Latest Council News

17 Jun 2020
All members of the fostering household have been given a seed starter kit
High hopes for sunflower challenge

Isle of Wight Council foster carers have been set the challenge of who can grow the tallest sunflower.

10 Jun 2020 Last updated at 09:00
The website is being updated regularly with online resources
Helping young people plan their futures

Young Islanders heading towards school leaving age or due to move to college or training in September are being reminded they can access key information and advice from Island Futures.

10 Jun 2020
The council is raising awareness to older adult victims of abuse who are at significant risk during the Covid-19 pandemic
Raising awareness of elder abuse

It's a challenging time for older and vulnerable people living with domestic abuse.

10 Jun 2020
Up to 28 mourners will be allowed to attend funerals at the crematorium from Monday
Crematorium changes

Up to 28 mourners will be allowed to attend funerals at the Isle of Wight Crematorium from Monday (15 June).

09 Jun 2020
The museums and schools programme offers quality engagement connecting museums and local schoolchildren.
Museums and schools programme

A popular museums and schools programme on the Island has secured funding for the third year running.

09 Jun 2020
he government announced last week that people must wear face coverings on public transport from 15 June.
Face coverings on floating bridge

Face coverings will be compulsory for foot passengers using Cowes floating bridge from Monday (15 June) to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

08 Jun 2020
With fewer seasonal staff available in time to support the planting, a call went out for green-fingered volunteers to get their hands dirty.
Putting the colour into Ryde seafront

Ryde seafront will once again be blooming this summer — thanks to the efforts of volunteer planters.

04 Jun 2020 Last updated at 11:00
Bids are invited from voluntary and community organisations
Bids invited for adult learning grants

Voluntary and community organisations providing education and learning opportunities for adults on the Island can now bid for grant funding of up to £40,000.

04 Jun 2020
Temporary changes will be made in Newport town centre to make it safer and more spacious for pedestrians
Social distancing in town centres

Anyone heading into Newport on Monday will notice something a bit different.

03 Jun 2020
The underpinning requirement of the recovery plan will be that it keeps people safe as well as helping to bring our economy alive
Recovery action plan being drawn up

A recovery action plan is being drawn up by the Isle of Wight Council specifically tailored to protect residents and help the Island's economy bounce back as lockdown restrictions are eased.