Latest Council News

10 Jul 2019
Key Stage 2 SATs test results improved on the Island.
Isle of Wight SATs test results improve

Early provisional data for Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) results for 2019 have been released, showing Isle of Wight schools have improved the standards their pupils attain in reading, writing and mathematics.

10 Jul 2019
illustrations copyright Adam Stower for the Reading Agency
Join the Space Chase reading challenge

Island libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

10 Jul 2019
The campaign highlights how domestic abuse can affect anyone
Domestic Abuse awareness campaign

An Island wide campaign offering sources of help and advice to anyone affected by domestic abuse starts today (10 July).

05 Jul 2019
The bridge will be out of service next week
Floating Bridge improvements continue

Experts will fit new chains to the Cowes floating bridge next week to replace the older existing chains – which are at the end of the normal operating life of three years.

05 Jul 2019
The Registrar Service has recieved national praise
Council Registrar Service praised

The Isle of Wight Council’s Registrar Service has been praised by the government’s General Register Office.

04 Jul 2019
Entrance and all activities are free on the day
Newport Roman Villa free activity day

To celebrate the National Festival of Archaeology, Newport Roman Villa will be hosting a FREE archaeology activity day on Saturday 27 July.

03 Jul 2019 Last updated at 15:00
The report goes before the Cabinet on 11 July
West Wight school places Cabinet report

A report recommending the future direction of primary school education in the West Wight will go before the council’s Cabinet next week (11 July).

03 Jul 2019
Christine with colleagues
CQC praise for Social Care Practitioner


An Isle of Wight Council social care practitioner working on the frontline to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, has been singled out for praise by the healthcare watchdog.

Christine Cuthbert has made a positive impact since joining the busy emergency department and medical assessment unit (MAU) at St Mary's Hospital, enabling more people to return home quicker with the care and support they need.

03 Jul 2019
A decision will be made this month on the partnership plans
Public health Hampshire partnership

The Island’s public health service is set to move to a new long-term strategic partnership with Hampshire County Council, subject to approval this month (July) by both authorities.

03 Jul 2019
Cabinet meets on 11 July to discuss the report
Key support for East Cowes sites

Moves to protect marine manufacturing at East Cowes’ historic Columbine site are set to receive key support from the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet next week (11 July).

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