Latest Council News

15 Jun 2017
World War II evacuation experience
Evacuation experience for pupils

Isle of Wight school children are to discover what it was like to be evacuated during the Second world War. The annual event at Havenstreet's Isle of Wight Steam Railway will see the station transformed to replicate a wartime station, between 19 and 22 June.

14 Jun 2017
Floating bridge low tide service throughout June
Passenger only service at low tide

The council will offer a passenger only service across the River Medina during periods of low tide, for two hour immediately before low tide throughout June.

14 Jun 2017
Volunteers raised awareness of consent
Vounteers raise awareness of consent

The Island’s Safeguarding Adults Board was at the Isle of Wight Festival once again this year to raise awareness of consent and domestic abuse.

14 Jun 2017
The strategy outlines a vision for education on the Island
Delivering educational excellence

The Isle of Wight Council has outlined an ambitious but realistic vision for education on the Island. The Delivering Educational Excellence Strategic Plan for School Improvement aims to deliver all schools rated as good by Ofsted and at least 25 per cent as outstanding over the current term of the council.

14 Jun 2017
Non residential care charge proposals
Non-residential care charge proposals

Proposals to change non-residential care charges for adult social care are to be considered by the council’s Cabinet on 15 June, where the option of consulting with users will be discussed.

13 Jun 2017
The Cowes floating bridge
Floating bridge review confirmed

Isle of Wight Council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, has confirmed that a full review of all the events surrounding the purchase and provision of the new floating bridge will be undertaken by the council.

13 Jun 2017
Newport Quay bridge closed
Newport Quay Bridge closed

Following an inspection of Newport Quay bridge, it has been deemed unsafe for large vehicles.  

13 Jun 2017
The challenge took place at the end of May
School walk success

Pupils at Island schools are celebrating after taking part in the Isle of Wight Council’s Walk to School Week count.

12 Jun 2017
High quality education for Sandown
Quality secondary education for Sandown

Councillor Chris Whitehouse, Cabinet member for children’s services, says he is “delighted to announce the launch of a six week consultation on the future options for secondary education for the young people of Sandown Bay”, today (Monday 12 June).

09 Jun 2017
Brown tail moth caterpillars cleared from near paddling pool in Ventnor
Brown tail moth caterpillars

Following reports of brown-tail moth caterpillars near the paddling pool in Ventnor, the council has treated the site to remove the creatures, which can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties.

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