Latest Council News

23 Feb 2017 Last updated at 08:00
The budget was set by Full Council
Budget and council tax set for 2017/18

The Isle of Wight Council has set its budget and council tax for 2017/18, with the emphasis on regenerating the Island’s economy, protecting services wherever it can for the most vulnerable in the community, and providing essential value for money services for residents and businesses.

20 Feb 2017 Last updated at 14:00
Nine Acres Primary School displaying their bronze award
Sustainable steps forward

A number of primary schools across the Island have received a well-deserved award for encouraging sustainable travel to and from school.

20 Feb 2017 Last updated at 13:00
The mobile recycling centre is hitting the road
Recycling is on the move!

The council’s mobile household recycling centre (mobile HRC) will be out in the community from next week with a regular timetable of visits across the Isle of Wight from Tuesday 28 February.

14 Feb 2017 Last updated at 16:00
SiteMatch took place at The Shard, in London.
Setting Island ‘sites’ high

The council’s brand new Regeneration Team is now in post and has already set about meeting the council’s aspiration to bring economic prosperity to the Island, by attending its first event; SiteMatch 2017 at The Shard in London on Wednesday (8 February).

14 Feb 2017 Last updated at 10:00
Teacher Ian Curry putting his training to the test.
Cycling together

Island teachers have attended a one-day Balanceability instructor training day to support them to be able to teach very young children to ride balance bikes, thanks to a grant from the council’s sustainable travel transition year programme, which is funded by the Department for Transport.

10 Feb 2017 Last updated at 10:00
Finding out more about recycling.
Working on wastefulness

Members of Newchurch 1st Scouts Beavers Group have been learning about the importance of recycling more and wasting less at an interactive waste themed workshop.

The workshop was provided by the council, in partnership with Amey, and was led by Island organisation the Footprint Trust.

08 Feb 2017 Last updated at 09:00
The funding is from the One Public Estate scheme
Island secures key funding for projects

The council has been successful in securing £250,000 through the government’s One Public Estate (OPE) programme to be used to scope the development of a range of projects to generate income for public services and new homes and jobs for the Island.

07 Feb 2017 Last updated at 14:00
The Island is one of 33 areas to be selected
Support to prevent alcohol-related crime

The Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been successful in being selected to be part of the Local Alcohol Action Areas initiative (phase two).

03 Feb 2017 Last updated at 15:00
Temporary beach access steps at Compton/Hanover Point closed
Compton beach access steps closed

Please be aware that the council’s Rights of Way Team has today (3 February) closed the temporary beach access steps at Compton/Hanover Point, due to ongoing land movement.

03 Feb 2017
The Executive will meet on the 9 February.
School admissions criteria proposal

The Isle of Wight Council’s new Executive member for children’s services, Councillor Chris Whitehouse, says he is “setting the new administration’s sights high” when it comes to teacher recruitment and retention, with a view to making the Island a “beacon of excellence” to drive up education standards for all our children.

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