Latest Council News

26 May 2022
A one-off emergency food voucher scheme has been announced by the council
Half term emergency food vouchers

Due to the change in government funding, action is being taken by the Isle of Wight Council to support those families in greatest need over the half term break.

25 May 2022
The government is providing a £150 rebate to council tax payers in bands A-D
£4 million paid out in energy rebates

The Isle of Wight Council has now paid the national £150 energy rebate to 27,412 account holders on the Island and is working hard to get the details of other eligible households.

25 May 2022
The launch of the new Isle of Wight Dementia Strategy
Isle of Wight Dementia Strategy launched

More than 80 people came together to celebrate the launch of a new strategy that will help thousands of people across the Island living with dementia.

25 May 2022
Jubilee celebration
Platinum Jubilee events and celebrations

Businesses, volunteers and local organisations are coming together to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic reign across the Isle of Wight.

25 May 2022
Volunteers and staff help out at Ryde Co-op
Ryde Co-op volunteers plant up walkway

Volunteers and organisations from around Ryde got together on Thursday (19 May) to transform the old flowerbeds around Ryde's Co-op store in Anglesea Street.

24 May 2022
 The Queen arrives in Newport in 1965
New artefacts to go on public display

A fascinating collection of photographs of the Queen's visit to Newport in 1965 will go on display at the Museum of Island History from next week.

23 May 2022
As a council, we are committed to being digital first
New beta website launched

We have launched our new beta website. It contains a few of our services at the moment, but will feature more over the coming months.

20 May 2022
A Local Government Association (LGA) Peer Challenge is not an inspection but a tool for improvement
Peer review outlines key findings

An independent review of the Isle of Wight Council's planning department has outlined its main findings and recommendations ahead of a full report next month.

20 May 2022
The service provides opportunities that engage adults in learning
Bids invited for adult learning grants

Voluntary and community organisations providing education and learning opportunities for adults on the Island can now bid for grant funding of up to £30,000.

19 May 2022
Free parking of up to one hour will be available in three car parks in Newport
Free one hour parking in Newport

Free one hour parking is set to launch in Newport next week as part of an initial six-month trial to tempt more shoppers into the town centre.

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