Latest Council News

17 Sep 2018 Last updated at 15:00
To undertake the fitting, the floating bridge will be out of service from 7am to 7pm on Wednesday 19 September
Floating bridge improvements continue

Experts will fit a noise minimising ‘shoe’ to the Cowes floating bridge on Wednesday in the latest round of work to ensure the vessel is working at peak performance.

12 Sep 2018 Last updated at 12:00
A major £1.4million refurbishment project has transformed Shalfleet Priamry School
Millions spent on school upgrades

More than £4 million has been spent to upgrade and refurbish six Island schools this summer.

11 Sep 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The discounted ferry fare scheme has been launched
Discounted ferry travel scheme launched

A major new scheme has been launched offering discounted cross-Solent travel for Island families and other residents on low incomes.

10 Sep 2018 Last updated at 14:00
Cabinet members will meet in a number of different locations across the Island over the coming months.
Cabinet members head out on the road

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet is heading out on the road, as part of efforts by senior councillors to tackle more local issues.

06 Sep 2018 Last updated at 12:00
Participants at the Regeneration workshop
Big turnout for Ryde regeneration event

More than 220 Ryde residents joined in a drop-in session to air their views about ideas and opportunities for the future of the town at a workshop at Ryde Castle on 5 September.

06 Sep 2018 Last updated at 12:00
Help services provided by Citizens Advice and Age UK (Isle of Wight) will move into County Hall, Newport
New help centre to open in County Hall

A new centre combining information, advice and guidance services is due to open in Newport in November.

06 Sep 2018
Liftshare, the car sharing community, is now live on the Island
Island car share community goes live

The Isle of Wight Car Liftshare community has launched on the Island.

04 Sep 2018 Last updated at 11:00
Composite mesh matting will be fixed on the Cowes concrete slipway today (Tuesday), before the installation of a ‘shoe’ follows next week
Floating bridge improvement work planned

Further key works to help remedy noise and vibration issues with Cowes floating bridge are to be carried out this month.

29 Aug 2018 Last updated at 15:00
Eighteen Island primary schools took part in the Isle of Wight Council-led Year 1 phonics programme, which started in November
Phonics success for primary pupils

Reading skills in Year 1 at Island primary schools have been driven up above the national average thanks to a special new project.

29 Aug 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The Museum of Island History at the Guildhall will be open for free on Thursday 6 September between 10am and 2.30pm
Celebrate Island heritage for free

The Museum of Island History at Newport Guildhall and Newport Roman Villa will be opening free of charge on set days in September.

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