Visitors to Quarr Abbey near Ryde can now leave the car at home and use their bicycles after works to improve pedestrian access to the monastery, along with cycling facilities at the abbey, were completed.
Island residents are being encouraged to help shape the council’s spending and priorities for the year ahead – by taking part in an online budget survey launched on the iwight.com website today (Wednesday 22 October).
The deadline for parents and guardians to submit an application for children starting secondary school in September 2015 is fast approaching.
A major event focusing on anti-bullying is being held in Newport this week, bringing together a number of schools and agencies.
On Sunday 26 October, the clocks go back by one hour and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is asking all homeowners to remember to take just a few minutes to check their smoke alarms while changing their clocks.
The annual Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Weekend takes place this coming weekend, with a huge variety of walks available.
Organisations are being invited to bid for funding of £15,500 to provide youth activities in Sandown as part of the Isle of Wight Council's new youth offer.
Last week it was announced a cross-Solent travel task force has been set up, with support from the Department for Transport minister, John Hayes.
The Isle of Wight Council has officially handed over the Riverside Centre to its trustees following the completion of a community asset transfer.
Areas in two towns on the Isle of Wight, where police can confiscate alcohol from people if they are causing anti social behaviour, are now in force.
If you have experienced a fire in the past 12 months then you can help improve the safety of other local people – and help the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service – by taking part in an important online survey at www.lifebid.co.uk
Following reports in some local media outlets on the future of Carisbrooke College, the Executive member for children's services, Councillor Jonathan Bacon, has made the following statement.
With winter getting closer, more and more households on the Isle of Wight are beginning to use home fires.
A major careers and jobs fair, Your Future, is being staged at the Isle of Wight College, Newport on Thursday 30 October, to give key advice to Island residents aged from 14 up to and including adults.
The council is to hold a series of consultation events to gather views of Island residents as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Research into social isolation and loneliness carried out by the Isle of Wight Council’s public health team has been recognised at a major national conference.
Nearly 30,000 children's books have been rented from Isle of Wight Council and community libraries over the summer, mainly thanks to the annual Summer Reading Challenge.
The Isle of Wight Council's leisure facilities are now operating new phone numbers to make it easier for customers to contact them.
A new Facebook page providing information on new youth offer activities across the Isle of Wight has been launched.
**Planned strike action for 14 October by members of Unison, the GMB and Unite has been called off.
The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive is to consider proposals to change how it treats additional expenses related to disability, when it meets next week (Tuesday 7 October).
Nearly 20,000 trips have been recorded on a newly resurfaced shared-use path between Shanklin and Wroxall in the last three months.
The Isle of Wight Council has today (Friday, 26 September) launched a survey into household waste and recycling services on the Island.
Cowes floating bridge will resume a full service tonight (Thursday) following a change to scheduled resurfacing works by Island Roads in Medina Road, Cowes.
Isle of Wight Council foster carers are hoping to raise awareness of fostering by taking part in the Great South Run.
The Isle of Wight Council has begun work on a scheme designed to reduce the risk of Ryde Canoe Lake overflowing in future, protecting nearby properties and businesses and the wildlife on the lake.
Historic Ventnor Park on the Isle of Wight has been awarded the Park of the Year Award at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards.
The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive has approved a revised social housing allocation policy for the Island which gives local people greater priority for affordable social housing.
A four-year-old boy has become the youngest person to complete the gruelling Three Hills Killer which forms part of the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival.
A new pay-per-use electric vehicle rapid charging point will soon be available for public use in Newport.
Isle of Wight Council leader Ian Stephens has commenced a process of reorganisation of the council’s Executive including bringing about a number of structural changes to the allocation of responsibilities among Executive members.
The 2014 Isle of Wight Cycling Festival kicks off this coming weekend, with a huge variety of rides available for all ages.
Yar Bridge in Yarmouth is to continue to be operated manually after an agreement was reached with Yarmouth Harbour Commission.
More than 15 organisations have been awarded funding from the Isle of Wight Council to improve cycle parking and storage facilities across the Island.
A new online service aimed at young people aged up to 25, with special educational needs and disability, has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council.
The council’s Executive is to consider allocating up to £500,000 from the council’s capital programme contingency budget for a scheme at the section of Undercliff Drive affected by a landslide earlier this year.
Members of the Isle of Wight Council's Executive will meet on Tuesday 9 September to discuss proposed changes to the authority's home to school transport policy.
The Isle of Wight Council's Choices service will soon be leaving its Newport base and instead visit areas across the Island to make it easier for young people to see advisors.
Residents are being reminded of key routes between the Island’s ferry ports and the Bestival site, which are expected to be particularly busy on Thursday 4 September and Monday 8 September.
The Isle of Wight Domestic Abuse Forum is working in partnership with Island charities at this year's Bestival to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence issues.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a new co-ordinated community service helping people in their recovery from substance misuse.
The first cabinet to be fully connected as part of the Isle of Wight’s multi-million pound rural superfast fibre broadband project has now gone live, it has been announced today (Wednesday 27 August).
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