Latest Council News

11 Feb 2016
Council welcomes government position on future funding
Commitment to funding review welcomed

The commitment from Greg Clark MP to undertake a needs-based review which recognises that the Island faces unique costs, has been welcomed by the Isle of Wight Council. 

09 Feb 2016
Zero extra funding for the Island from government
Island's call for financial help snubbed

The Isle of Wight Council will receive absolutely no further support from government according to the terms of the Island’s final Local Government Financial Settlement, announced yesterday (8 February) and due to be voted on by MPs on Wednesday 10 February. The government announced an additional £415.6 million of transitional funds be divided between councils nationally over the next four years, but none of this money is to be offered to the Island. 

05 Feb 2016
Council disappointed at PM view on finance settlement
Disappointment at PM's view on finances

The Isle of Wight Council is grateful to MP Andrew Turner for raising the issue of the Council’s finances and the potential effects of the draft financial settlement on the Island.

05 Feb 2016
Island Line report published
Island Line report published

The Isle of Wight Council has submitted a report to the Department for Transport in response to its consultation on the South Western rail franchise regarding the future of Island Line.

04 Feb 2016
Strategic health and wellbeing partnership signed
Strategic partnership with NHS signed

A landmark partnership agreement has been signed by the council and Isle of Wight NHS Trust for the integration of health and wellbeing services on the Island. 

03 Feb 2016
Education improving across the board
Island schools improve across the board

A report noted by the Isle of Wight Council’s Executive on 26 January 2016, demonstrates the improvement taking place across the Island and at all levels of education.

01 Feb 2016
Executive changes
Changes to council's Executive

Isle of Wight Council leader, Councillor Jonathan Bacon, has announced a reshuffle of the council’s Executive.

29 Jan 2016
Brading Down
New arrangements for countryside

Popular beauty spots such as Brading Down and Golden Hill have been secured for the future following a deal between the Isle of Wight Council and local charity Island 2000.

29 Jan 2016
Cowes fire confirmed as accidental
Cowes fire was accidental

While investigations are still being completed, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service identified at an early stage that this was an accidental fire.

27 Jan 2016 Last updated at 12:00
The scheme was approved by the Planning Committee
Improvement works at Lynnbottom

The council’s waste partner, Amey, has welcomed the approval of a scheme to improve the Lynnbottom household waste recycling centre (HWRC) near Newport.

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