Latest Council News

09 Nov 2017
The council has been shortlisted in the LGC Awards
Council shortlisted for award

The council has been selected as a finalist in the environmental services category in the 2018 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

09 Nov 2017
All through school for Sandown is moving closer
Sandown all through school - next steps

Plans to create the new all through school for Sandown will move a step closer when official notices are published this week to legally kick start the process.

08 Nov 2017 Last updated at 16:00
Cowes floating bridge
January date for floating bridge review

The findings of a robust review into the design, build and delivery of the new Cowes floating bridge will be made public in January.

08 Nov 2017
Festive roadshow will tour venues across the Island
Festive tour for recycling and waste

A festive reduce, reuse, recycle roadshow will be visiting venues across the Island from next Monday (13 November).

08 Nov 2017
Speakers, innovation challenge table leads and Cabinet
Super highway roadmap for the Island

More than 200 digital specialist trendsetters from around the globe and the Island attended today’s (8 November 2017) Digital Solent Conference at Cowes.

07 Nov 2017 Last updated at 17:00
Rate Relief
Rate relief for local businesses

Up to £846,000 is available to support Island businesses that face the steepest increases in their business rates bills.

07 Nov 2017 Last updated at 14:00
The new plan will link to the Island’s regeneration strategy
New planning blueprint for the Island

A major new planning blueprint for the Isle of Wight is due to be adopted by the end of 2019.

07 Nov 2017
More even term times are being considered
Have your say on school term dates

Changes to school term times that could cut the cost of family holidays for Island residents are being considered in a major council consultation.  

06 Nov 2017
SMART cycling corridor app hits charity target
SMART cycling app hits charity target

Ryde Arena Community Action Group has had a fundraising boost of £658 after the October challenge of the Bicycle Island app hit its charity target for the first time.

06 Nov 2017
New scheme aims to protect vulnerable from scam telephone calls.
Call blocking device protects vulnerable

From today, free call blockers will be available on a first come, first served basis to people with dementia, who are currently receiving scam or nuisance calls.

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