Latest Council News

30 Sep 2016 Last updated at 14:00
The Celebrating Age festival begins 1 October.
Celebrating age

Isle of Wight Council libraries have teamed up with Age Friendly Island for the Celebrating Age Festival.

30 Sep 2016 Last updated at 11:00
Grants of up to £500 are available
Special grants to support inclusion

Island organisations that run activities in the community for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs, are being invited to apply for grants of up to £500 to support inclusion.

28 Sep 2016
Fair funding review evidence sent to government
Fair funding review evidence submitted

The Isle of Wight Council has taken its latest opportunity to make the Island’s case to government, detailing the factors that add additional costs to the provision of public services on an Island. Compared with ‘comparative’ authorities on the mainland, the impact of funding reductions and strict spending controls are felt to a greater extent by the Island’s community.

28 Sep 2016
Support for those affected by the benefit cap
Support offered for those on benefits

Households in receipt of combined benefits of more that £20,000 per year (for a couple or lone parent), or £13,400 per year (for a single claimant) are being reminded of the introduction of a new benefit cap this Autumn.

28 Sep 2016
Isle of Wight Sensory Service
Sensory service shortlisted for award

The Isle of Wight Sensory Service, which is jointly commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a national award.

22 Sep 2016 Last updated at 09:00
There is a choice of sessions at Newport and Ryde
Key ‘Take control of your care' events

Two special engagement events titled ‘Take control of your care’ are being staged by the Isle of Wight Council at Ryde and Newport next Wednesday (28 September).

21 Sep 2016
Isle of Wight Day
Council to celebrate Isle of Wight Day

The Isle of Wight Council will be celebrating Isle of Wight Day by proudly flying bunting from many of its buildings and also providing free car parking in some areas to encourage people to visit their local towns to take part in events and support local businesses.

20 Sep 2016
A new butterfly carved bench on the Pollen Trail
New arts trail for Pan underway

A new arts trail is being created at Pan Country Park; the ‘Pollen Trail’ is funded by Section 106 monies made available as part of the planning conditions for Pan/Bluebell Meadows development.

19 Sep 2016
Tone Zone extension coming soon
New look Tone Zone to open

Major improvements to the 1Leisure Tone Zone facilities at Newport are to be unveiled this week.

15 Sep 2016 Last updated at 16:00
Island leaders meet with Ofsted senior officials.
Island leaders meet Ofsted officials

Joint statement from leader of Isle of Wight Council and Ofsted senior officials on today’s meeting (Thursday 15 September 2016).

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