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.

Fifth successive gold medal award for Ventnor Park

Ventnor Park -

This year’s award makes it the fifth successive gold medal received for Ventnor Park. Well done to all involved in its wonderful upkeep.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 10:48am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight Conservatives set out their aspirations and target for change

Change sign and windows

The Corporate Plan - which runs until one year before the end of the Conservatives' term in power - sets out their aspirations and targets for the coming three and ten years.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Dinosaur Isle’s future uncertain as Isle of Wight council explores options

Dinosaur Isle

The council are actively pitching around for 'partners' to take it over. What's unclear is why this is happening when the Friends of Dinosaur Isle have been trying to take it off the council's hands for eight years.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:52pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Dave Stewart: Lost your job at BAE or Gurit? Apply for call centre work

dave stewart

The leader of the Isle of Wight council this afternoon suggested that skilled workers who are set to lose their jobs at BAE Systems and Gurit should apply for jobs at the new call centre.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Discover all your library has to offer during National Libraries Week

book shelves in library

National Libraries Week is aimed at showcasing the best that UK libraries of all kinds have to offer, encouraging everyone to discover that their local library is about far more than just books.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 2:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Read Isle of Wight council’s ‘Our Island, Our Vision’ corporate plan

dave stewart and theresa may -

Cabinet members will be asked to approve the Corporate Plan and recommend its approval to the full council which meets later this month.

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council plough £100k into contact centre

call centre

£100,000 has been ploughed into the Isle of Wight council'a contact centre to reduce waiting times to speak to someone from 40 minutes to two minutes.

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 3:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Neil chosen for ‘best job in the UK fire service’

neil odin

From the beginning of next year the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) will have a new chief fire officer. OnTheWight has the details of who made it through the rigourous selection process.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 2:44pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council want your help shaping the future of Newport Harbour

Newport Harbour drawings

The council say that as well as creating a destination for the Isle of Wight's County Town, the redevelopment will generate the income required to keep the harbour operating for all those who use it.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 8:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Company steps in to sponsor evening river crossings

folly water bus

Endeavours to keep foot passengers crossing the River Medina in Cowes - despite the actions of the Isle of Wight council - have been given a welcome boost this week.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

East Cowes Development set for approval

Victoria Quay from the water by Conran & Partners

A multi-million pound development in East Cowes, which will bring with it 53 homes, a 400-berth marina, restaurants, bars and more, is set for approval.

Monday, 25th September, 2017 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Recycle your toiletry items plea from Isle of Wight council

recycling bins

Isle of Wight Council is teaming up with Recycle Now to encourage recycling of items such as deodorants.

Monday, 25th September, 2017 11:15am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments