Latest Council News

24 Oct 2017
Sir Richard Branson has endorsed the Digital Solent Conference
Sir Richard Branson backs conference

A ground-breaking Digital Solent Conference – endorsed by Sir Richard Branson - is taking place next month to help promote the Isle of Wight as a high-tech business destination.

23 Oct 2017 Last updated at 10:00
The register is due to be published on 31 December
New register of ‘brownfield’ sites

Potential sites on the Island are to be identified for a new ‘brownfield’ development register.

23 Oct 2017
The Wight Cycle Training team
Pedal power to pupils

Hundreds of Isle of Wight schoolchildren are to get further expert training in travelling actively to and from school over the next three years from Island based Wight Cycle.

19 Oct 2017
The Isle of Wight Council is reminding residents on how to avoid being trageted by rogue traders
Cold calling clampdown

Following a recent successful prosecution by Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards, the Isle of Wight Council is reminding residents how to avoid being targeted by rogue traders.

19 Oct 2017
Drop in to County Hall Friday 20 October
Thinking about adoption?

This national adoption week, the council is on hand to answer any questions you have about adoption - drop in and see us.

18 Oct 2017
Visitors to the Island are being asked about their cycling experiences on the Island
Cycling springboard

Visitors to the Island are being asked about their cycling experiences as part of a new research project.

18 Oct 2017
The design brief will focus on Newport Harbour.
Design for new life

Newport Harbour will be the focus of next year’s Young Designers' Award on the Island.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Regeneration Team is teaming up with the Young Designers' Award (YDA) on their brief for participating schools for 2018.

16 Oct 2017
One of the beautiful flower beds at Ventnor Park
Blooming marvellous

Historic Ventnor Park on the Isle of Wight has once again won a gold medal at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards.

11 Oct 2017
Winters hours begin at the end of October.
Winter is coming

From Monday 30 October, Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will be running winter opening hours, open from 10am to 6pm.

11 Oct 2017
The Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge winners.
Up to the challenge

The annual Summer Reading Challenge results are in. Over the summer holidays, the Isle of Wight Council’s library service set a challenge to Island children: to read six books over the six week break.

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