Latest Council News

09 Dec 2016 Last updated at 15:00
Dinosaur Isle at Sandown
Royal Society grant for Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle at Sandown is to celebrate Britain's ‘greatest dinosaur hunter’, the Reverend William Fox, thanks to the Royal Society’s Local Heroes scheme.

08 Dec 2016 Last updated at 15:00
The fraudsters deliberately coldcalled elderly and vulnerable residents.
Insulation fraud victims compensated

Victims of fraudsters, who targeted vulnerable older people with loft insulation spray they didn’t need, will be compensated after a partnership investigation by the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire and Dorset Council trading standards services.

08 Dec 2016 Last updated at 11:00
Georgie Payne and Archie Brett of Newport CE Primary school
Newport pupils wow on wheels

Over 300 pupils at Newport CE Primary School proved they were a wow on wheels recently when they took part in a Whizzing Wheels week, organised by the charity Sustrans.

Supported by the Sustainable Travel Transition Year Fund (STTY) through the Isle of Wight Council and funded by the Department of Transport, Sustrans is working with Isle of Wight schools to provide children with the skills, confidence and information necessary to ride their scooters and bikes to school on a regular basis.

07 Dec 2016 Last updated at 16:00
The report goes to the Executive on 15 December
New regeneration programme for Island

Potential opportunities to improve Island prosperity and sustainability have been identified in a major new regeneration programme unveiled by the Isle of Wight Council, designed to bring key investment, jobs and other financial and community benefits to the Island over a ten year period.

07 Dec 2016
Executive reshuffle announced
Executive reshuffle announced

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

06 Dec 2016 Last updated at 17:00
Learn to love your food waste this festive period.
Love your leftovers this Christmas

It’s likely that your Christmas turkey will be all gobbled up but there is probably going to be a fair bit of food waste in your household after December 25. The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, is helping residents to love food and hate waste this festive period, by making the most of leftover food instead of binning it.

02 Dec 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Festive recyclng and waste temporary changes
Get recycling and waste wrapped up

The festive season is rapidly approaching and the Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, would like to wish a merry Christmas to all of you on the Island and inform residents of temporary changes to the household recycling and waste collections on Christmas week (Monday 26 to Saturday 31 December 2016).

01 Dec 2016 Last updated at 11:00
Delegates at the conference.
Inaugural conference takes place

The inaugural Violence Against Women and Girls Conference (VAWG) has taken place at the Riverside Centre, Newport and attracted an audience of 120 delegates of professionals from the statutory, voluntary or third sector organisations across the Island.

30 Nov 2016
Free parking in council long stay car parks on 3 December 2016
Free parking on Small Business Saturday

The Isle of Wight Council will once again be part of Small Business Saturday on Saturday 3 December, and will not charge motorists to park in any of its long stay car parks across the Island between 12pm and 6pm. This also includes Ventnor car parks and Pier Square car park in Yarmouth.

30 Nov 2016
Making better use of public land and buildings
Funding secured to progress bid

The Isle of Wight Council has successfully secured £50,000 from the government to help develop a bid for up to £500,000 from the government’s One Public Estate programme which is designed to help public sector organisations make better use of their land and properties to help make savings, generate income and create new jobs and homes.

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