As part of government reforms to centralise fraud investigations under a single UK-wide service, anyone who thinks they may know someone who is conducting benefit fraud should no longer call the council but instead ring a different number.
The government has set up the Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) which now leads on all investigations into alleged benefit fraud. If you have suspicions someone is committing benefit fraud, you should ring the National Benefit Fraud helpline on 0800 854 440.
Details at https://www.iwight.com/news/Change-to-how-to-report-benefit-fraud
The Isle of Wight Council is flying the Red Ensign at County Hall, Newport in honour of Merchant Navy Day (3 September). To find out more, please visit: https://www.iwight.com/news/Flying-the-flag-for-Merchant-Navy-Day1
A new rural broadband cabinet has been connected in Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth. To find out about your area, visit: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/
Businesses wishing to place tables, chairs and similar items on pavements and highways outside their premises will need to apply to the council’s licensing department from this month (September 2015), instead of Island Roads.
To find out more, please visit: https://www.iwight.com/news/New-licensing-arrangements-for-tables-and-chairs
Did you see the Isle of Wight feature heavily on Dinosaur Britain on ITV last night, including filming at Dinosaur Isle?
If you missed it, you can still watch it on ITV Player at https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/dinosaur-britain (the Island features in Episode 2)