Transparency - The Council

Our Vision

Graphic from corporate plan

The Isle of Wight Council is located on the Isle of Wight near the south coast of England. The council is responsible for virtually all local government activities on the Island.

The Isle of Wight Council was created in 1995 as a unitary or all-purpose authority, covering the Isle of Wight. It replaced the former Isle of Wight County Council and the two borough councils of Medina and South Wight.

The Isle of Wight Council is made up of 39 areas, which are known as electoral divisions, each is represented by a single Isle of Wight Council Councillor.

Learn more about councillors or how the council works.

Our Island

Learn more about the Isle of Wight and all it has to offer on the Visit Isle of Wight tourism website.

Our vision

Our corporate plan sets out the wide range of what the council intends to achieve for our Island community and the values that will sit behind everything we do. How we do business is as important as what we do. We have three key areas of activity that will be our main areas of focus for the lifetime of this plan which will need to be central to everything we do as a council:

  • Provision of affordable housing for Island residents
  • Responding to climate change and enhancing the biosphere
  • Economic recovery.

Isle of Wight Council Corporate Plan (2021-2025)

Please view our Corporate Plan 2021-2025 to discover how we intend to achieve our vision for the Island. We will be focusing on growth, regeneration, opportunity, wellbeing and have set outcomes to realise this vision.

Isle of Wight Council Annual report 2019-20

Please view our Annual report 2019-20 to discover a summary of the council’s activity during the past year (April 2019 to March 2020) and learn how we are working together to provide a financially balanced and sustainable council on behalf of the Isle of Wight community.