Latest Council News

29 Jun 2020
Contactless card payments help minimise cash handling for staff and passengers
Floating bridge goes fully contactless

Travellers on the Cowes Floating Bridge will soon be able to pay staff using contactless bank cards.

25 Jun 2020
The council agreed a temporary amendment to the concessionary travel scheme in response to coronavirus in March
Extended concessionary bus pass changes

A coronavirus concession that gave elderly residents free bus travel before 9.30am will come to an end next week.

24 Jun 2020
Steph Rickard, customer adviser supervisor at the council, is calling residents from her new 'office'
It's good to talk — praise for helpline

Islanders continue to show huge appreciation for the Isle of Wight Council's 'check-in' wellbeing service.

24 Jun 2020
Will Myles, managing director of Visit Isle of Wight
"We're Good to Go!"

The Island's hospitality and tourism sector has been urged to prepare for the return of summer visitors — after the government gave the green light for hotels, B&Bs and campsites to reopen from 4 July.

24 Jun 2020
The council has pledged to continue its vital work in supporting around 6,000 residents who are currently shielded or isolated
Support to continue for the vulnerable

The Isle of Wight Council has moved to reassure thousands of vulnerable Islanders that changes to shielding arrangements will not mean the end of their local support.

22 Jun 2020
From left, High Sheriff Caroline Peel, council chairman Councillor George Cameron, Darren Steed, Councillor Ian Ward and Lord Lieutenant Susie Sheldon
Flying the flag for the Armed Forces

The flying of the Armed Forces Flag at County Hall today (Monday, 22 June) marked the start of national Armed Forces Week.

19 Jun 2020
The memorial gardens and woodland walk at the Isle of Wight Crematorium have reopened
Crematorium memorial gardens reopen

The memorial gardens and woodland walk at the Isle of Wight Crematorium have reopened to the public.

18 Jun 2020 Last updated at 10:00
The scheme opened on the Island on 27 May
Discretionary grant fund reopens

The local discretionary grant scheme to help eligible Island businesses has reopened for applications from today (Thursday), following a short suspension to review the criteria and allocation of remaining funds.

18 Jun 2020
Islanders are being told they can now uninstall the app from their mobile phones
Islanders thanked for playing vital role

Islanders have today (Thursday 18 June) been thanked for the vital role they played in the development of contact-tracing app technology.

17 Jun 2020 Last updated at 11:00
Letters are being sent out from this week
Single person council tax discount

The Isle of Wight Council’s regular review of single occupier council tax discount is underway to check the correct amounts are being paid by households.

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