Transparency - The Council

Our Vision

We are located on the Isle of Wight near the south coast of England. We are responsible for virtually all local government activities on the Island.

We were 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.

We are 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 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.