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.

Residents angry their road becoming rat run to avoid St Mary’s roundabout diversion (updated)

standen avenue road sign

Standen Avenue residents have formed the Camp Hill Community Action Group (CHCAG) and asked the Isle of Wight Council to provide ‘basic safety measures’ in the area

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 2:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Work to tackle bullying in Isle of Wight schools celebrated at Anti-Bullying Awards

bully spelled out in game of scrabble

There were six winners in the Anti-Bullying Awards organised by the Isle of Wight council's safeguarding partnership and supported by Red Funnel

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 12:06pm

By Melissa Piercy

The £3.2m Floating Bridge racks up staggering losses: See the detail

floating bridge suspended September 2019

When you compare the profits from previous years to the losses of the last four, it makes for sorry reading. OnTheWight has the detail

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Conservative council ‘merely puppets to Westminster masters pulling the strings’, says Island Indies leader

puppets on a string in a shop window

The leader of the Island Independents said the council is paying more tax payers money to more people to do considerably less

Monday, 21st October, 2019 5:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors claimed £475,000 in allowances and expenses


The total amount claimed increased by over £13,000 in the last year. OnTheWight has the details

Monday, 21st October, 2019 2:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive consultation found 58 per cent in favour of reinstatement

undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight council say the cost to re-instate the road is estimated to be between £1 million and £2 million, dependent on whether the scheme allowed one or two-way traffic and if the new route was restricted to vehicles below a certain weight

Friday, 18th October, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Ten new banners help celebrate Newport’s identity

newport banner

The banner project has been created in response to comments from Newport residents and businesses gathered as part of the Shaping Newport programme in 2017, where local people were concerned that Newport was losing its identity

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Scrutiny Chair says residents deserve to know how decision to cut 29 roads from gritting route was made

Island Roads gritter team

Chair of the Scrutiny Committee said that residents deserved to know how the decisions were made

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Better Care Fund to run an extra year

calculator and money

Better Care fund will now run into 2020, after it was initially supposed to end this year

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:20pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council risk isolating rural areas, say Island Labour

snow plough isle of wight

Island Labour say the cuts "appear to have passed through the Isle of Wight Council without proper scrutiny, and with no public consultation"

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 12:04pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Number of Adult Social Care complaints falls by four, but process criticised

michael lilley

Isle of Wight Council revealed the number of adult social care complaints has decreased by four compared to the previous year, but Cllr Lilley said having a separate complaints team was confusing to people when they most needed help

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 12:14pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Grants to support activities for children with disabilities and/or additional needs

disabled access day man on bike

The funding is intended for equipment for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare services to allow further opportunities for those with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:35am

By IW Council Press Office