Latest Council News

09 Jun 2017
Brown tail moth caterpillars cleared from near paddling pool in Ventnor
Brown tail moth caterpillars

Following reports of brown-tail moth caterpillars near the paddling pool in Ventnor, the council has treated the site to remove the creatures, which can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties.

09 Jun 2017
Declaration of result of poll for Isle of Wight
Declaration of general election result

Declaration of result of poll for the parliamentary constituency of the Isle of Wight

07 Jun 2017
Traffic plans in place for Isle of Wight Festival
Festival traffic information

It’s that time of year again as the Island prepares to welcome thousands to the Isle of Wight Festival. The Isle of Wight Council, Island Roads and Hampshire Constabulary are once again working closely with the organisers of this year’s festival to ensure traffic flows smoothly and disruption is kept to a minimum for the world-famous event.

05 Jun 2017
Floating bridge returning to service
Floating bridge back in service

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) surveyed the floating bridge on Friday, confirming that it is now able to re-enter service. The floating bridge will return to service on Wednesday 7 June, from 5am.

05 Jun 2017
There are some changes to council services over the Isle of Wight Festival period
Festival changes to council services

As a result of the Isle of Wight Festival taking place from Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June, the following council services are changing, due to their close proximity to the festival site.

05 Jun 2017
Household recycling centres trailer update issued
Household recycling sites access update

Following feedback from users of the household recycling centres at Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh, the Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, has reviewed the guidance previously issued leading up to the changes in access rules at sites that are due to take effect from today (5 June).

23 May 2017
Free choking prevention workshop taking place
Free choking prevention workshop

Freshwater fire station is hosting a free first aid training session on 13 June, provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Training Department, covering how to deal with choking in babies and children .

19 May 2017
Register by 22 May to vote in the UK general election
Time running out to register

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the general election, Island residents are being reminded to make sure they are registered in time.

18 May 2017
Cabinet agrees investment for 600 new Island jobs boost
Investment for up to 600 jobs agreed

The council’s newly appointed Cabinet met for the first time on 18 May 2017, where they agreed unanimously to invest up to £2.1 million* in an exciting new employment venture for the Isle of Wight.

18 May 2017
Unanimous support for secondary education in Sandown
Unanimous support for Sandown education

The Isle of Wight Council has given its unanimous support to a motion to protect the future of secondary education in Sandown.

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