Latest Council News

18 Dec 2018 Last updated at 10:00
The Cowes Floating Bridge will run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and its hours will be extended on New Year’s Eve
Festive timetable for floating bridge

The Cowes Floating Bridge will run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and its hours will be extended on New Year’s Eve.

18 Dec 2018
The council has published its guide to service opening times
Christmas and New Year council services

Most of the council’s operations will remain open until 4.30pm, Monday 24 December. 

18 Dec 2018
Household recycling rates have dramatically improved on the Isle of Wight in the last year
Recycling rate success for Isle of Wight

Household recycling rates have dramatically improved on the Isle of Wight in the last year, according to new figures from Defra.


13 Dec 2018 Last updated at 16:00
Ventnor Harbour
Future options for harbours explained

Following the publication of a report on the future options for Ryde and Ventnor harbours, the Isle of Wight Council wishes to clarify its position.

12 Dec 2018
Recycling and waste collecvtions will continue over the festive period with some changes
Get your recycling and waste wrapped up

The festive season is almost here so don’t forget to check your recycling and waste collection days over Christmas (between Monday 25 December and Sunday 7 January).

12 Dec 2018
The Lights of Love service is taking place on 14 December.
Service to remember loved ones

A special 'Lights of Love' service is to be held at the Isle of Wight Crematorium chapel, Whippingham on 14 December, for families and friends to remember loved ones they have lost.

12 Dec 2018
The Island Planning Strategy reflects the needs of Islanders
Have your say on draft Island Plan

The Island planning blueprint has been unveiled and Island residents are being invited to share their thoughts.

11 Dec 2018 Last updated at 12:00
The budget will be finalised in February
Views sought on budget proposals

Ideas and suggestions to help the Isle of Wight Council save £5.5 million in the next budget are being welcomed.

06 Dec 2018
Car parking
Free parking for late night shoppers

Late night shopping is happening around the Island today, and the Isle of Wight Council is offering free car parking in selected short-stay car parks in Sandown, Ryde and Newport; plus all day tomorrow in Freshwater.


05 Dec 2018
A snowy Newport Guildhall circa 1881
Celebrate Island heritage for free

The Museum of Island History at Newport Guildhall will be opening free of charge on Saturday 8 December, between 10am and 2pm.

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