Latest Council News

14 Mar 2018 Last updated at 14:00
The Freshwater Neighbourhhod Plan will now be the first point of reference for planning officers determining planning applications for the area.
Green light for Freshwater plan

Residents in Freshwater have voted overwhelming in favour of adopting the Freshwater Neighbourhood Plan.

14 Mar 2018 Last updated at 13:00
Kieran Tarrant tests the new car
Electric vehicle sparks excitement

Staff at County Hall, Newport are learning to use a new electric vehicle this week, with the trial of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid car.

14 Mar 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The Bay area is among more than 250 locations which have so far benefitted from funding to the value of £170 million across the UK.
Coastal grant meeting hosted by council

Groups bidding for money from the Coastal Communities Fund are being invited to get together by the Isle of Wight Council.

13 Mar 2018 Last updated at 16:00
The council agreed to a project to explore creating a combined fire authority in February 2017.
Consultation over fire service future

The Isle of Wight’s senior fire officer is urging residents to have their say over plans to combine the Island’s fire service with neighbouring counterparts.

12 Mar 2018 Last updated at 16:00
The Isle of Wight Council will vote on the recommendation on March 21.
Councillor numbers should stay at 40

The current number of councillors should remain unchanged at 40, the Isle of Wight Council has recommended.

12 Mar 2018 Last updated at 14:00
The committee will now meet on Tuesday, March 27.
Planning meeting postponed

Administrative delays caused by the snow have led to the postponement of tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) meeting of the Isle of Wight Council’s Planning Committee.

09 Mar 2018 Last updated at 08:00
Fire and Rescue review postponed
Fire service revamp decision deferred

A decision to revamp the Island's fire service has been deferred by the council's Cabinet for a month - to allow more time to consider the proposals.

08 Mar 2018 Last updated at 17:00
The changes will be for the 2019/20 school year
Changes to school term dates approved

The go ahead has been given to changes in term dates on the Island for the school year 2019/20.

04 Mar 2018
Volunteers delivering water to vulnerable residents
Southern Water update

Southern Water crews have been working through the night following a number of bursts on pipes across the Isle of Wight caused by the thaw after recent freezing weather.

03 Mar 2018
Council supporting Southern Water
Supporting Southern Water

Southern Water is liaising with the Isle of Wight Council and other multi-agency partners around a number of issues with the water supply distribution network on the Island.

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