Latest Council News

19 May 2017
Register by 22 May to vote in the UK general election
Time running out to register

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, Island residents are being reminded to make sure they are registered in time.

18 May 2017
Cabinet agrees investment for 600 new Island jobs boost
Investment for up to 600 jobs agreed

The council’s newly appointed Cabinet met for the first time on 18 May 2017, where they agreed unanimously to invest up to £2.1 million* in an exciting new employment venture for the Isle of Wight.

18 May 2017
Unanimous support for secondary education in Sandown
Unanimous support for Sandown education

The Isle of Wight Council has given its unanimous support to a motion to protect the future of secondary education in Sandown.

17 May 2017 Last updated at 19:00
The meeting took place at County Hall, Newport
New leader elected and Cabinet appointed

At the first meeting of the newly elected Isle of Wight Council following the local government elections of 4 May, Councillor Dave Stewart, leader of the Conservative Group, which holds 25 of the 40 seats on the council, was elected its leader until the next local elections in four years’ time.

17 May 2017 Last updated at 11:00
Dinosaur Isle Museum, Sandown
Celebrating an Island dinosaur pioneer

The dinosaur discoveries of remarkable Victorian clergyman, Rev William Fox, are to be celebrated by Dinosaur Isle Museum in partnership with the Royal Society later this month (26 and 27 May).

17 May 2017
The deadline to register to vote is 22 May 2017.
Guide to voting at the general election

On Thursday 8 June 2017, voters on the Island will go to the polls to decide who represents the constituency of the Isle of Wight as a Member of the UK Parliament.

15 May 2017
Floating bridge service on hold currently
Floating bridge update

Following an approach from the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) this morning, regarding the teething issues encountered by the floating bridge during the weekend, the service is currently suspended. The council is consulting with the MCA to confirm that all issues have been resolved necessary for the service to resume.

12 May 2017
Could you be a recycling champion?
Love recycling? Be a champion!

The Footprint Trust, education partners for the Council’s Waste Contract with Amey, will be recruiting new recycling champions at the popular RiverFest event tomorrow (Saturday 13 May).

12 May 2017
New floating bridge ready for service this weekend.
New floating bridge to start service

The new floating bridge between Cowes and East Cowes is due to start service this Saturday (13 May) at 2pm, following sign-off by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

11 May 2017 Last updated at 16:00
General election candidates list published
General election candidates published

The list of candidates for the general election for the constituency of the Isle of Wight has been published.

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