Latest Council News

21 Sep 2020
The funding boost is set to make a real difference to the lives of former rough sleepers on the Island
Council secures 'Next Steps' funding

Vulnerable Islanders who were housed during the coronavirus pandemic will be helped to stay in accommodation — thanks to more than £528,000 of government funding secured by the Isle of Wight Council.

18 Sep 2020
People have struggled to get a Covid test
Calls for urgent action on testing

The government has been told it must act swiftly to help prevent the spread of coronavirus on the Isle of Wight following reports of people travelling on and off the Island for a Covid-19 test.

14 Sep 2020
Badminton courts at the Island’s 1Leisure Medina, Newport, have reopened
Badminton is back!

Badminton courts at the Island’s 1Leisure Medina, Newport, are to reopen today (Monday).

11 Sep 2020
The relaxation is the latest step in the managed re-opening of the Island's household waste recycling centres (HWRCs)
HWRCs to start accepting general waste

Isle of Wight Council tips will be accepting kerbside general waste from Tuesday (15 September).

11 Sep 2020
The £1.3 million acquisition follows many months of negotiations with Homes England
Council fulfils commitment to buy site

The Isle of Wight Council has completed the purchase of Venture Quays at East Cowes — securing the future of one of the Island's most iconic buildings.

10 Sep 2020
Anyone displaying symptoms of coronavirus — no matter how mild — should book a free test immediately by visiting the NHS website or by calling 119
Council ramps up reminders for Covid-19

Islanders are being reminded that now is not the time to overlook virus prevention measures.

04 Sep 2020
The app was first made available to tourists over the bank holiday weekend
Tourists given access to NHS app

Tourists heading to the Isle of Wight will once again be able to download and use the NHS Test and Trace app following a further extension of the trial.

03 Sep 2020
Six schemes will make it easier for people to use bikes to get around
Pop-up cycle lanes to boost cycling

Pop-up bike lanes and other temporary measures designed to boost cycling and walking on the Island look set to be introduced — thanks to a £64,000 emergency active travel grant.

02 Sep 2020
The council is looking to team up with local business associations to develop pilot schemes in Newport and Ryde.
Gift card scheme proposed

A new gift card scheme is set to launch on the Isle of Wight as part of a raft of wide-ranging measures to help get the local economy back on its feet.

29 Aug 2020 Last updated at 19:00
Cowes Floating Bridge
Cowes Floating Bridge

The Isle of Wight Council issued an update on the Cowes Floating Bridge on 8 August 2020, which detailed the intention to establish the extent of the issue and indicate by the end of the month, a date for completion of the works and return to service.



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