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.

Isle of Wight schools to provide emergency childcare cover over Easter holidays for key workers

School crossing sign :

Workers critical to the Covid-19 effort such as nurses and doctors will be able to carry on their important work safe in the knowledge their children are properly supervised and cared for

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:50pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight play areas remain closed during Coronavirus outbreak

closed playground

As well as play areas being closed, Islanders are advised to stay local and use open spaces near to home where possible – and not travel unnecessarily

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 3:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Message from Fire Service is keep’fire safe’ whilst you Stay at Home

Island Learning Centre fire

With everyone spending far more time at home than they normally would, the senior fire officer for the Isle of Wight reminds Islanders of the need to keep 'fire safe'

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 3:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre

county hall

The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine's Point

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Block of nine flats to replace ‘uninhabitable house’

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Neighbours objected to the application, but planning permission was granted but with 12 conditions

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight help is still at hand for victims of domestic violence say council

Domestic abuse poster

If you're already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put in place while the government tries to slow the spread of Coronavirus have probably left you fearful of being isolated in the house with your abuser. Help is at hand

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 10:13am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council scrap most parking charges during Coronavirus outbreak

Free parking

All council car parks and the majority of on-street parking spaces will be free of charge until further notice — although residents must adhere to parking time limits

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Support available for victims of domestic abuse during Coronavirus lockdown

love shouldn't hurt written on bare back of woman

Police and local domestic abuse support groups say help is at hand for those subjected to domestic abuse - even during lockdown

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 4:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight parents warned about school meal scam

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The scam email states ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 10:16am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council leader sends message of thanks to our ‘true Island heroes’

Dave Stewart

So far, a staggering 600-plus Islanders have answered the government's 'call to arms', stepping up to do what they can to fight the virus and help those on the front lines

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 10:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents having bonfires asked to be mindful of neighbours


The council say lighting garden bonfires can aggravate lung conditions and cause a nuisance

Friday, 27th March, 2020 2:47pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Free car parking for all keyworkers delivered by Isle of Wight council

parking meter

Today's announcement means they will be able to park in on street parking bays and council and NHS owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment