Latest Council News

27 Mar 2020
Multiple bonfires have been reported by residents across the Island during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. Picture: GettyImages
Residents urged to be good neighbours

The Isle of Wight Council is asking Islanders to be considerate neighbours when lighting garden bonfires which can aggravate lung conditions and cause a nuisance.

26 Mar 2020
Free parking for critical workers helping to keep the Island running
Free parking for critical workers

The message could not be clearer: “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

"However, for those forced to leave their homes to carry out vital, highly-valued work to support the vulnerable and keep the Island running, the Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the government's offer of free car parking for critical workers in the NHS and social care during the coronavirus outbreak.

24 Mar 2020
WightAID will focus its grant giving to those in the most critical need.
Support for charities on the frontline

The Isle of Wight Council and the funding body WightAID have joined forces to ensure frontline charities to the coronavirus response receive the support they so desperately need.

23 Mar 2020
School places for key workers
School places - children of key workers

The Government guidance on school closures is clear that children should stay at home if they can safely do that. However, children should not be cared for by elderly people or people with an underlying health condition.

20 Mar 2020
Key funding support updates for Island businesses
Key funding support for Island business

Island businesses seeking key updates on access to government relief funding are being encouraged to visit a special page on the Isle of Wight Council’s website.

20 Mar 2020
Bus users at Ryde Interchange
Bus pass support extended

The Isle of Wight Council is extending its support for elderly people during the COVID-19 crisis.

From next Monday 23 March bus passes for Island bus users who are over 65 will be valid before 9.30am, to help older travellers access supermarkets which have made available early shopping time slots for elderly people.

20 Mar 2020
New number for support launched
New helpline to support those at risk

A new helpline number is now available to support the Island’s most vulnerable residents affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) self-isolation measures.

20 Mar 2020
Councillor Dave Stewart has issued a message to the Island
Message from the council leader

"We are doing all we can to protect you" — that was the message from the leader of the Isle of Wight Council today (20 March) as he moved to reassure Islanders the authority was ready to take on the coronavirus (Covid-19) threat.

18 Mar 2020
Covid-19 services respond
Council services respond to Covid-19

The Isle of Wight Council is continuing to urgently review and adjust its activities to maintain critical services to Island residents in line with the ongoing updates from the government in relation to Covid-19 (coronavirus).


17 Mar 2020
The council has made a decision to close all of its leisure centres, museums and theatre as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
Leisure centres and theatre to close

The Isle of Wight Council has made a decision to close all of its leisure centres, museums and theatre as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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