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.

Belgrave Road: Action to be taken over the weekend before bad weather arrives

belgrave road srp 24 jan 2020

The Isle of Wight council say they will be taking action over the weekend at the Belgrave Road landslip. Details within

Friday, 24th January, 2020 8:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

One star rating for Bingo Hall kitchen after acceptable standards of hygiene and cleanliness discovered (updated)

The owners told customers on Facebook the rating was due to paperwork, but the inspector said the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen were unacceptable

Friday, 24th January, 2020 12:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Primary school pupils quiz Isle of Wight councillors on green issues

Barton Primary School visit to the council

A group from Barton Primary school were able to ask questions at the last full council to find out just how green the local authority is

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Help is on hand for Isle of Wight victims of domestic abuse

love shouldn't hurt written on woman's back

In less than a year, The Dragonfly Project has trained more than 70 community champions across the Island to help identify victims of domestic violence

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 5:35pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight primary school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

primary school children working in class

Standards at the school have risen since 2016, but the Ofsted inspection framework now being used is very different to the one in place in 2011, when the school was last inspected

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Belgrave Road Landslip: No compulsory evacuations so far, say Isle of Wight council

Belgrave Road with utility vans

Contrary to what you may have heard there have been no compulsory evacuations. OnTheWight has confirmed this with Isle of Wight council today

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads advise evacuation for at least one property (photos)

belgrave road landslide at night shot

Island Roads have reinforced the road closure with steel fencing and advised evacuation of at least one property

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council set out arrangements for All Saints’ and Yarmouth schools

control key on laptop

The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight councillors criticised for ‘not pulling their weight’

vote counting in the county hall chamber 1

With vacancies on several committees, councillors have been criticised for not pulling their weight in the chamber. Meanwhile Reg Barry has been a councillor since 1993 and never missed a full council meeting

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Residents fear for road after partial collapse of retaining wall in Ventnor (photos) (updated)

Island Roads have closed the road

One resident said he'd been telling the Isle of Wight council about the problem for over 30 years. The road has been closed to traffic

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments