Latest Council News

19 Jan 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Councillor David Stewart elected as Leader.
New leader for Isle of Wight Council

At Full Council on Wednesday 18 January 2017, Councillor David Stewart was elected as leader of the Isle of Wight Council.

18 Jan 2017
Pilot scheme supporting people with lung disease
Lung disease fitness pilot launched

The council has secured around £31,000 of funding from Sport England and the British Lung Foundation to support Islander residents living with lung disease, to improve their fitness.

16 Jan 2017
New Leader to be elected by Full Council
Election of new council leader

John Metcalfe, chief executive of the Isle of Wight Council, has acknowledged receipt of the resignations of Councillors Jonathan Bacon and Steve Stubbings, from their roles as leader and deputy leader of the Isle of Wight Council.

13 Jan 2017
#BeautyoftheBeach competition launched
Love your beach and get involved

All 14 of our island’s bathing water beaches now have ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ water quality according to Defra, with 7 areas ‘excellent’ and 7 ‘good’. We are working with Southern Water and the Environment Agency who have joined forces on the #BeautyoftheBeach campaign to celebrate our coastline – and help people play their part in keeping our beaches beautiful.

13 Jan 2017
Up to five vulnerable Syrian refugee families to be resettled on the Isle of Wight
Support for Syrian refugee resettlement

Up to five vulnerable Syrian refugee families could be resettled on the Island, following unanimous Executive support.

The Isle of Wight Council has been working with local partners and volunteers, to investigate the possibility of resettling up to five Syrian refugee families on the Island, as part of the Syrian vulnerable persons re-location scheme (VPR), since September 2016.

12 Jan 2017 Last updated at 13:00
The Met Office is forecasting a period of cold weather.
Look out for others during cold snap

The Met Office is forecasting a period of cold weather from Thursday 12 January to Sunday 15 January which could increase the health risks of vulnerable residents, including the elderly and those with serious illnesses. In addition to the lower than average temperatures - strong winds, ice, sleet and potential snow flurries may cause some disruption on the Island’s roads.

12 Jan 2017
Own your own piece of Island paradise
Own your own piece of Island paradise

Twenty brand new beach huts are being built at Colwell Bay, just in time for the 2017 summer season. Leases for the 2.4 metre by 1.8 metre huts are now available, and will be snapped up really quickly.

11 Jan 2017 Last updated at 10:00
Previous scheme recipient, Jessica Martin (nee Andrews)
Talented athlete scheme now open

The council is supporting the next generation of Island sporting stars by running the popular Talented Athlete Programme scheme again over 2017.

11 Jan 2017
Works progressing well
St George's Way roadworks update

Road improvements in the St George’s Way area of Newport are progressing well with works currently on schedule to be completed in March as planned.

10 Jan 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Avian Influenza has been found in wild birds in Great Britain
Avian Influenza update

A severe strain of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or bird flu) has been found in wild birds in Great Britain. It can be passed from wild birds to poultry, causing birds to fall ill and die. It can be transmitted directly from bird to bird or via the environment, for example in wild bird droppings.

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