Latest Council News

24 Aug 2016
Chinese lanterns pose a fire risk
Fire service issues lantern warning

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Services is reminding residents of the dangers of using flares, Chinese lanterns or fireworks  in dry weather after a barn narrowly avoided going up in flames in the Carisbrooke area last week (18 August).

22 Aug 2016 Last updated at 08:00
The service currently visits 77 stops
Feedback invited on mobile library plans

The council is inviting feedback on proposed changes to its Mobile Library Service, reducing the number of locations it visits and the frequency of visits.

18 Aug 2016
Island A level results improve
A-level results improve again

Almost 500 Isle of Wight post-16 A-level students received their final results today, with more passing this summer’s exams than in 2015. Provisional results reported by the Island’s school sixth forms and the Isle of Wight College indicate that students have been successful, with 90 per cent achieving the national benchmark of two A* to E passes at A-level, or equivalent. This is a three percentage point improvement on the result in 2015.

18 Aug 2016
Young people, families and carers took part in a week of special activities
Fun and feedback during week of events

The annual children’s services ‘Have Your Say’ event has been hailed a success with more than 300 people attending special events and activities between 8 and 12 August, more than double the number of people attending last year.

18 Aug 2016
Vandalised tree on Princes Green in Cowes
Cowes tree destroyed by vandals

Vandals have destroyed a tree on Cowes seafront which was planted in 2014 to replace the historic umbrella tree which had been familiar landmark on Princes Green for more than 100 years.

17 Aug 2016 Last updated at 10:00
Make masks at the Roman villa
Mask making at Newport Roman Villa

Get crafty at Newport Roman Villa for a family friendly mask-making event on Wednesday 24 August (11am to 3pm).

16 Aug 2016
Stay safe afloat this summer
Recent boat fires prompt safety warning

After responding to a number of boat fires recently, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is reminding sailing enthusiasts to take care when out on the waves this summer.

15 Aug 2016 Last updated at 09:00
Lynnbottom Waste and Recycling Centre is now open to use.
Lynnbottom site re-opens

Lynnbottom Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC), near Newport has reopened today (Monday 15 August), following a temporary closure due to necessary groundworks, as part of the ongoing facelift that will be completed later this summer.

11 Aug 2016 Last updated at 09:00
The Tabassi-Gill family with their fossil find.
Rare fossil on display at Dinosaur Isle

The remains of a rare Iguanodon skull fossil found on the Isle of Wight are to go on display at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown.

09 Aug 2016 Last updated at 12:00
David Hoare apology and retraction accepted by council leader
Ofsted chair retraction/apology accepted

Joint press statement regarding comments made by the Ofsted chairman about educational standards on the Isle of Wight during a recent teacher conference

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