Latest Council News

25 Mar 2019 Last updated at 15:00
Local architect Lindsey Mattison works with students at the conference
Youth Conference 2019

More than 120 young people, experts and industry leaders gathered in Cowes to discuss the Island’s higher education at the 2019 Youth Conference.

22 Mar 2019 Last updated at 11:00
The Island Planning Strategy sets out a vision for how the Island will develop for the next 15 years
Leader welcomes MP's consultation

Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart has welcomed an online consultation seeking views on future housing numbers for the Island.

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.

20 Mar 2019
Active Travel Week is taking place between 25 to 29 March.
Getting ready forActive Travel Week

Island schoolkids are putting their best foot forward during next week’s Active Travel Week (25 to 29 March).

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.

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