Latest Council News

20 Mar 2019
The Transport Infrastructure Board
Onward travel simpler for passengers

Big screens displaying information about onward travel connections have been installed by the Island’s cross-Solent ferry companies.

19 Mar 2019 Last updated at 14:00
The 100 per cent discount scheme starts in April
New schemes to help care leavers

Care leavers on the Island aged 18 to 25 will no longer have to pay council tax, thanks to a new relief scheme.

18 Mar 2019
Have your say on local crime priorities for the Isle of Wight
Your views on crime tackling priorities

Residents are being asked to complete a short survey about what the priorities should be for tackling crime on the Island.

15 Mar 2019
Image courtesy of Murray Ballard
Recycle a cycle with Ryde Aspire

Island jobseekers can now benefit from a bike recycling scheme to help attend interviews as part of an aim to encourage sustainable travel.

14 Mar 2019
The decision to continue funding was taken at full Cabinet
Cross Solent patient transport funded

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet has agreed to continue to grant £60,000 a year to fund patient transport for residents needing mainland medical treatment.

13 Mar 2019
Newport Harbour
Newport Harbour - turning the tide

Following public consultations in 2017 and 2018, more plans are being created to transform Newport Harbour and surrounds into a lively, well-designed and sustainable mixed-use location, close to Newport town centre and sympathetic to the harbour’s character and activities.

08 Mar 2019 Last updated at 16:00
Charles joined as an apprentice and is now in full employment with the authority
Celebrating apprentices

The Isle of Wight Council has been celebrating its burgeoning apprenticeship programme.

08 Mar 2019
Take part in our big commuter survey and be in with the chance of winning high street vouchers
The big commuter survey

The Isle of Wight Council is conducting a commuter survey that could have a positive effect on the lives of residents.

06 Mar 2019 Last updated at 11:00
The scheme will be launched later this month
Island selected for pilot project

The Isle of Wight has been chosen to run a pilot project to improve support for residents with communication needs and who use alternative communication methods.

05 Mar 2019 Last updated at 15:00
The council will hold a special meeting on 13 March
Freedom of the Isle of Wight

A doctor who played a leading role in setting up and developing Mountbatten Hospice at Newport is being recommended to receive the Freedom of the Isle of Wight.

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