Latest Council News

22 Jun 2018 Last updated at 10:00
From left, Kathy Marriott and Rachel McKernan at 10 Downing Street
Family hub approach championed

The Isle of Wight’s approach to supporting families has gained government recognition.

20 Jun 2018 Last updated at 11:00
Traffic plans in place for the Isle of Wight music festival
Festival traffic plan 2018

It’s that time of year again as the Island prepares to welcome thousands to the Isle of Wight Festival. The Isle of Wight Council, Island Roads and Hampshire Constabulary are once again working closely with the organisers of this year’s festival to ensure traffic flows smoothly and disruption is kept to a minimum for the world-famous event.

18 Jun 2018
The evacuation re-enactment is taking place at Havenstreet
Pupils to experience wartime evacuation

Isle of Wight schoolchildren are to discover what it was like to be evacuated during the Second World War, at a special re-enactment event at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet this week.

15 Jun 2018 Last updated at 12:00
Shared Lives helps individuals with learning or physical disabilities, autism, a sensory impairment or mental health condition
Shared Lives launches on the Island

Shared Lives – a scheme supporting carers who use their homes to look after vulnerable adults – has arrived on the Island.

15 Jun 2018
Some council services are affected while the Isle of Wight Festival takes place.
Council service changes due to festival

While the Isle of Wight Festival is taking place from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June, some council services are affected.

14 Jun 2018 Last updated at 17:00
The consultation is due to start this summer
Go ahead for fire authority consultation

A 12-week consultation into creating a new combined fire authority for the Island and Hampshire has been given the go ahead.

14 Jun 2018
The council is supporting the National Trading Standards Scams team
Are you a 'Friend Against Scams'?

As part of National Scams Awareness Month (June), the council is asking residents to sign up to become a ‘friend against scams’.

13 Jun 2018 Last updated at 17:00
The original floating bridge timetable – with sailings from 5am to 12.30am – will resume from Monday, 25 June
Cowes floating bridge timetable changes

Early morning and late night sailings on Cowes floating bridge are set to return next week.

12 Jun 2018 Last updated at 12:00
Appley Tower, Ryde
Appley Tower to reopen for Appley Day

The Isle of Wight Council is to reopen Ryde’s famous landmark, Appley Tower, for one day only as part of the celebrations of Appley Day on Saturday 16 June.

11 Jun 2018
The research project is aimed at tracking travel behaviour change
From the Island to beyond

The Island is leading the way with innovative research it is hoped will inspire travel behaviour change across the UK.

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