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.

Convictions for loft insulation fraudsters: Compensation available

Attic hatch

Fraudsters who deliberately targeted elderly and vulnerable residents across the Isle of Wight with loft insulation spray they didn’t need, have been convicted.

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 3:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Bacon calls nonsense on accusations of ‘cover up’


Conservatives rushed to accuse the Independent leadership of trying to cover things up, when he says the Executive reshuffle had been planned for sometime, but brought forward due to Cllr Jordan's circumstances.

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 1:32pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 64 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour welcomes rejection of NHS STP document

Hospital corridor

There is a recommendation to not endorse the STP document, which Labour councillor, Geoff Lumley believes is "an attempt by a Tory Government quango, NHS England to undermine and close down many of our highly-valued NHS services."

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 12:58pm

By Geoff Lumley

Cllr Jordan speaks on drink driving charge that led to Executive resignation

Phil jordan

Cllr Jordan speaks to OnTheWight after being charged for drink driving and standing down as Executive member.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 7:18pm

By Sally Perry

Investment and jobs the focus for new regeneration programme

County Hall

The new regeneration programme identifies 11 significant regeneration sites in Newport, Ryde and The Bay, where it’s believed projects are the most deliverable and will have the greatest positive impact on the Island’s financial challenges.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 4:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Executive undergoes a reshuffle

Board table and chairs

In the lead up to the clear focus on regeneration over the coming months, the leader of the Isle of Wight council has restructured the Executive.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 3:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with 20 readers' comments

Long holding times to Isle of Wight council call centre to be investigated


Calling the council can sometimes mean a 40-minute wait for someone to deal with your query. Cllr Dave Stewart says he's going to spend the day there trying to find out why it takes so long.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 11:24am

By Dave Stewart with 16 readers' comments

Find out how to stop £700 per year of household food waste

Food in the bin

Did you know that food waste costs the average person £200 a year and the average family a whopping £700 a year?

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 10:13am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Whitehouse chimes in over school holiday fines court case, but incorrect target say others


The Conservative Government asked Isle of Wight council to appeal school holiday fines case, others remind Conservative councillor and MP.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight rubbish collections over Christmas Week

Recycle Reduce Reuse graffiti

If everyone on the Isle of Wight recycled two toilet roll tubes over the Christmas week, it would save enough energy to power the St Mary’s Hospital for one day! This, and more fun facts from the council, including when rubbish collection over Christmas will be.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 4:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

£50k funding secured to produce bid for £500k

money and calculator

The Isle of Wight Council has successfully secured £50,000 from the government to help develop a bid for up to £500,000.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 11:55am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

MP asks Chancellor whether the Isle of Wight deserves extra support (updated)

Andrew Turner - PMQs - IWC finance - 3 Feb 2016

Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, asked the Chancellor whether he agreed the Island deserves extra support from the Government due of additional challenges.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 11:42am

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments