Latest Council News

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.

12 Jul 2017
The fixed link debate is expected to take place in the early autumn
Fixed link debate on the table

The Isle of Wight Council’s new administration is keen to engage with the fixed link debate.

11 Jul 2017
Carved wooden bench at Pan Country Park
New arts trail for Pan Country Park

A new arts trail in Newport has been officially opened. The Pollen Trail at Pan Country Park, Newport, features sculptures of pollens, carved benches depicting local wildlife and information boards about pollinators.

07 Jul 2017
The floating bridge will return to full operational service
Floating bridge in full operation

Following the recent low-tide pedestrian only operation of the Cowes floating bridge service, the floating bridge will return to full operational service on Saturday 8 July from 5am, as per its normal scheduled timetable.

07 Jul 2017
Supporting families of Grenfall Tower
Supporting families of Grenfell Tower

In support of those affected by the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, the Isle of Wight Council is raising funds on behalf of the Island. Colleagues including many from Adult Social Care are leading the way and have organised a sponsored spin session, supported by Wight Fit in Newport for Sunday 16 July.

06 Jul 2017
The Newport Cycle Hub at the Riverside Centre
Cycle hubs officially open

The Isle of Wight Council, Community Action Isle of Wight and Red Funnel have officially launched the Newport and Cowes Cycle Hubs.

04 Jul 2017 Last updated at 14:00
Dinosaur Isle Museum, Sandown
Theo's prehistoric rhino tooth find

Avid Island fossil collector Theo Vickers, 18, has discovered a tooth from a rare prehistoric rhinoceros which lived 38 to 35 million years ago. He has presented it to Dinosaur Isle Museum at Sandown to care for and put on display.

04 Jul 2017
Adult learner winning group
Adult festival of learning awards

Island adult learners were celebrated recently as part of the national Festival of Learning, with an awards evening on Monday 19 June.

03 Jul 2017
Have your say on Sandown Bay
Don't forget; have a say on Sandown Bay

Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, said: "Today’s announcement that Sandown Bay Academy requires special measures comes as no surprise to me as the champion for all children on the Isle of Wight. In my role as Cabinet member for children’s services I am determined that the Isle of Wight Council plays its part in securing high quality education in Sandown."

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