Latest Council News

13 Mar 2020
The 15th century gold ring was discovered by Matthew Shaw while metal detecting
Medieval treasure returns to the Island

A medieval treasure unearthed by an Isle of Wight metal detectorist is now on display at the Museum of Island History at Newport Guildhall.

12 Mar 2020
Rough sleeping is the most dangerous form of homelessness. Getty Images
Reduction in people sleeping rough

The number of people sleeping rough on the Island has reduced significantly, according to new figures.

11 Mar 2020
The council has secured £4.5 million for a new school in the West Wight
West Wight school investment confirmed

A multi-million-pound investment in a new school in the West Wight has been confirmed by the government.

10 Mar 2020
The IWASP team scooped gold
Island recognised as national leader

The Isle of Wight has been recognised as a national leader in transformation and partnership with three iESE Transformation Awards for community based projects.

10 Mar 2020
Residents should benefit from better managed utility works and less disruption
New scheme to manage road works

A new permit system designed to give better control over works by utility companies and highway contractors on the highway network is to be rolled out next month.

09 Mar 2020
Vehicles bound for Sandown will be directed to use the right-hand lane
New traffic arrangements to be trialled

New traffic arrangements are to be trialled to see if vehicle flows on Medina Way and Coppins Bridge at Newport can be improved.

09 Mar 2020
A masterplan for Newport Harbour has been published
Newport Harbour masterplan revealed

Long-awaited plans for the regeneration of Newport Harbour have been published by the Isle of Wight Council.

07 Mar 2020
Hand washing with soap and water
Statement on confirmed COVID-19 case

Specialists from Public Health England (PHE) are working with the Isle of Wight Council and NHS colleagues following a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Island.

06 Mar 2020
Pupils watched an Anglo-Saxon/Viking skirmish
Pupils celebrate the return of treasures

Carisbrooke Castle found itself under siege this week — from more than 300 Isle of Wight schoolchildren.

03 Mar 2020
The council has produced a handy guide for those looking to organise a commemorative event
Planning a community event?

As the nation prepares to mark the 75th anniversaries of Victory in Europe (VE) Day and Victory over Japan (VJ) Day this summer, the Isle of Wight Council has produced a handy guide for those looking to organise a commemorative event.

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