Latest Council News

18 Aug 2020
Flying Start IOW acts as a hub for relevant information and links, but bespoke to Island students.
'Flying Start' for Island young people

A new website to help young people in Year 11 plan and prepare for life, study and work after school has been launched by Island Futures and the Hampshire Careers Partnership.

13 Aug 2020
NHS Test and Trace app
NHS Test and Trace app

The Isle of Wight Council is very pleased to support the NHS Test and Trace app, which will be tested here on the Isle of Wight before a national rollout.

The project is led by the Department of Health and Social Care, and the Isle of Wight Council will be giving local support to the national team.

12 Aug 2020 Last updated at 08:00
The schemes close for details to be received on 19 August
Business grant schemes close - 19 August

Eligible Island businesses have just one week remaining to provide details for the council to process payments under two key government grant schemes.

12 Aug 2020
A silhouette of the dinosaur (copyright Darren Naish)
New species of dinosaur discovered

Scientists in Southampton believe four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to a new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and modern-day birds.

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

The Floating Bridge was taken out of service in July for scheduled maintenance.  Whilst undergoing tests prior to returning to service, a major fault with the hydraulic system has been identified. The shipbuilders and their approved contractors investigated this and advised the council that the vessel could not return to service as originally planned.

07 Aug 2020
Quay Road car park
Drivers to get the contactless option

The car parks at Quay Road, Ryde; River Road, Yarmouth and Church Litten, Newport will be offering a full contactless payment service. 

These locations were chosen by the Isle of Wight Council because all three are well-used, with people visiting the car parks for a range of reasons including shopping, commuting or leisure. 

06 Aug 2020
Library service
Libraries to reopen

For a few weeks now, library customers have been able to visit their local Council-run library to return books, collect books they have reserved, and to pick up book selections they have requested through the order and collect service. 

Now the council is opening the library doors to customers, after making changes to ensure that library visiting is as COVID-19 safe as possible both for staff and  customers.

06 Aug 2020
The study involved reviewing the contents of recycling bins, paper/card inserts, food caddies and general waste bins from houses in selected roads
Islanders embrace recycling

Islanders are being thanked for recycling more at home as new research shows the changing ways residents manage their household waste.

05 Aug 2020
The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have agreed to work together over the next six years on several flood defence schemes
Coastal protection programme revealed

A multi-million pound programme of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to more than 1,000 Island homes and businesses.

04 Aug 2020
The scheme includes innovative proposals to provide homes and jobs for local people as part of a sustainable community
Trail-blazing scheme to set the standard

Nature and sustainability are at the heart of a flagship affordable housing and rural business park scheme which the Isle of Wight Council and its partners hope will serve as an exemplar for future development on the Island.

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