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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.

Concern as Cllr Ian Ward Retweets ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson

ian ward

Ian Ward, a past Chairman of the Isle of Wight council and current IW Conservative Chairman, has received criticism over his Retweet of Tommy Robinson, the notorious ex-leader of EDL.

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 3:23pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments

Election Website launch: Find out all about your local council candidates (Update 2)

election site

Find out more about the people who are looking to represent you on the Isle of Wight council for the next four years. Read on our new election site what they have to say about themselves and how they answer four topical questions.

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 6:43pm

By Simon Perry with 33 readers' comments

Isle of Wight local election: Catch up on reporting from hustings

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Leaders of all the main parties and groups will be taking part in a hustings tonight at the Apollo Theatre, Newport. If you can't make it along follow our live reporting here.

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Floating bridge naming competition postponed ‘Due to the upcoming election(s)’

new floating bridge

It's not clear what the two upcoming elections have to do with the naming of the new floating bridge, but the council are citing them as the reason for postponing the naming competition, despite knowing about the local one beforehand.

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 2:55pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Petition: Name floating bridge 6 after Polish warship that defended Isle of Wight

Floating bridge 6

This year marks the 75th Anniversary since the Polish, Cowes-built warship saved Cowes and East Cowes. A petition to name the new floating bridge Blyskawica is gaining traction.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 9:14am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Dave Stewart responds to second home voter encouragement: A ‘Pretend Row’

Nothing to see here - Move along - by brucehh

Cllrs Ian Ward and Dave Stewart give their views on the reaction to them writing to postal voters and asking Second Home owners to register to vote on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:28pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 42 readers' comments

Conservatives urge second home owners to register to vote here too

Polling station

The letter that Ian Ward sent out from the Isle of Wight Conservative Association encouraging second home owners to register to vote on the Island. It's causing quite a stir.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Joe Davies becomes Isle of Wight’s latest member of UK Youth Parliament

joe davis youth mp

Well done to 17 year old Joe Davies, who polled over 88 per cent of the votes out of the total of five candidates and has been elected as the Isle of Wight Member of the UK Youth Parliament.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New permits for taking household waste to tip in commercial vehicle

lynnbottom waste

New permit required for those with commercial vans to dispose of their household waste at Lynnbottom and Afton.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 5:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Update on St George’s Way/ASDA roadworks

roadworks send help

Works to construct the new roundabout on St George’s Way and link to Pan Lane are nearing completion.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 4:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Have your registered to vote? If not, you have one week to do it

polling card

The Electoral Commission say their research shows that nearly a third of people think that if you are old enough to vote then you are automatically registered. This is not the case, everyone must register themselves and have just a week left to do it.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 1:42pm

By IW Council Press Office

Jon Platt school holiday fines appeal: Judgement delivered (updated)

supreme court judges

IW Magistrates and the High Court both previously ruled that Mr Platt had no case to answer, but the Department for Education insisted IWC take the case to Supreme Court. The judgement was delivered this morning.

Thursday, 6th April, 2017 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments