Strategies and Schemes

This group contains documents which define the approach being taken by the Council to achieve a specific goal or set of goals

This document sets out the objectives of the Island’s economic development plan for the next three years: 2011/12 to 2013/14. It outlines targets to be achieved to meet the vision for the Island by 2020 but also the progress that needs to be achieved in the shorter term.

The terms and conditions of the Buy With Confidence Approved Trader Scheme define the minimum standards required of members and membership of scheme requires businesses to adhere to them. These minimum standards have been designed to ensure that member businesses are equipped to deliver good customer service, together with the right and proper personal approach by each and every member of staff.

This study, carried out by Grontmij, shows heat demand density across the Island for both existing and proposed development. It suggests those areas where district heating could effectively be deployed in the future.

This study considers the potential for anarobic digestion on the Island, reviewing available waste streams and the size of AD system this could support.

This report looks at the potential biomass fuel supply on the Island, considering forestry, waste wood and agricultural residues.

This documents looks at the potential tidal stream resource in the south east region, mapping tidal flows, environmental constraints and potential power output.

This report looks at the current electricity grid infrastructure on the Island (including mainland interconnectors) and considers the potential to connect new renewable energy generation. It looks at existing capacity on the network and where reinforcement might be required.

The funding framework which replaces Local Management of Schools is based on the legislative provisions in sections 45-53 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
The changes in the 2013 Scheme are those directed by the Department for Education and relfect the changes to Education Funding which were implemented in April 2013. All changes are shown in bold italics.

The Council currently has two separate contracts that provide support and advice to people with

a sensory impairment. The contract supporting people with sight impairment is run by the Isle of

Wight Society for the Blind whilst the other contract supporting people with a hearing impairment

is run by Action on Hearing Loss.

The intention is to bring together both of these services into one single contract and to provide

increased support to people who are deaf blind, children in transition who are not in education

and people with other related sensory impairments.

Local Authorities are required under the Childcare Act 2006, Section 6 to ensure that there is sufficient, quality, flexible, sustainable childcare for parents and carers The Childcare Act 2006 defines childcare sufficiency as ‘sufficient to meet the requirement of parents in the (Local Authority’s) area who require childcare in order to enable them:

 

a) To take up or remain in work

b) To undertake education or training which could reasonably be expected to assist them to obtain work.

c) May have regard to any childcare which they expect to be available outside their area.

 

In order to meet the sufficiency duty local authorities are required to undertake a detailed assessment of the supply of, and demand for, childcare in their area. Qa Research was commissioned to undertake the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment on behalf of the Local Authority. The assessment included research and consultation with parents / carers, children and young people, employers, and providers.

 

This document presents the key findings of the assessment in line with nine indicators of sufficiency:

 

  • Sufficiency of Places
  • Range of Provision
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Accessibility (geographical issues)
  • Knowledge and Information
  • Affordability
  • Inclusivity/Meeting Particular Needs
  • Sustainability

The Child Poverty Act 2010 enshrined in law the commitment to eradicate child poverty in the UK by 2020 and placed a duty on local authorities to:

•work with relevant agencies and named partners such as: Police, transport authorities, Primary Care Trust, Job Centre Plus - to reduce and mitigate the effects of poverty;

•prepare and publish a local Child Poverty Needs Assessment - to understand the drivers of child poverty and characteristics of those living in poverty;

•prepare and publish a Joint Child Poverty Needs Strategy - setting out the measures the Local Authority and named partners propose to take to reduce and mitigate the effects of child poverty

 

The Needs Assessment:

•will provide evidence and context for developing a strategic approach to child poverty by providing a deeper understanding of:

•the extent and distribution of child poverty on the Isle of Wight;

•the key drivers and characteristics of families living in poverty;

•the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to tackling child poverty

 

In April 2010 Local Authorities were required to complete a Local Economic Assessment (LEA) of their area. The aim was to provide a comprehensive picture of the local economy, pulling together a wide range of data and evidence to tell a story of place.  This guidance was revoked in July 2010, allowing local authorities greater scope to use the duty as they see fit. On this basis, the Island LEA will provide the Council and its partners with a robust analysis of local economic conditions that will be used to inform economic policies and interventions.  

