Latest Council News

22 Jul 2016 Last updated at 14:00
Island Learning Centre competition runners up with their culinary creations.
Cooking up a storm at Island Learning

Almost a year to the day after their building in Lake was devastated by fire, two students at the Island Learning Centre are celebrating after finding out they have been selected as runners up in the annual Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills competition.

21 Jul 2016 Last updated at 16:00
Consultation launched on Solent Combined Authority plans.
Solent Combined Authority consultation

The public will be asked for their views on plans to create a Solent Combined Authority as part of a consultation launching tomorrow [Friday 22 July].

21 Jul 2016 Last updated at 10:00
Your annual canvass form is being sent out this week.
Look out for your annual canvass form

All Island households are being reminded to complete and return their annual Register of Electors canvass form, which are being sent out this week.

19 Jul 2016 Last updated at 14:00
The task force will be led by Christopher Garnett
New infrastructure transport task force

An infrastructure transport task force for the Isle of Wight is to be launched this week, to focus on a wide range of connectivity, integration, regeneration and funding issues vital to the Island’s future.

18 Jul 2016 Last updated at 10:00
Government benefit cap to be introduced this autumn.
New autumn benefit cap support

Households in receipt of combined benefits of more that £20,000 per year (for a couple or lone parent), or £13,400 per year (for a single claimant) are being reminded of the introduction of a new benefit cap this autumn.

15 Jul 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Annual Short Breaks fun day at Medina Leisure Centre playing fields
Families invited to Short Breaks fun day

Children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs are invited to a Short Breaks family fun and information day at Medina Leisure Centre playing fields on Friday 22 July between 10am and 4pm.

13 Jul 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Shanklin cliff lift open following first phase of refurbishment
Summer start for cliff lift

The council has completed the first phase of works on the Shanklin Cliff Lift and the good news is that one of the two lifts will be open for use from 9am on Thursday 14 July 2016, in time for the busy summer period.

13 Jul 2016 Last updated at 11:30
Wight BID approved
Wight BID approved

The votes for the Isle of Wight Business Improvement District have been announced.

13 Jul 2016
Some school crossing patrols saved
Some school crossing patrols saved

From September the Isle of Wight Council will no longer be in a financial position to support the non-statutory provision of school crossing patrols across the Island.

07 Jul 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Pictured from left to right: Cllr Jonathan Bacon, Peter Groves, Amanda Henley, Glyn Groves and Rob Brindley
Primary school staff member award

The council’s Adult Community Learning Service has announced the winner of the Laura Groves Award for Community and Family Involvement.

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