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.

Have you registered to vote?

eu ref polling card

You won't be able to vote on 4th May unless you are registered to vote from the address you now live at. Have you moved home since the last election? Make sure you let the council know.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council calls for ‘greater local autonomy’ over school funding

Calculator and coins

Most primary schools on the Isle of Wight will be losing funding within new National Funding Formula proposal.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council leader reveals ‘One Island One Service’ idea

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart says the ‘Island Hub’ concept has been given support in principle by all major providers, including health, social care, the police, fire, ambulance and charities. A feasibility study will take place asap.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 1:05pm

By Dave Stewart with 28 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council Leader blocks move to scrap Executive

man with hand out

The Leader's actions to halt debate and a vote on the motion to change the governance system of the council from Executive to Committee have been criticised from across the chamber.

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 1:45pm

By Sally Perry with 53 readers' comments

Last full council meeting before May elections: Live reporting

county hall chamber

Follow our live coverage from the comfort of your sofa or office. This will be the last full council meeting before the May elections as the Purdah period begins on 27th March.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

£661,000 boost for domestic abuse refuges

Paper money :

The funding has been allocated to the region, which includes the local authorities of the Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils, and Hampshire County Council.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 10:43am

By IW Council Press Office

Why is Conservative HQ so interested in the Isle of Wight?

whispering statues

Even prior to the takeover of the Isle of Wight council in January, Conservative Campaign Head Office have had a member of staff advising the new council Leader. It's believed to be unprecedented.

Friday, 10th March, 2017 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with 111 readers' comments

New bridge for Shanklin cliff lift delayed

shanklin cliff bridge

It's hoped the fully-refurbished cliff lift will open in May, in time for the main summer holiday season.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 4:34pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Join the fight against child sexual exploitation

Unhappy teenager

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day falls on Saturday 18th March, enabling public campaigning in shopping and public areas to reach a larger audience and delivering the message that “Together we can create more positive outcomes for so many vulnerable young people”.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 8:55am

By IW Council Press Office

New opening times for waste sites could mean statutory duties are not met, say Indies (updated)

amey waste sorting

The Indies say that according to the legislation, the waste facilities should be reasonably accessible and open for the deposit of waste at all reasonable times.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 12:45pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 17 readers' comments

Only 2% of Isle of Wight 16-17 year olds classed as NEETs


98% of Isle of Wight 16-17 year olds are either in education, employment or training. 0.7% more than the national average.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 7:36am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Live coverage of the March Scrutiny Committee

feb 2017 executive meeting

This will be the second meeting of the new Scrutiny Committee for the Isle of Wight council. Follow our live reporting from the comfort of your armchair.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 4:50pm

By Sally Perry