In April 2010 Local Authorities were required to complete a Local Economic Assessment (LEA) of their area. The aim was to provide a comprehensive picture of the local economy, pulling together a wide range of data and evidence to tell a story of place.  This guidance was revoked in July 2010, allowing local authorities greater scope to use the duty as they see fit. On this basis, the Island LEA will provide the Council and its partners with a robust analysis of local economic conditions that will be used to inform economic policies and interventions.  

The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy.  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2013 to replace Council Tax Benefit

The Local Council Tax Support Vulnerability Policy provides a statement of intent of how the Council will address the issues of Child Poverty, The chronically sick and disabled, the Armed Forces Covenant, and work incentives through the Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy

This is this Highways PFI Contract Mangement Team portion of the PFI Roadshow delivered across the Island between November 12 and January 13.

This is this Island Roads portion of the PFI Roadshow delivered across the Island between November 12 and January 13.

The Isle of Wight Armed Forces Community Covenant is a is a pledge made between the Island’s civilian community and the armed forces. It aims to prevent those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, from being disadvantaged by their service to their country, and to develop a better understanding between the civilian community and the armed forces community on the Isle of Wight. The armed forces community is regarded as being serving personnel, veterans (both Regular and Reservist) and their dependants, including merchant navy who have been involved in military operations.

The Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) scheme may provide support where there is a shortfall between rental liability and payment of Housing Benefit, provided that the claimant is entitled to at least the minimum amount of Housing Benefit and an application for further financial help is made and accepted.  

The Council will endorse a limited number of high quality ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) Schemes that comply with the Code of Conduct. The ECO Code is designed to ensure that high levels of customer care are being offered alongside energy efficiency improvements.

“Sexual health is an important aspect of health and wellbeing. This needs assessment brings together the information we need to understand sexual health issues for island residents and helps us plan for future service provision. Responsibilities for commissioning sexual health services are now with the Isle of Wight Council, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England. We will use this needs assessment to ensure that we have comprehensive services for the whole population.”

The Children in Care Strategy sets out the help and support that is available for children and young people in care on the Isle of Wight.

The Local Council Tax Support Section 13A Policy (LCTS).  This policy sets out how the scheme will operate and what the qualifying conditions are for making awards from April 2014.  This replaces the previous LCTS scheme applied from April 2013 to March 2014.

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31ST March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS). The funding made available by Government for the new scheme was reduced intially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial setttlement. The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes. Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government. For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

The level of financial assistance for the scheme to be provided by Central Government has continued to reduce compared the level provided under the former Council Tax Benefit scheme. In order to fully or partly meet this funding gap the Council has had to review the previous CTS scheme provided during 2014/15 and consider whether the scheme for 2015/16 should continue or change in relation to the council tax support paid to working age claimants.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme for the third year 2015/16 following the Council decisons of 16.1.13 and 16.10.13 to provide a scheme during 2014/15 (resrticting to maximum of 80% support) from 1 April 2014.  Whilst the scheme is proposed to continue as per the 2014/15 scheme, this EIA review has been updated 

Requirements for local authorities to put in place an accessibility strategy are specified in schedule 10 of the Act: Accessibility for disabled pupils. This schedule provides for accessibility arrangements for pupils in schools as set out in section 88.

(1) An accessibility strategy is a strategy for, over a prescribed period—

(a) increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the schools’ curriculums;

(b) improving the physical environment of the schools for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the schools;

(c) improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled

(2) The delivery in sub-paragraph (1)(c) must be—

(a) within a reasonable time;

Minutes from the Community Safety Partnership meeting held on November 30th 2015

This poster sets out what recycling goes in each bin

A study undertaken by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) into devolution and the future of local government - Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

A Price Waterhouse Cooper study into the future of local government in the Heart of Hampshire. 

A study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) into Solent Authorities - devolution and the future of local government.

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing the final Council Tax Support scheme options for the financial year 2017/18 for the Full Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a scheme from 1 April 2017. 

This completed EIA sets out the review considerations in providing Council Tax  discounts in relation to empty homes, those undergoing structural alteration and repair, and long term empty properties from 1 April 2017 to support the Council decision of 18.1.17 to provide a revised policy during 2017/18. 

