspended

The floating bridge will not be back into service for at least another week, with the Isle of Wight council saying they’re ‘taking the opportunity’ to replace the other prow and hinge.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Ryde House dispute Isle of Wight Council’s needs assessment of their residents, saying too low

unhappy face

The provider say the council assessed the needs of the people they care for as being lower than currently provided, which has caused the dispute between Ryde House and the Isle of Wight council.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council leader says they can’t send the floating bridge back

floating bridge suspended

Council leader, Dave Stewart said, "If people say to me, yes, but it breaks down, I say, so does the Red Jet".

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 5:28pm

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

Seven days’ eviction notice for residents with learning disabilities


The council – which provides funding to meet the residents’ care and support needs - has been trying to personally contact the affected families to explain the situation and what is being done on their behalf.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 4:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

St Mary’s Roundabout: Conservatives vote to go ahead with junction changes

st marys roadworks sign

The 18 votes in favour were all the members of the ruling Conservative group present, except for Cllr Tyndall who abstained and Cllr Matthew Price (Newport North), who last week led a call for works to be halted.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:15am

By Geoff Brodie with 17 readers' comments

End of school day ‘potentially dangerous’ says head of Isle of Wight primary school

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In a letter to parents, Carisbrooke Primary's head of school said the decision made by the other schools to change their hours was potentially dangerous — and the primary school had not been consulted.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Have your say on plans for network of bus-priority routes

Back of the bus

Isle of Wight Council are working together with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council on a network of bus-priority routes and want to hear your views on the plans.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Maths improvement for Isle of Wight primary children taking part in special initiative

colourful abacus

The maths improvement has meant an uplift of nine per cent in the proportion of pupils achieving ‘age related expectations’ in the schools involved in the project.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 4:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Former middle school site could see supported housing for older people


Work is expected to start in the next two years.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 2:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Residents to vote on new parking zones

residents parking

Following a consultation, residents' parking zones have been requested on 84 roads in the town.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 12:29pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment