A BID could be submitted to make Newport a city, if councillors approve a motion tonight (Wednesday).

The Isle of Wight Council will meet today for its first full council meeting after the summer break.

The 39 councillors, and council staff, will meet at County Hall from the later time of 6pm.

It was approved at the previous full council meeting in July, to push back the start time by an hour to make it easier for councillors and the public to attend.

Meetings were also capped to be three hours long, without extension.

On the agenda, councillors will be presented with a petition from Cathy Foulkes over the controversial Ryde Interchange proposals after it received more than 2,500 signatures.

Ms Foulkes is asking that the council use the planning process when changing Ryde Esplanade as the interchange scheme is proposing to demolish the public toilet and cafe while introducing a new layout of the bus shelter and a new access route to the pier.

Members will debate and then vote on the petition although the council has previously responded to it.

Three motions are also on the agenda — ranging from the environment to speed cameras.

Cllr Martin Oliver will, once again, put forward his idea of making Newport a city after it was supported by the council's cabinet.

You can read more about the bid, in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, here: Could our county town become our county city?

Read more about the motions and see the full agenda here.

You can also watch the meeting at home.