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26 May 2016 Last updated at 08:00
The elections were for 2016/2017
Council annual meeting - elections

At the annual meeting of the Isle of Wight Council on Wednesday 25 May, 2016, the following elections took place:

25 May 2016 Last updated at 13:00
Recycling and waste changes update
Recycling and waste update

During the past month, Amey has delivered 62,430 black wheeled bins, 10,141 green wheeled bins and 3,845 gull sacks across the island as part of its new waste partnership with the Isle of Wight Council.

25 May 2016 Last updated at 08:00
The Island has 99 per cent coverage
One of best connected areas in UK

The Isle of Wight’s multi million pound rural broadband project has been successfully completed with fibre broadband now available to 99 per cent of households and businesses on the Island – making it one of the best connected areas in the UK.

25 May 2016
#CSEHelpMe campaign
Council supports Police CSE campaign

Spot the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) – that is what Hampshire Constabulary’s new campaign is asking of parents, young people, teachers, social workers, and other volunteers and professionals working with potential victims of CSE.

25 May 2016
DofE recognition for the Island
Palace celebrates IOW young people

On 16 May 2016, Carol Taverner, DofE Facilitator from the Isle of Wight Council attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London. At the event the Isle of Wight Council was presented with a special plaque from the DofE Charity by celebrity supporter Mike Bannister, (Concorde Pilot) acknowledging the Local authority’s commitment to running the DofE and thanking it for giving young people the opportunity to transform their lives.  

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. 

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