Latest Council News

24 Mar 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Many different roles would be celebrated
Awards to mark educational excellence

A new awards scheme to celebrate and appreciate the many talented professionals working in the Island’s schools is being proposed by the Isle of Wight Council.

23 Mar 2017
Isle of Wight Council Leader Dave Stewart is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual
Island community safety

Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual in solidarity with London and not give in to acts such as the terrorist situation that took place there yesterday (Wednesday 22 March).

22 Mar 2017
Make sure you are registered to vote in your local elections
Have your say in May

With local elections taking place in just over a month, voters on the Isle of Wight are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.

22 Mar 2017
Council responds to government consultation on school funding
Local autonomy for school funding

The Isle of Wight Council has responded to the Department for Education’s (DfE) stage two consultation on the proposed National Funding Formula for schools from 2018-19, calling for greater local autonomy in how funds are allocated between Island schools.

21 Mar 2017
A census test is taking place on the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight ready for a test

In preparation for the 2021 Census, the Office for National Statistics is carrying out a census test on the Isle of Wight this year.

20 Mar 2017
Bird Aware Solent
Becoming bird aware

A new initiative has been unveiled as part of a partnership to protect vulnerable birds that spend the winter on the Solent.

20 Mar 2017
Save time do it online
Save time, do it online!

Last year, 63 per cent more resident enquiries to the Isle of Wight Council were undertaken online at www.iwight.com than in the previous year; this includes many online tasks, such as paying bills and making requests for service.

15 Mar 2017 Last updated at 10:00
The Big Pedal starts on Monday 20 March 2017.
A wheely big challenge

Isle of Wight schools are encouraging children, teachers and parents to jump on their bikes and scooters for The Big Pedal 2017 - a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by two times Olympic gold medallist, cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand.

15 Mar 2017
Funding for domestic abuse victims received
Support for domestic abuse survivors

The Isle of Wight Council, together with voluntary partners and other local authorities, has been awarded a total of £661,000, to improve refuge provision for victims of domestic abuse. The funding has been allocated to the region, which includes the local authorities of the Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils, and Hampshire County Council.

10 Mar 2017
Youth elections nominations now open
Will you stand up for youth elections?

Local elections for young people on the Isle of Wight will be taking place in April; so if you feel strongly about local issues or have an interest in politics, then this could be the opportunity for you. Both the Isle of Wight Youth Council and Member of Youth Parliament positions will be voted on in April; nominations for both are sought by 17 March 2017.

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