Latest Council News

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."

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.

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