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.

Planning application for 25 new Isle of Wight homes refused by council

Stop halt sign:

The planning officers gave a number of reasons for the refusal including serious adverse impact on the character of the area

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 3:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

A third of Isle of Wight care homes report outbreak of Coronavirus

elderly person

The trend of cases in care homes had seemed to be reducing, but has spike again with now a third of Isle of Wight care homes reporting cases

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 3:17pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council deliver 155,000 pieces of PPE to frontline workers

PPE at the council's leisure centre foyer

So far the council has handed out 28,604 masks; 43,800 aprons; 80,460 pairs of gloves; 39.3 litres of sanitiser; and 2,300 eye protectors

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Resident turns up at Isle of Wight tip with single coat hanger and broken charger (update 2)

Broken coathanger and plug

The council say this is not an isolated incident and residents are reminded to make essential journeys only to dispose of items that are "too dangerous to be stored at home"

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 1:15pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Plans to convert oldest surviving Isle of Wight baptist church into home

wellow baptist church

Developers say feedback from those who registered an interest in the burial ground had been generally positive and encouraging

Thursday, 14th May, 2020 10:26am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Refuse collectors come to rescue of resident stuck on the floor for several hours

Amey Waste Operatives

In a true Lassie moment, a barking dog noticed by waste collectors resulted in the rescue of a resident who had fallen and was unable to get up for several hours

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 3:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Private online streaming of Isle of Wight funeral services allows families to say their final goodbyes

Rose and Lily bouquet

In order to ensure the spread of Coronavirus is minimised when attending funerals at the crematorium, only ten people have been able to attend services in person due to social distancing measures. Others can watch online through private streaming service

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:31am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council to run live online meetings from June

A timetable of virtual committee meetings have been set up from June for three months

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Watch out for brown-tail moth caterpillars (updated)

brown tailed moth caterpillar

Watch out for the annual arrival of Brown-tail moth caterpillars – they might look soft and fluffy, but the hairs can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Day trippers to the Isle of Wight asked to ‘stay away’: ‘It’s not yet safe’ says council leader

stop sign

In light of the new advice from the Government, the leader of Isle of Wight council says it is not yet safe for for tourists to visit the Island

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 4:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight schools show ingenuity and resourcefulness in order to maintain interesting curriculum at all levels

Pupils from Gurnard

Cllr Paul Brading says he's so impressed with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of schools all over the Island in maintaining an interesting curriculum of learning, both at primary and secondary level

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 8:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Plans for seafront property revised following opposition from residents

le veness revised application

Various revisions have taken place for the Ventnor seafront planning application

Saturday, 9th May, 2020 9:12am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments