Corporate Objectives

This group contains documents which detail the Councils approach and aims regarding the services it delivers

This habitat action plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists with the Isle of Wight BAP Partnership. It was first produced in 2002 and reviewed in 2008

The Biodiversity Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP partnership. It covers a ten-year period from 2004-2014, with a review in 2009

This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP partnership. It was first produced in 2003 and reviewed in 2009. The UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) identifies a total of six native woodland types as priority haitats, of which three can be found on the Isle of Wight, namely: Lowland mixed deciduous woodland, wet woodland, wood-pasture and parkland.

The Woodland Bat HAP covers a suite of old forest bat species, which are dependent upon woodland and wood-pasture habitat for their survival.

This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists withing the Isle of Wight BAP partnership. It covers a ten-year period from 2002- 2012, with a review in 2007

This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP Partnership. It covers a ten-year period from 2004-2014, with a review in 2009. This action plan embraces a number of estuarine and coastal habitats that are identified as individual habitatstypes within the UK BAP. The plan will assist in ensuring that national objectives for coastal and estuarine habitats identified under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan are translated into effective action on the Island, taking into account local issues. The habitats occur in the major estuaries and along the Solent coastline.

The Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) has been identified by the UK Biodiversity Steering Group as a priority species for conservation action. A species Action Plan was published as part of Tranche 1 of UK Action Plans in Biodiversity: The UK Steering Group Report Volume 2, page 91

Maritime cliffs and slopes have been identified as a priority habitat in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The comprise sloping to vertical surfaces on the coastline where a break  of slope is formed by slippage and/or coastal erosion. There appears to be no generally accepted definition of the minimum height or angles of slope which constitutes a cliff, but the zone defined as cliff top should extend landward to at least the limit of maritime influence.On the seaward side, the planextends to the limit of the supralittoral zone and so includes the splash zone lichens and other species of this habitat

This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP Partnership. It was first produced in 2008 anf reviewed in 2008. Lowland meadows have been selected as a habitat action plan for the Isle of Wight to ensure that national objectives for this priority habitat identified under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan are translated into effective action on the Island, taking into account local issues.

This Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP partnership. It covers a ten-year period from 2005-2015, with a review in 2010. This plan sets out the importance and benefits of the natural environment, and proposes actions to enhance community and individual paticipation. A series of action plancs covering the major habitat types on the Island has been produced in the period 2002-2004, and some species plans are also in preperation.

This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consuktation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP partnership. It was first produced in 2002 and reviewed on 2008. Heathland and Acid grassland have both been identified as priority habitats in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Because the extent of true lowland heath is restricted on the Island and because these two habitats tend to occur in close association and are subject to similar threats and conservation requirements, they have been combined within this single Habitat Action Plan for the Isle of Wight. The Action Plan seeks to ensure that national objectives for these two habitats are translated into effective action on the Island, taking into account local issues.

The aim of this strategy is to develop a framework that is consistent in its approach in preventing, responding to and monitoring bullying across schools and the Island community

• It is recognised that a partnership is where all partners are equally important. This means mutual appreciation of each other’s roles and objectives as well as mutual acknowledgement of the constraints facing both the Statutory and the voluntary and community sector.
• The public sector acknowledges the independence and diversity of the voluntary and community sector and the Sector’s right to challenge, comment or campaign on policy and practice.
• The voluntary and community sector acknowledges the public sector’s statutory responsibilities and the constraints placed on it by central Government directives and performance indicators.
• The voluntary and community sector also recognises the decision-making role of elected members and their democratic responsibility to balance the needs of everyone on the Isle of Wight and work within the resources available.
• Both sectors will respect the confi dentiality of information, when given to it on that basis.

The Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight NHS, together with the Isle of Wight Rural Community Council and the Voluntary Sector Cabinet, have asked Island residents, including our voluntary and community organisations (VCOs), how we can create a thriving third sector on the Isle of Wight. This strategy reflects what people have told us. It sets out what we want to achieve and a way of meeting the many national and local objectives for our community including Eco Island, our Sustainable Community Strategy.

The Local Government White Paper “Strong and Prosperous Communities” (2006) encourages Local Authorities to involve local people in shaping and delivering local services. This includes helping local groups and organisations to deliver public and community services by transferring Council assets to community ownership.

This document sets out the Isle of Wight Council’s policy, for the next three years,
commencing on 31 January 2010, in respect of its licensing functions under the
Gambling Act 2005. Hereafter, the Isle of Wight Council shall be referred to as the
‘Licensing Authority’. During this three year period the Policy will be kept under
review and may be revised by the Licensing Authority at any time.

This document sets out the Isle of Wight Council’s policy in respect of its licensing functions for street trading in the Isle of Wight.

This list represents a “Forward Plan” for property and gives an indication only of what premises may be brought forwards for
disposal. Its purpose is to enable transparency in the disposal process. Inclusion of a property on this list does not guarantee that it will be
declared surplus and offered for disposal (for sale or to let). Please do not assume therefore that all of these properties will be sold (or let).

The purpose of this Strategy is to set the course for the Island’s economy that will address our challenges and secure benefits for the Island’s communities. The South East Region has a strong regional economic strategy and framework. Our local strategy and policy framework will need to compliment this.

