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.

Senior Isle of Wight Highways PFI manager quits job for better offer

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The senior Highways PFI Isle of Wight council officer is taking up a new post on the mainland in April, after getting an offer the council could not match

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:22am

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

30 per cent of Isle of Wight roads due for resurfacing in first seven years not completed

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Members of the Scrutiny Committee say that 30 percent of roads that should have been brought up to standard by April 2020 have not been. The IWC officer responsible says Island Roads will be given an extra four years

Monday, 17th February, 2020 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Adult and Community Learning Service rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

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The aim of the Adult and Community Learning Service is to encourage social, educational, economic and personal progression for individuals and families

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office

Latest project by Grand Designs favourite sees modernist home with 50m skywalk through trees

Quarrhurst by Lincoln Miles Architecture

The property will feature six en-suite bedrooms, a gym, indoor and outdoor pool, children’s play area and a 50m skywalk through the surrounding trees, overlooking the Solent

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 4:33pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Floating bridge to be suspended for testing

floating bridge suspended sign

The council say essential tests are due to be undertaken while the river is subject to a spring ebb tide. Details within

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

One diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after Sandown hotel investigation launched

melville hall hotel hot tub

One person has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after an investigation was launched in Sandown

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 5:30pm

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

Isle of Wight council’s Scrutiny Committee consider highways PFI performance

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Follow the discussion at this month’s Isle of Wight Corporate Scrutiny Committee items before they go to Cabinet later in the week

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to consult again on dog bans

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An eight-week consultation will be launched this week on the new proposals

Monday, 10th February, 2020 5:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

After waiting 26 days for answers about cuts to concessionary travel scheme, Cllr Ward provides this bare-bone response

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

Cameron says having to wait three weeks for one of the most bare-boned responses he's received brings the council's professionalism into question

Monday, 10th February, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Government ask councils to fly the flag for Prince Andrew’s birthday

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An advisory notice has been sent to all councils in the country asking them to mark the occasion of Prince Andrew's birthday later this month

Saturday, 8th February, 2020 9:13am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight support service for LGBTQ+ young people to close through lack of funding

Isle of Wight Pride 2017

Isle of Wight council investments are at the cost of local community, says Cllr Love, as IWC say they cannot continue funding arrangements with Breakout Youth

Saturday, 8th February, 2020 9:01am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

High levels of Legionella bacterium found in pool and hot tubs closes hotel (updated)

melville hall hotel hot tub

Inspectors found high levels of Legionella bacterium, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, in the pool and hot tubs

Friday, 7th February, 2020 12:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments