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.

West Wight school consultation: Cllr sharing incorrect information, says Yarmouth Mayor (updated)

Delivering the petition at county hall

Cllr Cameron is minuted as stating that Yarmouth Town Council approve of the school closure when it is the opposite. A 1,882 strong petition was handed in this week to County Hall opposing the changes.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Leader’s vow to ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’ a step closer with public consultation

Vix lowthion - cycling through undercliff

Cllr Ian Ward also says it's his view the Isle of Wight needs to have Undercliff Drive road open again, but will not make a decision until after the consultation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:41am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)

traffic jam

From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

A chance to share your crime or safety concerns with those in charge

British Transport police

Chair of the Community Safety Partnership says “I would invite you to come along and engage with us because your opinions matter and feed into our priorities for the coming year, as well as highlighting where we can all work together.”

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 4:19pm

By IW Council Press Office

Parish Council show support for IWC’s West Wight school plans

Freshwater parish councillors and pupils and parents with banner

The Parish Council says Freshwater’s All Saints' School is the only one in the Government’s Priority School Building Programme 2 – and millions of pounds of capital funding for the children of the West Wight would be be lost if Freshwater site permanently closes.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 1:09pm

By Michael Mills

Isle of Wight leisure centre chosen for smart-building EU funded pilot project

heights leisure centre

The pilot project, funded by the EU, will help the Isle of Wight council reduce energy bills and carbon emissions and demonstrates how a conventional building can become a smart building.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:37am

By Sara Crane with 12 readers' comments

‘All scams are crimes’ so Stop, Report and Talk, says Councillor

IWASP logo

Raising awareness about scams and the harm they can do is a priority of the Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership. If you're victim of a scam sign up to their Website to Report and Talk.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:36pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Changes to council services during Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Credibility of Isle of Wight council’s Mental Health Blueprint commitment challenged by campaigners and service users

People at the mental health meeting

We're told that austerity is over, but the group campaigning to save the Isle of Wight's mental health day centes believe "the books are balanced on the backs of our most vulnerable friends, family and neighbours" and they challenge the credibility of council's commitment to 'listen to service users'.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 8:25am

By Colleen Brannon with 3 readers' comments

Over 30 roadworks schemes across the Isle of Wight this month

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you're out and about on the roads this month you'll notice roadwork schemes have intensified as Island Roads aims to finish as many schemes as possible before the summer holidays.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 7:32am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Sandown’s ‘High Ropes’ attraction no longer going ahead – now it’s ‘high nets’

high ropes sky trail

The plans changed after Heritage GB researched high ropes attractions and realised they wouldn't be suitable on coastal areas.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment