Latest Council News

08 Aug 2020 Last updated at 19:00
Cowes Floating Bridge
Cowes Floating Bridge

The Floating Bridge was taken out of service in July for scheduled maintenance.  Whilst undergoing tests prior to returning to service, a major fault with the hydraulic system has been identified. The shipbuilders and their approved contractors investigated this and advised the council that the vessel could not return to service as originally planned.

07 Aug 2020
Quay Road car park
Drivers to get the contactless option

The car parks at Quay Road, Ryde; River Road, Yarmouth and Church Litten, Newport will be offering a full contactless payment service. 

These locations were chosen by the Isle of Wight Council because all three are well-used, with people visiting the car parks for a range of reasons including shopping, commuting or leisure. 

06 Aug 2020
Library service
Libraries to reopen

For a few weeks now, library customers have been able to visit their local Council-run library to return books, collect books they have reserved, and to pick up book selections they have requested through the order and collect service. 

Now the council is opening the library doors to customers, after making changes to ensure that library visiting is as COVID-19 safe as possible both for staff and  customers.

06 Aug 2020
The study involved reviewing the contents of recycling bins, paper/card inserts, food caddies and general waste bins from houses in selected roads
Islanders embrace recycling

Islanders are being thanked for recycling more at home as new research shows the changing ways residents manage their household waste.

05 Aug 2020
The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have agreed to work together over the next six years on several flood defence schemes
Coastal protection programme revealed

A multi-million pound programme of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to more than 1,000 Island homes and businesses.

04 Aug 2020
The scheme includes innovative proposals to provide homes and jobs for local people as part of a sustainable community
Trail-blazing scheme to set the standard

Nature and sustainability are at the heart of a flagship affordable housing and rural business park scheme which the Isle of Wight Council and its partners hope will serve as an exemplar for future development on the Island.

04 Aug 2020
Council leader Dave Stewart with four Island Ambassadors at Sandown
Ambassadors help beachgoers stay safe

If you visit the beach or park this summer it will be hard to miss these Isle of Wight Council employees.

03 Aug 2020 Last updated at 08:00
The application window closes on 14 August
School bus 'privilege seat' applications

A two-week window for applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses for the 2020/21 academic year has today (Monday 3 August) been opened by the council.

31 Jul 2020 Last updated at 17:00
The consultation is for two months
Council tax support consultation starts

The annual two-month consultation which looks at potential changes to the Island’s Local Council Tax Support Scheme is to get underway.

31 Jul 2020
Carers Isle of Wight has been delivering great support for Island people.
Tailored support for unpaid carers

A new community support service delivered by Carers Isle of Wight will help meet the needs of unpaid carers on the Island.

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