The Isle of Wight Council's Procurement Strategy 2019-2022 which was approved at the Cabinet meeting on the 14 November 2019.

Map showing 6 key regeneration sites as part of the new regeneration programme

This is the Isle of Wight's framework taken from DCLGs financial framework.

Information relating to the phasing of works for St Marys junction improvements

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability.

A joint plan between the IWC, IOW NHS Trust, IOW CCG and People Matter IW for the delivery of providing support to adults with a learning disability. Easy read version

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for the Isle of Wight was produced in accordance with statutory requirements set out in the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.

The PNA is a statement of the needs of the Island’s population in relation to pharmaceutical services, and since April 2013, Health and Wellbeing boards (HWBs) have been responsible for publishing and updating their local PNA.

The PNA takes account of the strategic context of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). This is an assessment of the population’s health and wellbeing needs, based on demographic, health and care data as well as current service provision.

Health and wellbeing strategy for the Isle of Wight 2018-2021

This strategy builds on the aim of the council’s corporate plan to move towards one public service by

developing joint commissioning across council departments and the wider NHS, regeneration and

environmental system, and in doing so to start looking beyond integration itself to the outcomes it

produces to improve the wider determinants of health and wellbeing.

A3055 - Undercliff Drive Impact study prepared by the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research and the Market Research Group at Bournemouth University, December 2017. 

The Isle of Wight Council commissioned Bournemouth University to assess the effect of the A3055 Undercliff Drive road closure on local businesses.

In 2017 Portsmouth, Southampton, Gosport and Isle of Wight councils came together to adopt a partnership approach to delivering the covenant within the Solent region of the wider County of Hampshire. Entitled Strengthening Local Covenant delivery, the aim of this partnership is to:

Raise awareness among serving personnel, reservists and veterans of the support they can expect from local authorities;

Provide a broader understanding of the needs of the local veteran population as well as serving personnel during transition to civilian life;Evaluate the impact of these initiatives.

The Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Board representing Portsmouth, Southampton and Gosport, and the Isle of Wight Civil Military Partnership Boards, refreshed in 2017, provides strategic governance for local delivery of the Covenant.
We estimate that 76,207 adults and children are part of the Solent Armed Forces community. The Solent Armed Forces Covenant Partnership have worked together to understand the needs of this community in the form of the Solent Armed Forces Needs Assessment

A poster detailing what goes where at Christmas regarding your recycling and waste.

Frequently asked questions regarding the discretionary travel scheme operated by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust but funded by the Isle of Wight Council.

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

In 2017, following a local authority funding competition, the Isle of Wight Council was awarded £1.35m from the
Access Fund by the Department for Transport, to fund delivery of the three-year ‘Transforming Travel on the
Isle of Wight: Transition to Transformation’ programme.

The Smarter Choice Consultancy Ltd. and Lorax Environmental Associates have been commissioned by Isle of Wight Council to independently evaluate the Transforming Travel programme. They have worked with individual projects to advise on best practice in data collection, and are using the data subsequently collected by the projects to assess Transforming Travel’s outcomes.

Adult Social Care's Care Close to Home Strategy helps people to maintain or improve their wellbeing and to live as independently as possible.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the current West Wight School Place Planning consultation.

The Isle of Wight Council is authorised to accept Housing Benefit claims that have been completed electronically through the use of our approved electronic form.

The Isle of Wight Council is authorised to accept Housing Benefit claims that have been completed electronically through the use of our approved electronic form.

Final meeting minutes from the public meeting/drop-in session held on Monday 1 April 2019 at St Saviour's Catholic Primary School, as part of the West Wight School Places consultation.

Partially replaces previous Performance and Risk Management Framework

This report sets out a business case for an electric cargo bike delivery service in Newport, Isle of Wight. The service is founded on a use-case for electric cargo bikes selected at a stakeholder workshop, based around offering delivery services on behalf of various businesses to their customers as an alternative to businesses providing the service directly themselves.

This Prospectus is an invitation to groups, organisations and enterprises of all types to bid for grant funding, that they will use to support the introduction of an electric cargo bike operation, or operations, on the Isle of Wight. The funding commissioner is the Isle of Wight Council.

