Latest Council News

21 Jun 2021
Picture credit: Michael Dunkason
Flying the flag for the Armed Forces

The Isle of Wight Council marked the start of Armed Forces Week with a flag-raising ceremony today.

17 Jun 2021
Bus image credit: Patrick Eden Photography
Island ’Bus Back Better’ plans approved

Ambitious steps to enhance public transport across the Island were approved by Cabinet members this week (16 June).

17 Jun 2021
Previously supported initiatives include an allotment project
Apply now for grants

Grants of up to £7,500 are now available to help organisations deliver initiatives that address the root causes of violence in under 25s.

14 Jun 2021
Barry Jackman with his long service award
Recognition for 47 years' DoE service

A long-serving volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been recognised for his incredible service.

11 Jun 2021 Last updated at 12:00
Celebrating unpaid individuals looking after others.
Carers survey launched

The Isle of Wight Council and its valued partner Carers IW are  celebrating National Carers Week with special activities and launch of a survey to support some of the 16000 unpaid carers on the Island whose role is crucial; enabling people to live well and remain independent.

11 Jun 2021
Photo credit: Patrick Eden Photography
FREE bus travel offer for young people

The Isle of Wight Council has teamed up with Southern Vectis to encourage younger people to use bus travel across the Island.

09 Jun 2021
Caroline Hurley of Becalmed Spa, Cowes
Wight Gift Cards hit the High Streets

Shoppers with Wight Gift Cards are enjoying some of the Island's best brands as local shops and businesses reopen - and now there's a chance to win a free Wight Gift Card worth £100. 

08 Jun 2021
Work permits are free of charge and are valid for 12 months from the date of issue
Protecting children's employment rights

The Isle of Wight Council is raising awareness of child employment legislation to ensure children engaged in part-time work do so legally and safely.

07 Jun 2021
The regeneration is intended to restore the walls to their original condition
Historic harbour walls to be restored

Work to maintain Newport's historic harbour walls is set to start later this month.

02 Jun 2021
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Webinar for venues hosting small events

Isle of Wight business owners looking for advice and guidance on hosting small events on their premises are invited to attend a free webinar and Q&A.