Latest Council News

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.

02 Jun 2020
From Monday 8 June, on duty key workers will be the only people who can continue to park for free.
Parking charges to be reintroduced

Parking charges are set to be reintroduced across the Island next week, as more people return to work and shops prepare to reopen.

02 Jun 2020
A map showing the work from 8 June until late July
Improvement works to St Mary’s junction

New traffic arrangements will come into force from Monday (8 June) for the next phase of the major improvement works to St Mary’s junction in Newport.

01 Jun 2020
The council temporarily relaxed restrictions at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown
Dogs on beaches control orders latest

Rules banning dogs from many Island beaches for the summer will be reintroduced next week.

01 Jun 2020
The pandemic response has had significant impact on council budgets
"Herculean" response to Covid-19

An internal report into the Isle of Wight Council’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has praised “strong and constructive relationships” with the community, local businesses, care providers and voluntary organisations as part of a “Herculean” response across the Island.

29 May 2020
Schools will open their doors once more to youngsters in Year 6, Year 1, reception and nursery
Island schools ready for June 1

The Island’s pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools are ready to welcome more children back to school next week.

27 May 2020
The council is urging families to check if their children are eligible as the pandemic creates more hardship.
Free school meals during Covid crisis

Families whose income has reduced or stopped due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may now qualify for free school meals.

27 May 2020
The council's regulatory teams are working hard to support Island employers get their businesses back up and running as safely as possible
Guidance for businesses

The Isle of Wight Council continues to offer guidance and support to lsland businesses as lockdown measures are eased.

27 May 2020
The council has been allocated £2.96 million to distribute
Applications open for new grants fund

Applications have opened today (Wednesday) for eligible Island businesses to apply for grant funding under an additional government discretionary scheme.

26 May 2020
Lion head buckle from HMS Pomone
Explore fascinating Island shipwrecks

Explore two very different Isle of Wight shipwrecks in a new online exhibition.

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