Latest Council News

23 May 2020
Trains would run between Ryde and Newport under the plans
Railway plans for Newport and Ventnor

The old railway lines to Ventnor and Newport could be reopened as part of ambitious plans to restore routes lost to the Beeching cuts.


22 May 2020
With libraries and museums closed due to the coronavirus crisis, council staff have put together an exciting programme of online activities
May virtual half term fun

Are you looking for something the family can do this half term?

21 May 2020
Appley beach
Stay safe and alert this bank holiday

Despite the easing of lockdown restrictions the clear advice from the Isle of Wight Council is still that holidaymakers and second home owners should stay away.

Although the prime minister’s recent announcement said people could drive as far as they wanted for daily exercise outdoors, Mr Johnson later clarified: “We don't want to see people - let me repeat - we don't want to see people travelling to another home for a holiday or a second home.”

21 May 2020
Public safety, and that of our staff and the need for social distancing is of the upmost importance
HWRC restrictions to be eased

Islanders will be able to take more items to the tip for recycling from Monday — but trips must still be essential.

19 May 2020
PCSO Cath Quin with the electric bike which has been provided through the Key Worker Cycle Scheme.
Boom time for bikes

Islanders locked down during the coronavirus crisis have been getting on their bikes, new figures reveal.

14 May 2020
PPE distribution from 1Leisure Medina
Council delivers thousands of PPE items

More than 155,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) have so far been delivered to frontline workers on the Island by the Isle of Wight Council in partnership with the Local Resilience Forum (LRF).

13 May 2020
From left, Alex Wright and Kieran Hartnell.
Praise for refuse collectors

Two refuse collectors have been praised for rescuing a woman who had fallen at home.

13 May 2020
Schools have developed home learning packs, kept timetables of lessons running virtually online and incorporated fun and engaging learning activities.
Lessons in home schooling for schools

Island schools have been working creatively to minimise the impact of having to close to most pupils, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, on their pupils' education.

12 May 2020
Council meetings to start again online
Virtual council meetings recommence

From June, Isle of Wight Council committee meetings will be run live online using Microsoft Teams.

12 May 2020
Online funerals now available
Online funerals available at crematorium

Grieving families and friends will be able to say their final goodbyes to their loved ones online soon, as Covid-19 social distancing is maintained within the crematorium.

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