The Isle of Wight Council's fostering service is holding a series of roadshows to recruit new carers.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has given advice to the operators of Westridge Skip Hire to assist them in carrying out the safe controlled rapid burning of 600 tonnes of wood at their site off Briddlesford Road near Newport, which has been smouldering since last weekend.
Significant progress has been made to improve standards in children’s social services at the Isle of Wight Council, resulting in a step up in judgement. Ofsted has officially removed the service from its ‘inadequate’ category and raised it to ‘requires improvement’.
An anthology of poems and short prose pieces aimed at raising the awareness of domestic abuse will be launched on Tuesday 25 November.
Freshwater Library is 75 years old this year and is celebrating this milestone on Monday 17 November.
Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown is hosting a free event this weekend which celebrates fossil collecting from the Isle of Wight and the local region.
The Isle of Wight Council Executive has agreed to consult with residents and businesses over the potential introduction of a community toilet scheme on the Island which could increase the number of public conveniences available.
A successful scheme, where residents who use clear recycling sacks ring up the council to request more and then pick them up at a set location, is being expanded to replace annual deliveries.
A series of public forums giving Island residents the chance to help shape the council’s spending and priorities for 2015/2016 are to get underway from tomorrow (Wednesday 12 November).
Isle of Wight Council's trading standards service is advising parents to be sure any fancy dress costumes they buy for their children over the festive period are safe.
With 2014 soon to draw to a close, several Isle of Wight sports stars who are supported through a council development scheme are reflecting on many successes.
More than 740 people turned up to seek important careers and jobs advice at the Your Future event staged at the Isle of Wight College, Newport.
The Isle of Wight Council's trading standards team and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are advising users of electronic cigarettes to always charge them correctly.
The Isle of Wight Council will be represented at a number of services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.
A team from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is aiming to raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity by organising a gruelling cycling challenge.
The Isle of Wight Foodbank, which supports people in crisis, looks set to be granted a new five year lease by the Isle of Wight Council.
Hundreds of poppies representing Ryde residents who died in the First World War are being made to go on display at Ryde Cemetery.
A new footballing activity, specifically aimed at older people, is coming to the Island.
A team of fostering staff from the Isle of Wight Council have helped raise awareness of fostering by competing in the Great South run at the weekend.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are staging a further four days of industrial action between Friday 31 October and Tuesday 4 November.
A special ‘field of remembrance’ will be opened once again at Carisbrooke Castle next month (November) to commemorate those in the uniformed services who lost their lives in service of their country.
With Hallowe'en approaching, the Isle of Wight Council is working with a local cookery academy to encourage residents not to generate food waste but instead use parts of pumpkins to make meals.
Visitors to Quarr Abbey near Ryde can now leave the car at home and use their bicycles, after works to improve pedestrian access to the monastery, along with cycling facilities at the abbey, were completed.
Island residents are being encouraged to help shape the council’s spending and priorities for the year ahead – by taking part in an online budget survey launched on the iwight.com website today (Wednesday 22 October).
The deadline for parents and guardians to submit an application for children starting secondary school in September 2015 is fast approaching.
A major event focusing on anti-bullying is being held in Newport this week, bringing together a number of schools and agencies.
On Sunday 26 October, the clocks go back by one hour and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is asking all homeowners to remember to take just a few minutes to check their smoke alarms while changing their clocks.
The annual Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Weekend takes place this coming weekend, with a huge variety of walks available.
Organisations are being invited to bid for funding of £15,500 to provide youth activities in Sandown as part of the Isle of Wight Council's new youth offer.
Last week it was announced a cross-Solent travel task force has been set up, with support from the Department for Transport minister, John Hayes.
The Isle of Wight Council has officially handed over the Riverside Centre to its trustees following the completion of a community asset transfer.
Areas in two towns on the Isle of Wight, where police can confiscate alcohol from people if they are causing anti social behaviour, are now in force.
If you have experienced a fire in the past 12 months then you can help improve the safety of other local people – and help the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service – by taking part in an important online survey at www.lifebid.co.uk
Following reports in some local media outlets on the future of Carisbrooke College, the Executive member for children's services, Councillor Jonathan Bacon, has made the following statement.
With winter getting closer, more and more households on the Isle of Wight are beginning to use home fires.
A major careers and jobs fair, Your Future, is being staged at the Isle of Wight College, Newport on Thursday 30 October, to give key advice to Island residents aged from 14 up to and including adults.
The council is to hold a series of consultation events to gather views of Island residents as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Research into social isolation and loneliness carried out by the Isle of Wight Council’s public health team has been recognised at a major national conference.
Nearly 30,000 children's books have been rented from Isle of Wight Council and community libraries over the summer, mainly thanks to the annual Summer Reading Challenge.
The Isle of Wight Council's leisure facilities are now operating new phone numbers to make it easier for customers to contact them.
A new Facebook page providing information on new youth offer activities across the Isle of Wight has been launched.
**Planned strike action for 14 October by members of Unison, the GMB and Unite has been called off.
The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive is to consider proposals to change how it treats additional expenses related to disability, when it meets next week (Tuesday 7 October).
Nearly 20,000 trips have been recorded on a newly resurfaced shared-use path between Shanklin and Wroxall in the last three months.
The Isle of Wight Council has today (Friday, 26 September) launched a survey into household waste and recycling services on the Island.
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