About the council

What does the council do exactly?

The Isle of Wight council is a local authority, as such they have responsibility for things such as: Adult social care, social services, environmental health, waste and recycling, highways, planning and parts of education.

What about the money?

The council spends in the region of £330 million per year, nearly all of that is on their obligations such as the services listed above, but a small amount can be used for more imaginative purposes under – regeneration.

Who is my current councilor?

If you want to see who is your current representative you can look here: https://www.iow.gov.uk/councillor/findByArea.aspx

Which council seat do I live in?

You can find out which seat you are living in by entering your postcode here:
https://www.iow.gov.uk/councillor/findCouncillors.aspx

The seats are changing soon yes?

As of the May 2021 election most of the seat boundaries are being adjusted, meaning that you might find that your home falls into a different seat. You’ll be able to see what seat you will be in when the polling cards come through or here:
https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/12655