Parkhurst estate: Government offer ‘one the council cannot refuse’ says councillor

someone giving the thumbs up

Cllr Garratt says the offer from the Ministry of Justice is a good thing, but says that residents should be able to see map of which roads are included

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 2:28pm

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

The suggestion I’d deliberately upset Cllr Smart is a gross insult, says Councillor (updated)

laptop on table

Cllr Geoff Brodie said the suggestion by Cllr Dave Stewart that he would deliberately upset a fellow councillor who was talking about her late husband "is a gross insult"

Friday, 26th February, 2021 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

23 per cent of Isle of Wight under 65s have had first dose of Covid-19 vaccination

Covid vaccine by DKphotography, Isle of Wight

Latest details of the number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus vaccinations and age breakdown. Details within

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 5:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Council leader asked if he is ashamed of his tweet

Person using twitter on mobile phone

At last night's meeting Cllr Brodie asked whether the council leader was ashamed of his tweet

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 5:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Strong opposition against more plans for a guest house to help the Island’s homeless

Leed Street HMO

One mother objecting to the application is concerned having the HMO on the street will make a ‘scary an intimidating atmosphere’ for her son. Full details within

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 3:00pm

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

‘Risking lives to investigate a death is not justifiable’ says Isle of Wight Coroner (updated)

Newport coroners, magistrates and crown court

Caroline Sumeray, the Isle of Wight Coroner, explains why there have been no inquests heard since the November Lockdown

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 5:18pm

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

Plans for tree work in Big Mead and surrounding roads

Tree stump and chainsaw

Over 60 trees have been inspected and some will be required to be removed, whilst others will be pollarded. Details within

Friday, 19th February, 2021 6:34am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Hotel plans for former site of The Little Gloster (updated)

The Little Gloster from google Streetview

The award-winning restaurant closed its doors last year, but plans have been submitted by the building's owner to change upstairs into hotel rooms

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Plans for Modernist houses on site of Harcourt Sands

Modernist plans for Harcourt Sands

Outline planning permission was granted to build 128 houses and a hotel on the site, but with a new developer involved plans have now changed

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

15,000 more cars on Isle of Wight in 2026 than nine years ago, says IWC

quay-road parking meter

A review of all car parks and car parking on the Isle of Wight has taken place and the Isle of Wight council's Cabinet has approved the Parking Delivery Plan. Details and report within

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 8:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Two thirds of Isle of Wight adults are either overweight or obese: New approach announced

Plate of salad

Steps will be taken to ‘change the blame game’ and create healthy environments for all, says the Director of Public Health

Monday, 15th February, 2021 4:04pm

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

Strong opposition against plans for guest house to help the Island’s homeless (updated)

Castle lodge in Carisbrooke

One resident said, “I am very aware of the less desirable people that frequent Newport and I don’t want them living and visiting opposite my house”

Saturday, 13th February, 2021 2:15pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments