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.

IW MP launches petition against Government’s housing target

bob seely transport debate

The Isle of Wight MP believes the draft Island Plan "has some good proposals in it", but has "several concerns, not least that this housing would be unaffordable for Islanders". He wants your views and has set up a petition.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school absence fines double in the last year

a group of children skiing

The cabinet member responsible said the spike in the number of parents being fined was a national trend and that nothing had changed on how the council was enforcing fines.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:40am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council bid for £25m to boost one of the Island’s High Streets

question mark street sculpture

Following Portsmouth's funding bid for two Pompey high streets, OnTheWight asked what Isle of Wight council's plans were.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 3:39pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Ways to create ‘campus environment’ on the Isle of Wight being discussed

shadows of young people

Students from around the Isle of Wight were involved in discussions and workshops yesterday with the future of higher education on the Isle of Wight on the agenda.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight councillors to quiz health bosses

county hall

Following the warning notice from the CQC and after being placed in financial special measures, NHS Trust bosses have been invited to speak to the Isle of Wight Council’s policy and scrutiny committee for adult social care and health.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Incredible Edible Isle of Wight launches today outside County Hall

the flowerbeds outside county hall

Use of the raised flower beds outside County Hall to plant vegetables and herbs is the first step for the Incredible Edible Isle of Wight project providing food for the community.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 3:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge going out of service for ‘improvement’ trials on Thursday

floating bridge suspended

A replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation during this period.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Plans for car showroom to become furniture store

lushington hill harwoods garage

The former car showroom is no longer required due to “changing requirements within the vehicles sales sector”. You have until 22nd to comment.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party throw their support for All Saints’ Primary into the ring

vix lowthion and daniel james

Local councillor, Daniel James, said the West Wight deserves much more support from the Isle of Wight council who he believes should go back to basics and properly support rural Island schools.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 10:31am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

lifeguard hut sandown

The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Young Islanders call for ‘Climate Justice’ outside County Hall

Youth Strike 4 Climate Demo - by Liz Cooke

Young Islanders were not deterred by Cllr Hobart's announcement that Isle of Wight council will not declare a climate emergency. They showed their feelings after school outside County Hall last week.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments