Latest Council News

17 May 2017 Last updated at 11:00
Dinosaur Isle Museum, Sandown
Celebrating an Island dinosaur pioneer

The dinosaur discoveries of remarkable Victorian clergyman, Rev William Fox, are to be celebrated by Dinosaur Isle Museum in partnership with the Royal Society later this month (26 and 27 May).

17 May 2017
The deadline to register to vote is 22 May 2017.
Guide to voting at the general election

On Thursday 8 June 2017, voters on the Island will go to the polls to decide who represents the constituency of the Isle of Wight as a Member of the UK Parliament.

15 May 2017
Floating bridge service on hold currently
Floating bridge update

Following an approach from the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) this morning, regarding the teething issues encountered by the floating bridge during the weekend, the service is currently suspended. The council is consulting with the MCA to confirm that all issues have been resolved necessary for the service to resume.

12 May 2017
Could you be a recycling champion?
Love recycling? Be a champion!

The Footprint Trust, education partners for the Council’s Waste Contract with Amey, will be recruiting new recycling champions at the popular RiverFest event tomorrow (Saturday 13 May).

12 May 2017
New floating bridge ready for service this weekend.
New floating bridge to start service

The new floating bridge between Cowes and East Cowes is due to start service this Saturday (13 May) at 2pm, following sign-off by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

11 May 2017 Last updated at 16:00
General election candidates list published
General election candidates published

The list of candidates for the general election for the constituency of the Isle of Wight has been published.

10 May 2017
Significant new jobs boost for Island
Significant new jobs boost for Island

Up to 600 jobs could be created on the Isle of Wight, from September 2017, with the support of the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration programme - subject to a decision of its new Executive on 18 May.

10 May 2017
Foster Care Fortnight 2017
Foster care transforms lives

Have you been thinking about foster care; wondering if it’s for you? Could you provide a supportive home for a child? Do you want to find out more?

09 May 2017 Last updated at 14:00
The launch event is on 16 May
New scheme for older drivers

A major long-term initiative is being launched on the Isle of Wight this month to enhance the skills of the many Island drivers aged over 60.

09 May 2017
The mobile household and waste recycling centre is coming to a venue near you
Recycling on the move for summer

The mobile household waste recycling centre (MHWRC) is on the road again this summer. New dates and a new venue have been added to the latest timetable; for the first time, Niton will also be visited.

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