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.

Isle of Wight Council launch ‘Beauty of the Beach’ campaign

beauty of the beach poster

As well as celebrating the beautiful bathing waters in the Isle of Wight, the ‘Beauty of the beach’ social media campaign aims to help people understand more about what impacts bathing water quality and give them the power to protect their beaches by taking some simple steps.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 8:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Revised timetable for Floating Bridge during Cowes Week

floating bridge at night during cowes week -- allan marsh

Extra crossings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 1:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Car Park built without permission must be removed say Isle of Wight council

Car park

The council said the car park has resulted in an over provision of car parking and would likely to lead to increased use of the existing ‘substandard’ junction.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 2:31pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Our town and village are now at capacity say Isle of Wight councillors

Construction site :

The Isle of Wight council say there is a lack of suitable housing, but councillors say their areas are at capacity.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:11am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

£1m investment allocated for Westminster House, rated Good by CQC

calculator and money

At one time, the former Conservative-led Isle of Wight council sought to close Westminster House. Now it has been rated Good in all areas and has £1m investment promised.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 6:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council want to know what’s in our household waste

Lake Rubbish - megan baynes 4

The council will be taking waste from some houses and studying its content, so they can better understand what is thrown away

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 12:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council scrap plans to relocate West Wight primary schools

Stop sign halt stay away:

To avoid the legal costs of taking the matter to court, the council is now exploring other options.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 5:57pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Government intervenes to secure future of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Matt Thatcher, Manager of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Islanders will still be able to seek independent, confidential and impartial advice thanks to the hard work of the team at the Isle of Wight Law Centre.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Council say they ‘make no apologies’ for enforcing school absence fines

School sign

The Isle of Wight council says that income from the fines has to be used on the administration of the process and securing better attendance from pupils.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 6:27pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to crack down on empty homes

empty home

There are an estimated 522 empty homes across the Isle of Wight — including 154 that have been empty for over two years — as well as several vacant commercial premises with the potential for conversion to affordable or rented homes.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council Cabinet scrutinised over Public Health decision

clare mosdell - lac video tom stroud

Cllr Michael Lilley said he wanted to ensure that no corners had not been cut. Cllr Mosdell had to leave the chamber to compose herself, saying she was 'cross'.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 12:21pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Plans for Isle of Wight Sculpture Gardens lodged with council

elmlea cottage and garden

Sculptures to be curated, produced and displayed in the cottage and garden.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 10:31am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment