Latest Council News

03 Sep 2015
There is a new number to call
Change to how to report benefit fraud

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.

03 Sep 2015
Merchant Navy Day is marked at County Hall
Flying the flag for Merchant Navy Day

For the first time this year, the Isle of Wight Council is flying the Red Ensign at County Hall, Newport in honour of Merchant Navy Day (3 September).

02 Sep 2015
One of the classrooms at the new Island Learning Centre
Island Learning Centre to open on Friday

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

02 Sep 2015
The council will now process street furniture applications
Licensing changes for street furniture

Businesses wishing to place tables, chairs and similar items on pavements and highways outside their premises will need to apply to the Isle of Wight Council’s licensing department from this month (September 2015), instead of Island Roads.

27 Aug 2015
UK firefighters join Oregon team on exchange
Oregon incident for Island firefighter

An Isle of Wight firefighter who is part of an exchange trip to Oregon in the USA to learn about tackling wildfire, now finds himself on the front line fighting a huge bush fire.

26 Aug 2015
Asbestos found at Undercliff Drive
Confirmation of location of asbestos found at Undercliff Drive

As has been stated recently, laboratory results have confirmed the presence of asbestos at Undercliff Drive.  The asbestos has been found within the rubble core of the access road constructed by residents of Undercliff Drive. 

26 Aug 2015
Save time, go online
Self-help, self-service to become the norm in Freshwater and Sandown

Island residents are being encouraged to undertake online interactions with the council from the comfort of their own homes, via the council's website:  

26 Aug 2015
Dinosaur Isle Museum will feature in the second programme
Prime time TV exposure for Island

The Isle of Wight is to feature in a prime time TV programme focusing on Britain during prehistoric times.

25 Aug 2015
Recycling and black bag waste will continue to be picked up on alternate weeks under the new contract
Weekly collections to remain under new waste contract

With preparation progressing well on the Isle of Wight's new waste contract, the council is now able to provide more details on the upcoming service.

20 Aug 2015
GCSEs rise across the Island
GCSE results rise on the Isle of Wight

Provisional GCSE results show a significant improvement for the Isle of Wight, with the overall proportion of pupils achieving five A* to C GCSE passes, including English and mathematics, rising by three per cent from 2014.

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