Latest Council News

17 Jan 2018
Mary Ellis receiving her award from the Isle of Wight Council Chairman
Freedom of the Isle of Wight granted

Councillors overwhelmingly voted tonight (Wednesday) to give the Freedom of the Isle of Wight to remarkable local centenarian Mary Ellis, who is the world’s last surviving known female member of the Second World War’s Air Transport Auxiliary.

12 Jan 2018
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to all 14 to 24 year olds
Up to the challenge

More than 60 young people received Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) awards at an annual ceremony recently.

11 Jan 2018
A reducing reoffending conference has taken place on the Island
Working together to reduce reoffending

More than 80 professionals have attended a 'Working Together to Reduce Reoffending' conference that took place on the Island.

09 Jan 2018 Last updated at 15:00
Full Council meets on 17 January to consider the options
Tough choices on council tax support

Working age Islanders who claim council tax support may lose around £2 a week from next April – as the council searches to find £7.5 million of savings in its annual budget.

02 Jan 2018
Real Christmas trees will be collected up to a month after the festive period.
Christmas tree collections

Islanders are being reminded they can book their ‘real’ Christmas trees for collection and recycling for up to a month after the festive period.

02 Jan 2018
Stuart James from Wightlink with previous recipients Harrison Hendy and Jenny Ball and council sports unit officer Alec Broome
Calling future Island sports stars

The Talented Athlete Programme sponsored discount scheme is now open for budding Island sporting stars.

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