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Childcare Choices is a new Government website that has been set up to help parents discover the various ways they can get support to help pay for childcare. To find out more, please visit: https://www.iwight.com/Residents/Schools-and-Learning/Early-Years-Service/Early-Years-Service-Information-for-Parents/Information-for-Parents

Isle of Wight Council

Local children need Island homes - could you be a fostering hero?Come and find out more from our team who are at the Festival of Heroes, Sandown on 22 and 23 July. For more info on fostering, please visit www.iwight.com/fostering

Isle of Wight Council

FLOATING BRIDGE UPDATE: From Friday (21 July 2017) a passenger only service will operate from 10.30pm (until the end of timetabled service) each night, and before 7am each morning. This is while further work is undertaken to investigate noise complaints and identify any remedial works required to minimise this. A separate timetable for Cowes Week will be released next week.

Isle of Wight Council

SANDOWN BEACH BOAT UPDATE: Due to forecasted high winds over the weekend, the boat currently on Sandown beach is unable to be moved until Monday morning at approx. 6am. We would advise residents and visitors that the recovery of the boat will require the closure of the Esplanade to allow the boat to be craned off the beach onto a removal vehicle. As a result, some on-street car parking bays will be out of use on Sunday evening (23 July) and early Monday morning (24 July). Out of concern for public safety, we would appreciate if residents and visitors avoid the immediate location of the boat recovery operation.

Isle of Wight Council

Is this your Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Or do you know who he belongs to? He was picked up from the Royal Exchange in Newport this afternoon. Let's get him home - please contact the dog service on (01983) 821000 or email commercial.services@iow.gov.uk

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An Isle of Opportunities

An Isle of Opportunities

Isle of Wight Council launches its Regeneration Programme: “An Isle of Opportunities". Have your say 'The Wight we want'

Floating bridge update

Floating bridge update

Foot passenger only late evening service after 10.30pm from Friday 21 July.

Improve recycling on the IOW

Improve recycling on the IOW

Help to improve the quality of recycling on the Island, visit our recycling & waste services hub to learn more.

Come along to the Short Breaks fun day!

Come along to the Short Breaks fun day!

Short Breaks fun and information day is on 28 July 2017! Come along to see what's available for children and young people.

Short Breaks Large Grants

Short Breaks Large Grants

Large Grants up to £20,000 for organisations who would like to offer activities to children & young people with disabilities.

Updated advice  re: boat removal

Updated advice re: boat removal

The council is giving updated advice to beach users while removal is undertaken of a motor cruiser at Sandown.

School Transport - Privilege Seat

School Transport - Privilege Seat

School Transport 'Privilege Seats' application window open now for limited time, click the image to apply

Island regeneration conference success

Island regeneration conference success

The Island is firmly on the map with potential investors/developers, following a well attended regeneration conference.