Isle of Wight Council

Isle of Wight Festival

Changes to Council Services

Isle of Wight Festival

While the Isle of Wight Festival 2022 is taking place from Thursday 16 June to Sunday 19 June, some council services are affected.

Seaclose Office, Newport

Seaclose Office, Newport will be closed from 12 midday on Thursday 16 June. Partially reopening to the public from 8.30am on Monday 20 June, depending on the service required. Fully open to the public from 8.30am on Tuesday 21 June. Anyone attending this office between Monday 13 June and Thursday 16 June is only advised to do if strictly necessary. Parking during this period only will be at the entrance to Seaclose Park on the grassed area.

Registry Office

During the festival the Isle of Wight Council's Register Office Marriage Room will move to County Hall in Newport. All civil ceremonies will be held at County Hall, Hight Street, Newport, from Friday 17 June until close of business on Saturday 18 June. The civil ceremonies will be back at Seaclose Park on Monday 20 June.

All birth, death and marriage notice appointments will remain at Seaclose offices throughout the festival.

Seaclose offices will be closed on Friday 17 June from 12 noon and all day on Saturday 18 June.

Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number (01983) 823233.

For further information, please call the Register Office on (01983) 823233.

Coroner’s Office

The Coroner’s Office will operate from Seaclose offices as usual. Please note: there  will be no provision for personal collection of paperwork from 1 pm on Thursday 16 June until Monday 20 June 2022. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number, (01983) 823010.


The crematorium will be operating its usual opening hours over the weekend of Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June, from 10am to 2pm.

More information about Crematorium services.


The council’s Planning Services, including Building Control office will be closed to the public from 12 midday Thursday 16 June, Friday 17 June, and Monday  20 June.

In the days leading up to and after the festival there will be public access. Parking will be extremely limited. Customers are advised to avoid the Seaclose office, unless they are attending a pre-arranged meeting.

The office will be open as normal to the public from 8.30am on Tuesday 21 June.

Online planning services are available for customers to check information.

1Leisure Medina and Medina Theatre

Customers are advised that 1Leisure Medina will be closed for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival from 2pm Thursday 16 June and will re-open at 6am on Monday 20 June.

Westridge at Ryde and The Heights, Sandown will be open as normal throughout this period.

Swimming lessons at Medina are cancelled from Wednesday 15 June to Saturday 18 June. The lessons will resume on Monday 20 June.

For further information, please email or telephone 01983 823880.

Waste services

No changes will be made to the collection day of your waste or recycling. Please ensure all waste is out by 7am. 6.30am for Fairlee Road resident on the day of collection, as routes may change due to roads being affected by traffic diversions.

Festival Complaints Contact

  • If you have any concerns relating to noise or licensing issues during the Isle of Wight Festival, you can contact the Isle of Wight Council on (01983) 823426. This is a 24-hour number.
  • Official Isle of Wight Festival website


For further council related information, including travel regarding the festival, please visit: Isle of Wight Music Festival web pages