Latest Council News

21 Jul 2017
Passenger only service to operate late evenings and early mornings
Floating bridge update

From Friday (21 July 2017) a foot passenger only service will operate from 10.30pm (until the end of timetabled service) each night, and before 7am each morning.

21 Jul 2017
Short Breaks fun day
Come along to the Short Breaks fun day!

The annual Short Breaks fun and information day is taking place from 10am-4pm on Friday 28 July 2017, at 1Leisure Medina, Newport.

20 Jul 2017 Last updated at 17:00
The incident is being investigated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Updated advice re: boat removal

The Isle of Wight Council is continuing to advise members of the public to stay away from a section of beach at Sandown as a precautionary measure, following the bringing ashore on the beach of a 36ft motor cruiser for salvaging which ran aground offshore overnight (Wednesday).

20 Jul 2017
Council launches regeneration prospectus
Island regeneration conference success

The Isle of Wight is now firmly on the map with potential investors and developers who could help to deliver Island regeneration, following the launch of the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration programme to a crowd of over 150 delegates on Thursday (20 July 2017). Attendees were absorbed throughout the “Isle of Opportunities” showcase, hearing details of the regeneration opportunities available at key sites across the Island, including Newport Harbour, Ryde, and in the Bay area.

19 Jul 2017
New mobile household waste recycling centre timetable confirmed
Recycling on the move!

Summer is in full swing and so is the latest timetable for the mobile household waste recycling centre. The facility will once again be visiting a number of venues across the Island from August through to October.

18 Jul 2017
Councillors Churchman, Brading, Peacey-Wilcox and Chapman with some of the winners on the day
WISE open day success

Local pupil training centre WISE (Workshop Initiative Supporting Education), recently celebrated its students’ successes with an annual open day.

17 Jul 2017
The Cowes floating bridge enters final commissioning stage
Floating Bridge update

This week, the Cowes floating bridge will enter the final phase of commissioning, at the end of which, all being well, the floating bridge will officially become the property of the Isle of Wight Council.

17 Jul 2017
James Potter with some of the goods seized in Operation Jasper.
Trading standards inspector award

A trading standards inspector has received a prestigious award for his work following a successful prosecution under the Trade Marks Act 1994.

14 Jul 2017
Animal Agents feature as the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge
Read the books, catch the crook!

This summer, Isle of Wight libraries are challenging children to help solve a mystery. From Saturday 15 July, children can join Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, and sign up for a great summer of reading. It’s free to join, and every child who completes the challenge will receive a medal and a certificate.

13 Jul 2017
Reading Well scheme launches in Isle of Wight libraries
Libraries launch Reading Well scheme

At a time when more than 26 million people in England report to have at least one long term condition, the Isle of Wight Library Service has launched a national scheme to support them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free.

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