Cabinet decision will exclude Law Centre from ‘meaningful bid’, says petitioner

outside the iw law centre

Colleen says it's disingenuous for the cabinet to say services will not be lost; as they know the Law Centre offers more than the advice, information and guidance services sought in the tender.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Cabinet reject plea to reconsider Law Centre future

Green running exit sign

The Isle of Wight council are pushing ahead with plans to carry out a procurement process, which the Law Centre say they won't be in a position to bid for. Many fear the services they currently provide will be awarded to a mainland company such as The YOU Trust.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:08am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Reprieve for IWC plans to increase Wightcare charges and cut Lynnbottom tip hours

county hall

An ‘unpalatable' increase to Wightcare service charges and cut in hours at Lynnbottom Tip have been discussed at tonight's Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Harbour: Sale could be put on hold

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Cllr Hutchinson said at last night's scrutiny meeting "I have not said I will sell it to them for a pound, but I will if they put forward a proposal for the harbour".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council finalise their budget proposal for 2019/20

Budget in Scrabble tiles byLendingMemo

The council have now announced what they will have in their budget proposals for 2019/20. It will be voted upon at the budget meeting on 28th February.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 7:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Petition: Don’t cut the Isle of Wight Disabled Children Intervention Team

unhappy child

The Isle of Wight council are accused of "penny pinching in a specialised area" with their plans to make cuts to staff in the Disabled Children’s Intervention Team (DCIT). A petition calling for the plans to be scrapped has been launched ahead of the Cabinet meeting where the plans will be debated.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 8:47am

By Maria Villa Vine

Isle of Wight council to offer new option to beach hut owners

Gurnard beach huts

Cllr Hutchinson says the reason for the concession that he's been persuaded by other councillors that many low income licensees have had their huts for many years and would find new leases less affordable.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Decision to sell Ryde Harbour to go under scrutiny

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

Cllr Michael Lilley has been successful in calling-in the decision to sell the leasehold or freehold of Ryde Harbour on the open market.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Catch up: Isle of Wight council debate three petitions and more

iwc november from youtube

Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at first Isle of Wight full council meeting of 2019. Follow our live reporting here.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 5:46pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Campaigners to protest at Isle of Wight council cuts to public services

Collection of No Cuts banners

Islanders concerned by proposed cuts to public services will be gathering outside County Hall prior to the full council meeting tonight.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

Call for Isle of Wight council to recognise vital work of Law Centre

outside the iw law centre

Colleen Brannon from Island Labour shares the speech she will make at tonight's full council meeting, in defence of the Law Centre, which provides help to vulnerable Islanders and says it saved the council between £1.5-£1.9m in 2017.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 9:49am

By Colleen Brannon

Decision on Cross-Solent Travel Scheme already made, reminds Isle of Wight council CEO

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

The CEO reminded members that the decision to scrap the funding, as suggested by Director of Adult Social Care, had already been made but was yet to be ratified.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 1:30pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment