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.

Former High Sheriff becomes Deputy-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight

Deputy-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Mrs Caroline Peel

There are 15 Deputy-Lieutenants of the Isle of Wight, each assisting the Lord-Lieutenant in her work

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 11:57am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Enforcement complaint leads to retrospective application for oil supplier

York Ave Garage

Certas Energy stepped in to supply heating oil to homes following the closure of Isle of Wight Fuels

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 9:16am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Application for residence to help the Island’s homeless withdrawn following strong opposition

Leed Street property

Although the HMO residents would not be placed directly from the street, neighbours said they 'would not feel safe' having the tenants on their doorstep

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Town Mayor strongly objects to his title being used on candidate’s election leaflet

Close up of a mayoral chain

Town Mayor was not happy with candidate after finding his official title being used as support in election leaflet

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:20pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Green Party candidate accused of ‘illegal practice’ by Chair of IW Conservatives: Accusation refuted

Angry Birds toys

Things can get heated during elections. They certainly got spikey in this email exchange today

Monday, 19th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Plans for 16 new properties on derelict former farmland

Man drawing on blueprints

A ‘modest financial contribution’ would be made towards off-site affordable housing and a strip of land available for the West Wight Greenway (cycle track)

Monday, 19th April, 2021 5:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

‘Organised campaign’ against Bembridge holiday lodges ‘bordering on mass hysteria’ says agent

Love Lane artists impression - Martha James Plan Research

Agent for the applicants says she's had to write to Isle of Wight Council planning authority about "the behaviour of certain residents"

Monday, 19th April, 2021 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Having someone else vote for you in the Isle of Wight 2021 election

Polling station sign on wall leading into garden

If you are unable to vote in person or by post, you can choose to have someone you trust cast your vote for you

Monday, 19th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

All Isle of Wight party leaders oppose village school closure, except one

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Leaders of all political parties on the Isle of Wight have openly opposed the closure of Chillerton and Rookley School, apart from Dave Stewart of the Conservatives

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:23am

By Keith Herbert with 4 readers' comments

IsleVote21: Find out which 2021 Isle of Wight council election candidates took part (updated)

Microphone in foreground and shelves in background

Find out which candidates in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections took part in the IsleVote21 interviews and hear what they have to say

Sunday, 18th April, 2021 4:07pm

By Stephen Cockett with 15 readers' comments

99 per cent of Isle of Wight pupils gain primary school of choice

pre-school - child with crayons drawing

99 per cent of pupils received a primary school place of their choice, but not all first or second choice

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Opposition mounting for plans to convert heritage shop for residential use

The Candy Shop front

The Town Council, Business Association and local Heritage groups are among those opposing the plans

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments