Latest Council News

28 Aug 2020
Although this year's scooter rally has been cancelled due to the pandemic, the council is expecting this weekend to be extremely busy
Stay safe this bank holiday weekend

Residents and visitors have been urged to continue following social distancing regulations over the bank holiday weekend to stop the spread of coronavirus.

27 Aug 2020
According to the Office for National Statistics*, 90 per cent of school age parents indicated their children will be returning to school
Island schools ready for new term

Pre-schools, primary and secondary schools across the Island are eager to welcome children and young people back at the start of the new academic year next week.


27 Aug 2020
The County Record Office will be re-opening on Monday, September 7.
County Record Office set to re-open

The County Record Office will be re-opening on Monday, September 7 for the first time since mid-March.

26 Aug 2020
Access to the app will be extended to allow visitors arriving on the Island from the mainland to use the app
Tourists given access to NHS app

All English tourists visiting the Isle of Wight this Bank Holiday weekend will be able to download and use the NHS Test and Trace app, ahead of the trial’s national roll-out.

24 Aug 2020 Last updated at 09:00
The new deadline for details is 28 August
Business grant schemes - short extension

Eligible Island businesses have been given a short extended period to provide details so the council can process payments for them under two key government grant schemes.

24 Aug 2020
Initially courts will open for socially distanced games and practices as set out by Squash England
Rackets at the ready - squash returns

Squash courts at the Island’s 1Leisure Westridge, Ryde are to reopen from today, 24 August.

20 Aug 2020
Respect, protect, enjoy
COVID: Get your business or event ready

Is your business or event ready for COVID-19? Do you know what to do if there's an outbreak? Across the Island people are reopening businesses and organising events in a COVID-safe way.

Isle of Wight businesses and event organisers (people that organise events for more than 30 people) are invited to join in with free discussions to help you get ready - and have your questions answered.

20 Aug 2020
St Helens Fort
Advice is not to go on 2020 Fort Walk

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

20 Aug 2020
GCSE results are published today.
Congratulations to Island GCSE students

The Isle of Wight Council is congratulating young people who have worked hard to achieve their GCSE results, overcoming the difficulties posed in completing their courses as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.

20 Aug 2020
The council aims to plot 'housing pathways' to get rough sleepers off the streets and into a place they can call home.
New homelessness support service

The Isle of Wight Council has underlined its bold and ambitious vision to end homelessness on the Island by announcing a new multi-partner support service.

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