Latest Council News

24 May 2016 Last updated at 14:00
Teaching professionals at the recent teachers workshop at Ryde
Teachers' workshop success

More than 50 teachers from primary and secondary schools across the Isle of Wight met recently at Westridge Community Learning Centre, Ryde, to find out about how to support personal development, behaviour and welfare within their schools.


23 May 2016 Last updated at 16:00
The EU Referendum takes place in June
The EU referendum - guide to voting

On 23 June, voters in the UK will go to the polls to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.

17 May 2016
School absence case
School absence case

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, said: “In June 2013, less than one month after the council was elected, it received a Ministerial Direction from the Department for Education to improve the outcomes it provided for children. We have, therefore, followed all of the guidance, advice and direction issued from the Department for Education, which underpins  why it was felt important that we pursued the case heard in the High Court on Friday.

13 May 2016
School absence case
School absence appeal case

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, said: "This case was always about seeking clarification on this matter and unfortunately today's ruling has created massive uncertainty and cast a shadow of doubt over the policies of schools and local authorities across the country.

13 May 2016
Agencies sign up to provide better support to vulnerable children
Better support for vulnerable children

A new agreement is being signed aimed at better supporting children in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are looked after by local authorities. The signatories include the Crown Prosecution Service, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Southampton City Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Hampshire Constabulary. 


11 May 2016 Last updated at 11:00
West wight coastal strategy roadshows announced
Coastal strategy drop-in roadshows

Two public drop-in roadshows for the draft coastal strategy for the West Wight, are due to be held this month (20 and 24 May).

10 May 2016
Parking strategy consultation now live
Parking strategy consultation now open

The council is asking for your views about parking. A draft parking strategy has been produced, which looks at all aspects of parking across the Island and makes a series of proposals for how to best and better manage parking islandwide in the future.

10 May 2016
Floating bridge foot passenger saver cards to be introduced
New 'saver cards' for floating bridge

A new, flexible ‘saver card’ system for foot passengers of the Cowes/East Cowes floating bridge will start on 1 June.  

06 May 2016
IOW results of Hampshire and IOW Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Police and crime commissioner results

The results of the Isle of Wight area of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight police and crime commissioner elections have been confirmed.

05 May 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Update for residents regarding recycling and waste collections
Waste changes 'settling-in' extended

To help Island residents get used to the new recycling and rubbish collection arrangements and while receptacles are still being delivered, Amey is extending the 'settling-in' period to 27 May. 

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