Latest Council News

29 Apr 2016 Last updated at 15:00
Recycling and waste changes beginning on 5 May
Recycling and waste reminder

Deliveries of bins or gull proof sacks are continuing this week, and all homes will receive their new black bin, green bin insert or gull proof sacks before their first collection.

28 Apr 2016 Last updated at 12:00
Temporary Compton car park steps now open
UPDATE Temporary Compton car park steps

The councils rights of way team are pleased to confirm that the temporary steps at Compton car park have been installed and they are now open for public use.

26 Apr 2016 Last updated at 16:00
Compton Bay Beach
Temporary Compton access steps

The temporary steps will enable public access to the beach in time for the bank holiday weekend.

21 Apr 2016 Last updated at 10:00
The Marine Management Organisation has given the go-ahead
Tidal power project gains approval


Isle of Wight Council leader, Councillor Jonathan Bacon, said: “This is good news; putting the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales. Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) will bring many benefits; to the Island’s economy and residents by way of the creation of local jobs, but also to the UK more widely. It will also provide clean, renewable tidal energy. As an Island our tidal streams are a powerful resource to cultivate.

13 Apr 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Make sure you register to vote in time
How to have your say on 5 May

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the police and crime commissioner elections on Thursday 5 May. There is a police and crime commissioner election for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

07 Apr 2016 Last updated at 09:00
Self build home register now available
Looking to build your own home?

Building your fantasy home has just got easier with the launch of a new Self-build Register set up by Isle of Wight Council. The register will enable the council to match up people and plots as they become available.

04 Apr 2016 Last updated at 14:00
New online map search now live
Easier online planning map search

Special maps are being launched online by the council to make it easier to locate historic planning information.

01 Apr 2016 Last updated at 15:00
Gurnard Bay shoreline
Coastal strategy consultation begins

The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have launched a three month public consultation on a draft coastal strategy for the West Wight shoreline. The coastline covered in the strategy includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, as well as Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas.

01 Apr 2016 Last updated at 15:00
Emergency footpath closures at Whippingham and Bembridge.
Emergency footpath closures

Please be aware that the Rights of Way Team has had to close two footpaths today (1 April) due to landslips.

01 Apr 2016 Last updated at 12:00
Cowes floating bridge to re-open 2 April
Cowes floating bridge returns 2 April

Cowes floating bridge will be back in service from 5am tomorrow (2 April), following its annual inspection.

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