In common with all other local authorities in the UK the Isle of Wight Council has developed an Agenda
21 Strategy for the Island. The purpose of an Agenda 21 Strategy is to bring social, environmental and
economic well-being to us all at the same time as ensuring that we leave the world at least as good a
place as we found it.

The Isle of Wight Council (“the council”) is committed to promoting open and

transparent governance. This policy facilitates the efficient, effective and

strategic use of council’s information to deliver its corporate objectives. This

policy will be reviewed periodically, to ensure it reflects any changes to

existing legislation and incorporates any new legislation.

This charter aims to tell the customer about Building Control, the service we offer, the standard the customer can expect and what we need from the customer.

This statement sets out the current approach to enforcement by the Building Control Service of the Isle of Wight Council.

The Council is required to adopt and publish, or make available on request, a formal policy for the provision of its building control service in a manner that meets its legal duties and is effective in helping to achieve the compliance of building work with the Building Regulations.

This document provides the background and context to the detailed action. It describes the rationale for key objectives and an overview of proposed activity.

This document details the key actions to be delivered in 2010/11. These include actions to help businesses on the Island, including inward investment (with a focus on renewable energy) and support for existing businesses. The plan also identifies actions to provide for significant new employment land and to invest in the employment and skill needs of local people.

This policy is aimed at helping Isle of Wight Council staff deal with complaints in ways which are demonstrably consistent and fair, comply with legislation and best practice, and in line with the Eco-Island Sustainable Community Strategy 2008-2020, the Council’s Corporate Plan and specifically the Council’s priorities of ‘Putting the Customer First’ and ‘Improving our Reputation with Residents, Visitors and Local Businesses’. It is an important and visible sign that the Council listens to and values customer feedback.



This policy recognises the statutory duties placed on the Council by the Local Authority Social Services and National Health Services Complaints (England) Regulations 2009, and The Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England).

A good practice guide for building accessibility into Isle of Wight Council communications.

Guidance for staff only.

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

The Highways PFI Project Agreement main body has been published as nine (9) files:
1. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Contents Page
2. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part A to Part C
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement – Part D
3. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part E to Part G
4. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part H to Part J
5. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part K to Part M
6. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part N to Part O
7. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part P
8. Highways PFI Project Agreement - Part Q

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 1 Definitions,  defines the words and expressions used in the Highways PFI Prioject Agreement.

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 4
This Schedule is the Payment Mechanism

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 18
This document details Accurals and De-accurals

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 9
This document referes to Geotechnical and Geological Zones

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 13
This document refers to Call-Off Services

Highways PFI Project Agreement - Schedule 2 Output Specification
This document details the specification for the Highways Services included in the Highways PFI

Highways PFI Project Agreement - List of Entirely Redacted Documents

This document lists all annexures and schedules that have been redacted in their entirety

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.

This document is the Outline Business Case (OBC) that supports the procurement of the next Municipal Waste Contract.

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 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.

A voluntary corporate peer review challenge into the Isle of Wight Council’s overall leadership and governance, how it works – and its capacity to deliver and meet future challenges took place in April 2014.

The peer challenge - at the request of the council - was carried out through the Local Government Association (LGA), and was conducted by councillors and officers from other councils as well as the LGA.

The Isle of Wight Council has published the findings of a voluntary corporate peer challenge which concludes that the council has made sound progress over the last year, but that the council recognises it is in transition and is presented with significant challenges.

The team undertook a review of council documentation and carried out a four-day visit, holding focus groups and meetings with staff, senior officers, councillors and partner organisations – as well as feedback sessions.

Peer challenges are not inspections, but designed to help councils further their improvement agendas by inviting the views of a ‘critical friend’.

Investigation into a complaint against

Isle of Wight Council

(reference number: 12 001 189)

2 October 2014

 

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

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 Government announced a temporary new relief scheme for public houses for 2017-18 only, that have a rateable value of below £100,000. Under the scheme, eligible public houses will receive a £1000 discount on their bill. The relief will have effect for 2017/18.

 

A discretionary rate relief application for £1,500 business rates discount for office space occupied by local newspapers, up to a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per hereditament, and up to state aid limits, for 2 years from 1st April 2017.

This is a temporary measure to support local newspapers adapt to technological changes within the industry. The relief is intended to be specifically for local newspapers and will be delivered through local authority discretionary discount powers (under

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

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

 

 

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.

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

The delegated decision report confirming decision to go to consultation on West Wight school place planning.

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.

Minutes from the public meeting/drop-in session held as part of the West Wight Schools Consultation on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at All Saints' CE Primary School. 

Local Access Forum (LAF) minutes of meeting 7th March 2019

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

 

The changes will only affect working age claimants who currently receive LCTS or who may apply in the future.

 

The locally-agreed changes we are consulting upon do not affect people of pension age. The LCTS rules for these claimants are set nationally by the government.

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.

The Isle of Wight's Public Health Annual report for 2017/2018

For Project Managers to assess the level of compliance of their projects.  Cannot also be used as a tool for independent assurance of a project

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.

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.

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

Sustainable Transport Access Fund programme evaluation 2018/19

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.

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.

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