Latest Council News

19 Oct 2016
There are 50 walks to choose from
Get ready for the Autumn Walking Weekend

It’s time to pull on your walking boots and enjoy the Island’s rich and varied landscape at the Autumn Walking Weekend which starts on Friday 21 October.

19 Oct 2016
Council representatives meet with Marcus Jones MP
Council visits Whitehall about funding

Representatives from the Isle of Wight Council, and others, met with Local Government Minister Marcus Jones MP yesterday, to continue discussions about the council’s ongoing financial challenges.

18 Oct 2016
We would like your views on sugar consumption
Help to create a Sugar Smart Island

The Isle of Wight Council Public Health Team is seeking people’s views on sugar consumption to help it plan a campaign to make the Island a healthier place to live.

18 Oct 2016
Support available to help you quit
Support to help smokers quit

Many residents will be taking part in Stoptober this month, a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to stop smoking, a habit which is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK.

17 Oct 2016
An opportunity to meet parents and children who have gone through the adoption journey
Access to leading adoption agencies

This week is National Adoption Week (17 to 23 October), and anyone thinking of adoption should note in their diary to come along to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday 26 November, from 10am to 2pm. 

14 Oct 2016 Last updated at 11:00
Cycle safety first for recycling vehicles.
Cycle safety first

The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, is leading the way in employing innovative technology on the council’s new recycling vehicles - designed to prevent accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians.

11 Oct 2016 Last updated at 09:00
The new cards will be introduced from January
Help sessions on new pre-paid cards

Three special sessions are being staged to provide adult social care direct payment users with more information about the new pre-paid cards – due to be introduced in January next year.

10 Oct 2016
Isle of WIght Festival
Isle of Wight Festival clarification

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson, said: “The Isle of Wight Council has worked closely with Solo Promoters Ltd over the past 15 years to facilitate the Isle of Wight Festival, which generates around £10 million per year to the Island’s economy.

06 Oct 2016 Last updated at 15:00
The existing taxi rank has been extended
New late night transport arrangements

A number of changes are being made to Newport High Street in an effort to improve safety for pedestrians and road users during the late night hours.

06 Oct 2016 Last updated at 11:00
The Lord-Lieutenant with award winners
Island success celebrated at awards

The Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP has honoured local achievers at his annual awards ceremony, held last night (Wednesday 5 October) at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.

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