Latest Council News

26 Jan 2022
Volunteers working at Lake Cemetery
Volunteers plant trees at Lake

Volunteers from the Isle of Wight Green Gym have been working on the latest phase of the Isle of Wight Council's project to plant new, native trees in public spaces, and care for the existing trees and woodlands.

23 Jan 2022
Making a purchase
Further COVID business grants

Following the recent launch of the government-funded Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant on the Isle of Wight, the Additional Restrictions Grant is now open for applications.

Businesses linked to the tourism, hospitality, and leisure sector which do not qualify for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant are encouraged to apply to the Isle of Wight Council for a share of the government grant funding.

21 Jan 2022
Barnardo's Family Centres continue to provide essential support
Dedicated support for families

The past 18 months have tested families in unprecedented ways.

20 Jan 2022
Really make a difference to our 2022 recycling rates
A recycling New Year's resolution

With the new year now in full swing, the Isle of Wight Council is asking Islanders to make one more resolution — to join us in recycling even more, and really make a difference to our 2022 recycling rates.

19 Jan 2022
The StreetLink app
Help for rough sleepers this winter

People worried about the welfare of rough sleepers on the Island can use an app or website to get them help.

18 Jan 2022
Groups can apply for funding to run holiday activities for children
Still time to apply for HAF grants

There is still time for community and voluntary organisations to apply for funding to deliver holiday activity and food schemes for eligible youngsters during the February half term.

17 Jan 2022
Servers using masks and gloves
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Further government grants to support businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors were announced by the government just before Christmas last year.

Now the Isle of Wight Council is giving more details of how the scheme will be operated on the Island.

14 Jan 2022
The 17 UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
Biosphere at the heart of the council

As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Isle of Wight is recognised as one of the best places in the world where local communities have found a way to live sustainably within their local ecosystems.

14 Jan 2022
The policy changes were approved by Cabinet
Taxi policy changes backed by Cabinet

Taxi drivers will sit a ‘safeguarding’ exam every two years under new proposals approved at Cabinet.

12 Jan 2022
The new bike racks at Fort Victoria
Cycle racks to encourage green travel

Visitors enjoying the milder weather will have noticed a new feature at Fort Victoria Country Park.

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