Latest Council News

18 Jul 2018 Last updated at 18:00
From left, Councillor Ian Ward with Peter Morton, Wight Shipyard chief executive
Floating bridge improvements planned

The Isle of Wight Council has commissioned Wight Shipyard to design further improvements to the floating bridge.

18 Jul 2018 Last updated at 15:00
The moulds enable the food to be frozen into shapes and reheated to mirror the look of a regular meal, rather than served in liquidised scoops
'Remarkable results' from food moulds

Special moulds which shape pureed food to resemble everyday meals have transformed the dining experience for some residents at an Island care home.

17 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
Bembridge Primary School recieve their award from Shift It project manager Ross Edmunds
Bembridge school goes for gold

Bembridge CE Primary School is the first school on the Isle of Wight to win a gold ‘Shift It’ award for its achievements in encouraging sustainable travel to and from school.

16 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The town is being put forward for the Great British High Street Awards, with a chance to win up to £10,000
Newport up for town award

The Island’s county town of Newport is contending for the High Street of the Year award.

16 Jul 2018
Empty buildings or sites can be a cause of health problems or serious injury
Empty building warning

Parents and youngsters are being advised of the dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings this summer.

11 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
Models created by students for a range of projects will be showcased at 30 High Street, Newport, from 20 to 30 July
Regeneration exhibition in Newport

Inspiring work capturing young people’s ideas on the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration ambitions will be displayed in an exhibition.

05 Jul 2018 Last updated at 16:00
The privilege ticket costs £390 - the equivalent of around £2 a day over the academic year - which can be paid in installments
Privilege seat applications welcomed

Applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses are being welcomed by the Isle of Wight Council.

04 Jul 2018 Last updated at 15:00
The move could achieve a potential saving of £2 million a year for the council for the remaining two decades of the 25-year deal
PFI contract savings plan revealed

The Isle of Wight Council plans to save £40 million through changes to its contract with Island Roads.

02 Jul 2018 Last updated at 16:00
Firefighters on the Island have had to tackle an increasing number of fires in the open in recent weeks
Warning over hot weather fire risk

A warning about the risk of fires spreading in the hot weather has been issued by the Island's fire and rescue service.

02 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The use of kerbside recycle means bring banks are no longer used as much.
Island bring bank removal

Bring banks are being removed from sites across the Isle of Wight due to the success of kerbside recycling.

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