Latest Council News

26 Nov 2020
Tier 1 — also known as alert level 'medium' — is the least restrictive tier
Leader welcomes Tier 1 designation

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the news the Island will be designated a Tier 1 area when the four-week national lockdown across England ends on 2 December.

25 Nov 2020
The campaign aims to shine a light on all forms of domestic abuse.
Campaign to tackle domestic abuse

"Domestic abuse thrives on silence — as a community we all need to stand up and speak out."

24 Nov 2020 Last updated at 08:00
The council is urging all eligible businesses to apply
Business lockdown grants

A total of 872 Island businesses have so far been paid government grants totalling £1.43 million under two new schemes aimed at those closed or severely impacted by the current lockdown.

23 Nov 2020 Last updated at 09:00
St Mary's Junction
Major traffic improvements go live

Major traffic improvements to reduce congestion at St Mary’s roundabout, Newport, are now live.

The linked traffic signal controlled junctions are now fully operational with all lanes open to traffic for the first time.

20 Nov 2020
The annual residents' recycling and waste online survey is now open
Annual recycling and waste survey open

The annual residents' recycling and waste online survey is now open and will run until Friday 8 January 2021.

18 Nov 2020
The Covid community fund has reopened to support vulnerable residents impacted by the pandemic.
Covid community fund reopens

Is your charity or voluntary group supporting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable during the second coronavirus lockdown?

17 Nov 2020
The council has unveiled ambitious plans to open the Island's very first early years SEN hub
Island's first early years SEN hub

The Isle of Wight Council has underlined its commitment to give every child the tools to get off to a flying start by announcing extra support for children with special educational needs (SEN).

16 Nov 2020
If you are being asked to leave your home without the proper legal process being followed you can and should stay in your home
Zero-tolerance to illegal evictions

The Isle of Wight Council has welcomed new government measures designed to protect renters during the national coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.

13 Nov 2020 Last updated at 12:00
A closed business
Business support grant payments underway

Government business support grants will soon be distributed to Island businesses.

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed that the money for the Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant from the government arrived today (Friday) and distribution will begin from next Monday (16 November).

12 Nov 2020
The moment the flare ignited
Marine flare explosion safely contained

A marine flare left out with normal household waste caused a dramatic explosion at the Isle of Wight Council's Forest Road waste plant yesterday. 

The incident was contained immediately by staff on site and nobody was injured. 

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