Latest Council News

29 May 2020
Schools will open their doors once more to youngsters in Year 6, Year 1, reception and nursery
Island schools ready for June 1

The Island’s pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools are ready to welcome more children back to school next week.

27 May 2020
The council is urging families to check if their children are eligible as the pandemic creates more hardship.
Free school meals during Covid crisis

Families whose income has reduced or stopped due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may now qualify for free school meals.

27 May 2020
The council's regulatory teams are working hard to support Island employers get their businesses back up and running as safely as possible
Guidance for businesses

The Isle of Wight Council continues to offer guidance and support to lsland businesses as lockdown measures are eased.

27 May 2020
The council has been allocated £2.96 million to distribute
Applications open for new grants fund

Applications have opened today (Wednesday) for eligible Island businesses to apply for grant funding under an additional government discretionary scheme.

26 May 2020
Lion head buckle from HMS Pomone
Explore fascinating Island shipwrecks

Explore two very different Isle of Wight shipwrecks in a new online exhibition.

23 May 2020
Trains would run between Ryde and Newport under the plans
Railway plans for Newport and Ventnor

The old railway lines to Ventnor and Newport could be reopened as part of ambitious plans to restore routes lost to the Beeching cuts.


22 May 2020
With libraries and museums closed due to the coronavirus crisis, council staff have put together an exciting programme of online activities
May virtual half term fun

Are you looking for something the family can do this half term?

21 May 2020
Appley beach
Stay safe and alert this bank holiday

Despite the easing of lockdown restrictions the clear advice from the Isle of Wight Council is still that holidaymakers and second home owners should stay away.

Although the prime minister’s recent announcement said people could drive as far as they wanted for daily exercise outdoors, Mr Johnson later clarified: “We don't want to see people - let me repeat - we don't want to see people travelling to another home for a holiday or a second home.”

21 May 2020
Public safety, and that of our staff and the need for social distancing is of the upmost importance
HWRC restrictions to be eased

Islanders will be able to take more items to the tip for recycling from Monday — but trips must still be essential.

19 May 2020
PCSO Cath Quin with the electric bike which has been provided through the Key Worker Cycle Scheme.
Boom time for bikes

Islanders locked down during the coronavirus crisis have been getting on their bikes, new figures reveal.

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