Latest Council News

15 Nov 2017 Last updated at 22:00
Stunning views of the Miky Way
Support for dark sky status

Councillors are to support a campaign on the Isle of Wight to achieve dark sky status by formulating a new local lighting code to help promote astro-tourism and preserve wildlife.

15 Nov 2017 Last updated at 21:00
The Island has an extensive rights of way network
Extra £25,000 funding for rights of way

The maintenance of the Island’s footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways is benefiting from extra funding for the remainder of the 2017/18 financial year.

15 Nov 2017
What Wight do you want
What Wight do you want

Workshops are taking take place later this month to ask residents what the Isle of Wight should look like in the future as a place to live, work and visit.

14 Nov 2017 Last updated at 16:00
The garden waste subscription scheme is optional
New garden waste service

A new scheme launched today (14 November) by the council means residents can now have their garden waste collected from their home at an introductory offer of just £1 a week.

14 Nov 2017 Last updated at 10:00
The Blast from the Past event is on 18 and 19 November
'Blast from the Past' at Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle Museum at Sandown is throwing its doors open for free this weekend for its popular annual ‘Blast from the Past’ event.

14 Nov 2017
Make the most of your food recycling collection service.
Food waste for thought

The council, in partnership with Amey, is urging residents to make the most of their food recycling collection service.

10 Nov 2017 Last updated at 11:00
The poppy;  symbol of Remembrance Day and Sunday
Remembrance Day and Sunday

The Isle of Wight Council will be represented at a number of services across the Island to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

10 Nov 2017
Plan to improve adult education
Plan to improve Island's adult education

An action plan to improve the council’s adult education service will be implemented following an Ofsted report that assessed the provider as ‘requires improvement’.

09 Nov 2017 Last updated at 17:00
The consultation will look at all key factors
Go ahead for school term consultation

Approval has been given to a major consultation into school term dates on the Island.

09 Nov 2017 Last updated at 17:00
The partnership with Hampshire began five years ago
Green light for renewal of partnership

The go ahead has been given for the long-term renewal of the Island’s successful children’s services partnership with Hampshire.

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