Latest Council News

01 Sep 2017
Heritage Open Days 2017 is taking place on the Island
Celebrating Heritage Open Days 2017

The Museum of Island History at Newport Guildhall and Newport Roman Villa are among more than 5,000 properties across the country to be opening free of charge on set days in September - as part of Heritage Open Days 2017.

31 Aug 2017
Floating bridge to be taken out of service
Floating bridge coming out of service

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has today (Thursday 31 August) announced that as of Monday (4 September) Cowes floating bridge will be removed from service until such time as it can be demonstrated that the bridge, and the service it provides, can operate properly in accordance with the council’s specified requirements.

24 Aug 2017
GCSE results 2017
Congratulations Island GCSE pupils

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Paul Brading, has congratulated students across the Island for their performance in their GCSE examinations, received today (24 August 2017).

24 Aug 2017
The street market will launch on 1 September
Street food comes to Newport

Street food will be bringing a buzz to Newport Harbour, with the launch of the I Love Wight Newport Street Food Market.

24 Aug 2017
We are changing banks
We’ve made the switch; it’s your turn!

The Isle of Wight Council has ‘switched banks’.  From 1 September, the council will bank with Lloyds Bank. 

24 Aug 2017
Tobias displays the Rabbit Fish find
Tobias and the Rabbit Fish

Schoolboy Tobias Willson, six, has discovered a tooth from a rare fish which lived about 110 million years ago. He has loaned it to Dinosaur Isle Museum at Sandown to be displayed.

23 Aug 2017
Isle of Wight Council acknowledges the decision of the planning inspector in relation to the appeal by Red Funnel for its application at East Cowes
Red Funnel appeal decision

As the planning authority, the Isle of Wight Council acknowledges the decision of the planning inspector in relation to the appeal by Red Funnel for its application at East Cowes and the local planning authority will now need to further engage with Red Funnel about the application.

17 Aug 2017 Last updated at 15:00
Provisional results have been reported by the Island’s sixth forms
Provisional post-16 results

Provisional A-level results for the Isle of Wight show that Island students continue to outperform national averages in Technical subjects while A-level students show a slight improvement in high grade passes.

17 Aug 2017
Southern Water are currently working to fix a leak at Gurnard.
Public information notice

Southern Water is currently working to fix a leak on a rising main at the Woodvale Wastewater Pumping Station near to Gurnard beach.

17 Aug 2017
Plans to position the Island as a digital pathfinder have moved a step closer
Council enlists government support

The Isle of Wight Council’s plans to hold a major conference to promote the Island’s digital economy and to position the Island as a digital pathfinder have moved a step closer.

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