Latest Council News

16 Jul 2018
Empty buildings or sites can be a cause of health problems or serious injury
Empty building warning

Parents and youngsters are being advised of the dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings this summer.

11 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
Models created by students for a range of projects will be showcased at 30 High Street, Newport, from 20 to 30 July
Regeneration exhibition in Newport

Inspiring work capturing young people’s ideas on the Isle of Wight Council’s regeneration ambitions will be displayed in an exhibition.

05 Jul 2018 Last updated at 16:00
The privilege ticket costs £390 - the equivalent of around £2 a day over the academic year - which can be paid in installments
Privilege seat applications welcomed

Applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses are being welcomed by the Isle of Wight Council.

04 Jul 2018 Last updated at 15:00
The move could achieve a potential saving of £2 million a year for the council for the remaining two decades of the 25-year deal
PFI contract savings plan revealed

The Isle of Wight Council plans to save £40 million through changes to its contract with Island Roads.

02 Jul 2018 Last updated at 16:00
Firefighters on the Island have had to tackle an increasing number of fires in the open in recent weeks
Warning over hot weather fire risk

A warning about the risk of fires spreading in the hot weather has been issued by the Island's fire and rescue service.

02 Jul 2018 Last updated at 11:00
The use of kerbside recycle means bring banks are no longer used as much.
Island bring bank removal

Bring banks are being removed from sites across the Isle of Wight due to the success of kerbside recycling.

27 Jun 2018 Last updated at 12:00
Environmental Conference 2018
Conference promises sustainable future

Two major environmental initiatives were launched at the council’s Environmental Conference, held in Cowes on Tuesday.

A feature of the day was the signing of the Biosphere Nomination, endorsed by Councillor Dave Stewart, leader of the council; the Island’s MP, Bob Seely; and Professor Matthew Cragoe of the UK Man and Biosphere Committee.

26 Jun 2018 Last updated at 14:00
The Adult Community Learning Service handed out 17 awards, recognising the achievements of individuals across a range of subjects.
Awards for adult learners

Successful adult learners who completed courses with the Isle of Wight Council were celebrated at an awards event recently.

25 Jun 2018
Islanders are being warned to avoid websites charging high prices for blue badge applications
Blue badge website warning

Disabled residents on the Island are being warned to avoid websites charging high prices for filling out blue badge applications.

25 Jun 2018
A new community alcohol partnership is launching in Ryde
Community alcohol partnership launch

A community alcohol partnership (CAP) is launching in Ryde to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.

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