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.

Petitions on Mental Health Day Care Centres and Forest Road traffic lights being presented to Isle of Wight Council

signing a petition

A petition about the planned closure of mental health day centres and another about traffic lights on Forest Road following the fatal incident earlier in the year will be presented and debated by the council this week.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 3:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

St Mary’s roundabout: Residents deserve answers now, says cllr

roadworks signs

Cllr Garratt said that residents have questions now about the St Mary's Roundabout transformation and they deserve answers.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Call-in of pumping station decision at Westridge Farm rejected by chair of planning

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley and residents say their comments are being ignored, but the chair of planning says there are no material planning issues with the application that was approved under delegated decision.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

State-of-the-art facilities for Christ the King College

Artist impression of christ the king college

After a challenging period for the school, Cllr Brading said the future of education at the school looked bright and praised the “dynamic leadership”.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

New 20mph speed limit through centre of village agreed

20mph sign

The local authority, working in close partnership with the Parish Council, Island Roads and the local ward member, have agreed a series of new speed restrictions throughout the parish to improve road safety.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 11:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Red Box Project formally comes to an end today

Cheque being handed over by Katharine

Spearheaded by Katharine Spencer-Brown, the IW branch of Red Box Project has been a huge success on the Island, ensuring that young girls don't need to miss school anymore due to period poverty.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry with one comment

15 months of roadworks to transform St Mary’s roundabout

St Marys Junction Signalised

The Cabinet member responsible for roads says that delays during the 15 months of roadworks are inevitable.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 8:36am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Fundraising weekend planned for new Ice and Leisure Centre

artist impression of the new silc in Ryde

This inspiring and exciting new facility could be built and in use within 12 months say the applicants. A fundraising weekend is planned to coincide with the planning officer's decision.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight suicide prevention strategy report labelled ‘patronising’ and ‘not fit for purpose’

michael lilley

A report on suicide prevention has been labelled 'patronising' and 'not fit for purpose' by a mental health champion.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:51pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

57-home development falls through after access road declared ‘not a road’ by Island Roads

Guildford Road

Without double yellow lines the road cannot be used as an access road.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:40pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council issue chalk pit warning following teenager’s four-storey fall

cliff edges are dangerous

A young male was recently airlifted to Southampton General Hospital following a fall equivalent to four storeys into the disused Shide chalk pit near Newport.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 3:07pm

By IW Council Press Office

Public Health merger plans criticised over ‘lack of due diligence’


Cllr Michael Lilley said the report did not provide due diligence, criticising the lack of a risk and value for money analysis or consideration of other options.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:12pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter