Latest Council News

03 Jul 2017
The Isle of Wight Council is aiming to reduce contaminated recycling waste
Are you a rotten recycling rascal?

Are you one of our rotten recycling rascals, putting the wrong thing in wrong bin or gull sack?

The Isle of Wight Council is asking for your help in improving the quality of recycling on the kerbside and is launching a social media campaign to support you in making sure the right things are put in the right bin/ gull sack. This will support the resident’s information booklet that went out earlier this year, which has advice and information about your recycling collection.

03 Jul 2017
Watch out for rogue traders
Watch out for rogue traders

The Isle of Wight Council’s Trading Standards Service is warning Island consumers and businesses about cold calling by rogue traders.

30 Jun 2017
The Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC), has launched The Innovation Network
Consortium launches innovation network

The Isle of Wight Council led project, The Solent Offshore Renewable Energy Consortium (SOREC), was showcased at the recent Seawork International 2017 Exhibition in Southampton, where its latest programme – the Innovation Network – was launched. 

29 Jun 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Transport for the South East was launched this week
Island joins Transport for South East

The Isle of Wight was represented as leaders from across the south east recently launched an ambitious new partnership to transform the transport network for the travelling public and businesses and to ensure the area remains a driver of the UK economy.

29 Jun 2017
Floating bridge timetable
Floating bridge timetable update

While floating bridge number 6 undergoes a further few days of low tide testing, following a number of changes to its operation over the past three weeks, the low-tide timetable will continue until 7 July 2017.

28 Jun 2017
New “energy from waste” technology provider has been secured
Energy from waste provider announced

Amey and the Isle of Wight Council can confirm that a new 'energy from waste' technology provider, Michaelis Environmental Technology, has been secured and that work has commenced on various elements of plant which is now expected to be complete in May 2019.

You can view this work on the following link:

27 Jun 2017
Applications for the Active Travel Innovation Grant are now open
Active Travel Innovation Grant open

Does your business, group, organisation or charity have an innovative and exciting idea to encourage active travel on the Isle of Wight? If so, the Isle of Wight Council would love to hear from you.

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.