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 Council say new shoe on floating bridge has reduced noise

floating bridge = iwc

Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, says that initial test results show the noise has been reduced, "so it appears these solutions are working very well".

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 6:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Councillor walks out of floating bridge meeting, declaring it a ‘politically constructed quango’

Karl Love

Cllr Love walked out of last night's meeting (Monday) after just 20 minutes, calling it a ‘politically constructed quango’. He explains why.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight one of top in country for plastic recycling

plastic cartons by davidortmann

Well done people! Islanders' recycling habits have now put the Isle of Wight among the top plastic recyclers in the country. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 9:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council launch architectural competition for new Record Office archive

westridge leisure centre by steve daniels

The Isle of Wight council are looking for a team to design a new Record Office Archive at the site of the former Waltzing Waters attraction in Ryde.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 9:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: Isle of Wight council rejected decades of experience offered


Neil says he's offered his decades of expertise to Isle of Wight council for free - They rejected it. How many other people have experienced the same?

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 6:59pm

By Neil Blues with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council refuse to disclose info on floating bridge chemicals

see no evil

A couple of very simple questions were posed by OnTheWight to the Isle of Wight council when a passenger discovered her jeans were covered with bleach stains after getting on and off the Cowes floating bridge.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Live: Isle of Wight councillors vote on allowance increase and more

Mobile robot charger:

Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at the September Isle of Wight full council meeting. We report live from the chamber so you don’t have to make the journey to Newport.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Further tough and difficult decisions to come’ says Isle of Wight council leader

dave stewart

More budget cuts look likely to be on the way if Leader of the council, Dave Stewart's statement issued ahead of tonight's (Wednesday) Full Council meeting, is anything to go by. Read it here.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 2:46pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Concern over format of NHS meetings raised by councillors

St mary's hospital

Questions were raised on the format of an NHS meeting, when 20 minutes into the meeting Cllr Brodie said he wanted to get on with the meeting and not talked at by NHS bosses.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 3:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors to vote on 2% allowance increase (updated)

ten pound notes

The Independent Remuneration Panel have recommended a 2% increase for councillors' annual allowances. Councillors will vote on the recommendations at Wednesday's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge: New bleaching service for foot passengers?

Laura Gibbs stained jeans

Laura noticed the stains up the legs of jeans after leaving the floating bridge, which she said "smelled like a swimming pool" this morning.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 6:47pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

St Mary’s roundabout plans set to go ahead

st marys roundabout

Despite the concern raised by members of the Scrutiny Committee, it looks as though plans to replace St Mary’s roundabout with junctions and traffic lights will go ahead.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 4:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 18 readers' comments