57-home development falls through after access road declared ‘not a road’ by Island Roads

Guildford Road

Without double yellow lines the road cannot be used as an access road.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 4:40pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s digital strategy must not leave vulnerable residents behind

computer keyboard

When discussing the Isle of Wight council's digital transformation strategy, the deputy-Leader acknowledged there will be residents who get left behind if the IWC are not careful.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 2:00pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Petition calls on Isle of Wight council to clean up Sandown

Former ocean hotel development

Sally McConkey, of Cross Street, Sandown, set up a petition last week urging local authorities to take action because she says the town is currently in the worst state she has ever seen it.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 3:15pm

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

Cowboy landlords and slum housing part of the Isle of Wight’s ‘systemic housing problem’ says officer

Damp housing conditions

The Isle of Wight council's housing needs service manager said because a lot of landlords are cowboys they are in effect placing people in unsuitable accommodation that’s unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:34pm

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

Portsmouth City Council make decision over Coroner merger

portsmouth city council - cabinet

The Portsmouth City Council's cabinet looked at all the options and made their decision this week over possible Coroner service mergers.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 9:00am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Portsmouth City Council to consider merging Portsmouth and Isle of Wight coroner services

Spinnaker tower portsmouth

It's not the recommended option, but up for consideration by Portsmouth City Council next week is the merger of theirs and Isle of Wight Coroner Services.

Friday, 5th July, 2019 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

M27 to close this weekend for bridge replacement: Major diversions in place

New M27 bridge

Anyone driving to or from the Island via Southampton this weekend should note the closure of the M27 and diversions that will be in place.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 8:33am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth Clean Air Zone plans could include charge for diesel vehicles registered before 2015

dirty exhaust

Measures that 'may be introduced' in Portsmouth include vehicles registered before 2006 or diesel vehicles registered before 2015 faced with a charge to enter the city.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 9:06am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Green light for homes for people with disabilities and learning difficulties

planning keyboard

The application was passed by the planning committee, despite concerns from residents about parking and the value of their property being affected.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 4:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council chooses not to have greater control over Island bus services

Island Buses:

Isle of Wight Council has chosen not to have greater control over the bus services on the Island, despite the Minister urging it.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 5:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council staff urged to tell police about potential Trump protestors

dump trump demo portsmouth

Leader of Portsmouth council said it was not appropriate to be asking people to inform on others in this way. "We don’t live in a society where that is acceptable.”

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 5:59pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments