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.

Row over grass cutting after Viewpoint vistas obscured by overgrown trees and bushes

bouldnor grass verge

Shalfleet Parish Council decided to cut this area without informing Isle of Wight Council, in latest row over verge cutting

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 2:08pm

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

Isle of Wight hotel hit by Covid seeks permission to convert into flats

esplanade hotel shanklin - the plans

Agents for the application said the seafront hotel business had been detrimentally impacted by Covid and the redevelopment would help address the Island’s housing need

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 1:18pm

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

13 weeks of Floating Bridge repairs, yet IWC claim to News OnTheWight they don’t yet know what parts failed

Cowes Floating Bridge 6 - first journey by Allan Marsh

The Cowes Floating bridge was out of action for 13 weeks while repairs were carried out. Despite repairs now being finished, Isle of Wight council claim to News OnTheWight they don’t yet know what parts failed in the first place

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 8:22pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

New road junction in Bembridge improving road safety

bembridge road with michael murwill and Island roads operative

The changes to the junction by the Pilot Boat Inn in Bembridge have successfully reduced the speed of traffic and improved the safety for road users

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 3:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight councillors vote to support campaign to stop child abuse

girl with woollen hat crying

Isle of Wight councillors put their support behind a three month pilot project aimed at reducing child abuse on the Island. Details within

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

St Mary’s roundabout: New junctions on target to be fully operational by late November says Cllr Ward

st marys junction roadworks sign

The roadworks at St Mary's roundabout move into the next phase of work. Details and maps within

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 5:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Latest number of trees given approval to be cut down on the Isle of Wight

tree cut down with chainsaw

Isle of Wight council say the latest number of trees given approval to be felled is not as high as they would expect at this time of year

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight e-scooter November trial under active discussion: Details

man riding beryl bike

Here are the details of discussions about an Isle of Wight e-scooter trial starting next month being actively considered

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 10:16am

By Charlie Bristow with 10 readers' comments

Islanders urged to remain vigilant to Covid-19 during autumn events

russian dolls wearing face masks

The Director of Public Health says it's vitally important we all continue to observe social distancing, practice good hand hygiene and wear a face covering

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 8:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Plans to convert arcade to pool hall underway

ryde arcade on the esplanade

Permission is being sought to change the use of the building from an arcade to a pool hall, while also serving takeaways

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ventnor councillors exasperated by lack of support from Isle of Wight Council: ‘We’re banging our heads against a brick wall,’ says Mayor

view of ventnor beach from the cascade

Ventnor Town Councillors say they believe the town is very low in the Isle of Wight council's priorities, with one councillor saying, "the town is being treated as the poor relation by the local authority"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Local uproar as Eton College cuts down 150-year-old oak tree to make way for possible housing development

Four images of the tree stump in donkey field

A pre-application proposal has been submitted after the land, now owned by Eton College, was deemed ‘deliverable’ for up to 12 houses

Monday, 19th October, 2020 11:09am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments