Latest Council News

09 Oct 2020
Jobs under this scheme will be open to 16 to 24 year olds in receipt of Universal Credit and who are at risk of long-term unemployment
Calling all Island businesses!

The Isle of Wight Council is calling on businesses to join the Kickstart Scheme to create job opportunities for young people struggling to get a foothold on the jobs market.

09 Oct 2020
The proposals would see an extra 1,045 homes expected to be built each year on the Island
Housing targets to be challenged

New government housing targets —  which would see an extra 1,045 homes expected to be built each year on the Island — are being challenged by the Isle of Wight Council.

08 Oct 2020
Newport Harbour. Copyright: Patrick Eden Photography
Newport Harbour housing plans revised

Plans to build new homes on greenfield land at Newport Harbour have been reconsidered by the Isle of Wight Council.

06 Oct 2020
The session will be hosted by the Isle of Wight Council
Are you prepared for Covid-19?

Community or voluntary sector groups - are you prepared for Covid-19?

05 Oct 2020
Visitors can find out about Garibaldi’s connection to the Island
Museum of Island History set to re-open

The Museum of Island History is set to re-open later this week.

02 Oct 2020 Last updated at 16:00
The form will be available via the council's website
Look out for new support payment form

An online form will soon be available for eligible Island residents to apply for a government payment of £500 if they have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to self-isolate.

02 Oct 2020
The works from 12 October until 26 October
St Mary's junction works — final phases

As work on Newport's St Mary's junction enters its final phases, the project looks set to be completed on schedule.

01 Oct 2020
Books at Lord Louis Library, Newport
All Island libraries reopen

The Island's libraries are now all reopened for readers to visit and browse.

Libraries Week, an annual celebration of Britain's public libraries, takes place from 5 to 10 October and libraries will be open for borrowing and returning books, or using the free computers.

01 Oct 2020
A dog on the beach
Islanders back new Public Space orders

Suggested changes to public space protection have met with approval from the public, according to papers released by the Isle of Wight Council today.  

The proposals will now go before councillors who will decide whether to implement them. 

01 Oct 2020
The council has produced a helpful self-isolation guide
Be prepared to self-isolate

Be prepared in case you need to self-isolate.

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