Latest Council News

12 Aug 2021
Young people have shown amazing resilience over the 2020 to 2021 academic year
Well done to the Island’s GCSE students

The Isle of Wight Council is congratulating all GCSE students for their hard work and achievements over the 2020/2021 academic year, and their ongoing resilience despite the challenges caused by COVID-19.

11 Aug 2021
Dan Groves swapped his van for an electric cargo bike in April 2020.
Clean green gardening machine

“I know I can honestly say to my children I’m really doing something to reduce my impact on the planet.”

These are the words from The Green Trike Gardener, Dan Groves, who switched his van for an electric cargo trike in April 2020. Thanks to a grant from the Isle of Wight Council’s Sustainable Transport Access Fund, East Wight based Dan has cut journey times, saved money and cut carbon emissions.

10 Aug 2021
The council is congratulating young Islanders today
Council congratulates young Islanders

The Isle of Wight Council is commending the achievements of young Islanders gaining A Level results, technical qualifications, and apprenticeships – particularly in the face of challenges caused by COVID-19 over the last 18 months.  

09 Aug 2021 Last updated at 11:00
Activities for children and young people aged five to 16
Grants available to provide activities

Apply now for grant funding to host free activities for children and young people during the Christmas holidays.

05 Aug 2021
The planning and licensing public access database is being upgraded
Planning and Licensing database upgrade

An essential upgrade to the planning and licensing database will take place between Friday 6 August to Sunday 8 August 2021.

04 Aug 2021
St Helen's seafort
Fort Walk advice: "please stay away"

Walkers are asked not to attempt the low-tide walk to St Helen's seafort from the beaches of Bembridge and St Helen's again this year, after advice from the Isle of Wight Safety Advisory Group.

03 Aug 2021
A map of Newport
Do you plan to make your views known?

With policies that will affect the environment, housing, business, transport and more, this is one of the most important documents that shapes the way the Island will work between now and 2038.

30 Jul 2021
The council must operate within the context of national and local planning policy and legislation
Council must follow government rules

The Isle of Wight Council has moved to explain government rules which are making it harder for Island councillors to reject planning applications for housing on non-previously developed sites.

29 Jul 2021
Three giant deckchairs are in place across the Island
Find the giant deck chairs competition

Isle of Wight Council has teamed up with cashless parking payment provider PayByPhone to offer residents and visitors the chance to win some fabulous prizes this summer.

28 Jul 2021
On average nearly a quarter of the contents of a black sack collected on the Island is food
Food waste campaign launches

The Isle of Wight Council and Amey are teaming up to tackle food waste this summer.

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