Latest Council News

06 Oct 2015 Last updated at 16:00
The devolution concept will be rolled out nationally
Chancellor's devolution announcement

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's devolution proposals have paved the way for what Chancellor George Osborne has called "the biggest transfer of power to our local government in living memory".

06 Oct 2015 Last updated at 10:00
Forms need to be completed by the respective deadlines
Don't miss school admissions deadline

Parents and guardians are being reminded to return their school admission forms soon or they risk not getting a place for their child or children at their preferred school in the 2016/17 academic year.

05 Oct 2015 Last updated at 10:00
One of the empty homes brought back into use
Further drop in empty homes on Island

The number of empty homes on the Isle of Wight is continuing to drop, with the Island considerably below the government target of 3.7 per cent of housing stock.

02 Oct 2015 Last updated at 13:00
Elderly residents are mainly targeted by rogue traders
Rogue trader incidents investigated

As part of national Rogue Traders Week, Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards is reinforcing the message 'If you are not sure, do not open the door!'

02 Oct 2015 Last updated at 11:00
Asif Ghafoor (R) of Amey Ventures, signs the contract
New waste contract officially signed

The new waste collection contract between the Isle of Wight Council and Amey has now been officially signed.

02 Oct 2015 Last updated at 10:00
The new permissive path has allowed the route to re-open
Key Gurnard footpath reopened

A section of a footpath in Gurnard that has been closed for nearly two years following land slippage, has been re-opened thanks to the generosity of a local landowner.

01 Oct 2015 Last updated at 15:00
Award-winning Ventnor Park
Another major award for Ventnor Park

Historic Ventnor Park has been recognised with a top award for the second time in a month.

30 Sep 2015
Fire service respond to simulated fire at Osborne
Successful major fire exercise

Emergency services along with English Heritage simulated a fire at Osborne House as part of a major training exercise on Sunday 27 September.

28 Sep 2015 Last updated at 15:00
Asda could start on site by spring 2016
Asda receipt received with thanks

The Isle of Wight Council recently received £17.75 million from Asda Stores Ltd for the purchase of land adjacent to St George's football stadium, Newport, for the creation of a new Asda supermarket.

25 Sep 2015
Carers respite weekend a success
A successful carers' respite weekend

Carers IW have been newly commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council, supported by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), as grantees for carer services offering respite opportunities to carers, as well as support and signposting. The first respite weekend was held in June this year, with a second successful weekend taking place between 11 and 13 September.

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