Latest Council News

27 Nov 2015 Last updated at 13:00
The day will begin at 10.30am
Community event at Newport fire station

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a community event where they will be joined by the Island's ambulance service and Hampshire Police.

27 Nov 2015 Last updated at 12:00
The squadron are being given the freedom of the Island.
Freedom of Island for army squadron

The Isle of Wight Council has formally approved the granting of the honorary freedom of the Island to the Isle of Wight Troop, 266 Port Squadron (Sqn) in recognition of its “distinguished record” and “eminent service” to Queen and country.

26 Nov 2015
Carisbrooke College major new facilities given green light
DfE green light for Carisbrooke College

A business case for future 11 to 16 provision in a 600 place Carisbrooke College has been accepted by the Education Funding Agency/Department for Education (DfE) – meaning significant investment will go ahead in enhanced and new learning facilities at the college. 

25 Nov 2015 Last updated at 21:00
John Metcalfe - new CEO of the Isle of Wight Council
New council CEO appointed

John Metcalfe will be the new Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Council. Members voted in favour of the recommendation of the Employment Sub-committee to appoint Mr Metcalfe, currently the Deputy Managing Director of the council, at a meeting of the Full Council on 25 November 2015.

25 Nov 2015 Last updated at 13:00
The nozzles are designed to fit animals mouths.
New equipment helps animals after fires

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has been given three new special pet oxygen masks that are designed to help animals rescued from fires.

24 Nov 2015 Last updated at 14:00
The council will take part in Small Business Saturday.
Free parking period on 5 December

The Isle of Wight Council will once again be part of 'Small Business Saturday' on Saturday 5 December, and will not charge motorists to park in any of its long stay car parks between 12pm and 6pm.

18 Nov 2015 Last updated at 09:00
The court case has now finished.
Cowes Enterprise College court update

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, Isle of Wight Council leader and Executive member for children’s services, said: “The court proceedings have now concluded and a settlement was reached on 7 October.

18 Nov 2015
Devolution bid gets boost
Devolution bid receives boost

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s hopes for a successful devolution bid have received a boost, after the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, hosted a meeting yesterday (17 November) to learn more about the bid.  

17 Nov 2015 Last updated at 11:00
Many businesses have a high rating.
Good food hygiene ratings for businesses

More than 1,800 Isle of Wight businesses that serve food have a four or five out of five rating for food hygiene standards.

17 Nov 2015 Last updated at 09:00
The scheme accepts athletes from a range of sports.
Talented Athlete Scheme returns

The Isle of Wight Council's Sports Unit is accepting applications for its popular Talented Athlete Scheme.

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