Guidance for management of projects within the IWC. The framework needs to be followed for all projects.  Further guidance can be obtained from Organisational Intelligence

Guidance for the management of programmes within the IWC. 

Public notice dated 19.07.2019 regarding closure of All Saints' Church of England Primary School and temporary enlargement of Yarmouth Church of England Primary School, Isle of Wight.

A summary of the intended work to be completed at St Mary's junction between 30 September and 20 December.

Press release announcing the start date of phases 1-4 of the St Mary's junction improvement scheme.

Press release announcing start date of phases 1-4 of the St Mary's junction improvements.

The Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan is a shared vision between the NHS and the local authority to empower people to live more independently.

Frequently Asked Questions for the St Mary's junction improvement scheme.

Illustration showing all planned, or completed, junction improvements in Newport as part of Newport Strategic Junction Improvement programme.

Introduction to the Autumn 2019 schedule of St Mary's junction improvement scheme, including user maps.

Press release about the St Mary's junction improvements public information evening on 17 October 2019.

Overview maps showing traffic arrangements during first four phases of St Mary's roundabout improvement scheme.

Consultation results on reinstatement of Undercliff Drive to vehicular traffic - September 2019.

Public Notice consultation on the proposed closure of All Saints' Church of England Primary School, Freshwater.

Press release detailing phase 3 works at St Mary's junction - 1 November 2019.

Simplified maps showing the traffic management arrangements for the first four phases of the St Mary's Junction Improvement scheme.

Description of what the Access to Home Team role is in Adult Social Care.

Southbound - towards Newport - traffic management arrangements at St Mary's roundabout, from January 2020.

A press release issued in December 2019 providing an update on the improvements works at St Mary's roundabout.

Traffic management map for St Mary's roundabout from April until June 2020.

Final scheme document for the agreed Local Council Tax Support scheme 2020/21 as agreed by Full Council 20/11/2019.

The Exceptional Hardship Fund (EHF) has been set up by the Council to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction who are facing 'exceptional hardship'

Transforming Travel on the Isle of Wight: Transition to Transformation.

Sustainable Transport Access Fund programme evaluation 2018/19

Terms and conditions for the Isle of Wight Council Household garden waste subscription service - February 2020

This report presents an investigation into the potential for the development of energy network solutions (heat networks) for an area around the Nicholson Road development in Ryde, which is being led by the Isle of Wight council.

Report #3: Heat Network Master planning - Nicholson Road area, Ryde

Final report July 2019

This report presents an investigation into the potential for the development of energy network solutions (heat networks) for North Newport, focused around the development at Newport Harbour, existing large consumers (prison, hospital, various colleges, and other public properties).


Report #2: Heat Network Master planning - Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight

Draft report 17 July 2019

The national Council Tax Benefit (CTB) scheme ended 31 March 2013 and was replaced by a locally determined system of Council Tax Support (CTS).  The funding made available by the Government for the new scheme was reduced initially by 10% nationally and cash limited with further reductions each year expected through the financial settlement.  The aim of the support scheme is to provide financial assistance to council taxpayers who have low incomes.  Persons who are of state pension credit qualifying age are protected under the scheme in that the calculation of the support they are to receive has been set by Central Government.  For working age applicants however the support they receive on the Isle of Wight is to be determined by the Council.

Each year the council must decide whether to change the Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) scheme for working age applicants in its area.

This document contains information regarding the proposed six options for changes to the scheme, as well as details on how different claimants may be affected.

The Annual Report 2019-20 is a chance to discover a summary of the council's activity during the past year (April 2019 to March 2020) and learn how we are working together to provide a financially balanced and sustainable council on behalf of the Isle of Wight Community.

Local housing authorities are required to formulate and publish a strategy for tackling and preventing homelessness at least every five years. This strategy has been developed following a review of homelessness on the Isle of Wight.

T&Cs for van permit scheme used at the household waste recycling centres

The document explains more about the background to this project, and its significance in the context of the wider regeneration aspirations for Ryde, the project outline and the specific elements that we would like people's feedback on as part of this consultation.

A list of frequently asked questions for the Ryde Interchange project. This will be updated during the course of the project.