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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

Isle of Wight Council

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

Isle of Wight Council

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/

Isle of Wight Council

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

Isle of Wight Council

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)

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Flying the flag for Merchant Navy Day

Flying the flag for Merchant Navy Day

The Isle of Wight Council is flying the Red Ensign at County Hall, Newport in honour of Merchant Navy Day.

Home to School Transport 2015 - 2016

Home to School Transport 2015 - 2016

For bus service timetables, route information and maps, please click on the image.

Change to how to report benefit fraud

Change to how to report benefit fraud

There's a new number to ring if you suspect someone is conducting benefit fraud.

Problems - Automated Telephone Payments

Problems - Automated Telephone Payments

Unfortunately our Automated Telephone Payment Systems are not working correctly for Parking Services.

Island Learning Centre to open on Friday

Island Learning Centre to open on Friday

The Island Learning Centre will open its doors at the former Hunnyhill Primary School in Newport on Friday 4 September.

Planning Applications - New Charges

Planning Applications - New Charges

From the 1 September 2015, the Isle of Wight Council will introduce planning pre-application charges.

Licensing changes for street furniture

Licensing changes for street furniture

Businesses wanting to put tables and chairs on pavements will need to apply to the licensing department from this month.

Newport Roman Villa - Free Entry Day

Newport Roman Villa - Free Entry Day

Visit Newport Roman Villa for free on 12 September, as part of Heritage Open Days 2015.