Latest Council News

14 Jul 2021
Lord Louis Library, Newport
Welcome back to your local library

Isle of Wight Council libraries will appear a bit more like their old selves from Monday (19 July).

13 Jul 2021
ICT maintenance
ICT maintenance - Saturday 17 July 2021

In order to ensure the security and compliance of our ICT systems, essential maintenance will take place on Saturday 17 July between 8am and midnight. 



13 Jul 2021
Community grants are also available to fund food and utilities support for families in need
Support for families facing hardship

This summer will see a £460,000 boost to the support available during the school holidays for vulnerable families and children on the Island, and the voluntary organisations that support them.

12 Jul 2021
Two new resource provisions are proposed. Getty Images
Plans to expand specialist SEND support

The Isle of Wight Council has underlined its commitment to driving up improvements in SEND specialist support on the Island, by announcing expansion plans.

09 Jul 2021
The council has a statutory duty to publish an annual transport policy
Home to school transport policy

The Cabinet will consider the continuation of its approach to home to school transport for students aged 16-plus when it meets next week.

08 Jul 2021
School term times to be decided. Getty Images
School holidays to be decided

Island school holidays for the next two academic years are due to be agreed when the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet meets next week.

08 Jul 2021
Councillor Karl Love cuts the ribbon
Homeless assessment hub set to open

A new homeless assessment hub will open its doors next week, providing specialist support to those most in need.

07 Jul 2021
The council is reassuring the community that the proposal is simply a “paper exercise”
Carisbrooke sixth form consultation

The 'technical closure' of an Island sixth form will not impact on any pupil's education, the Isle of Wight Council said.

07 Jul 2021
The Island's cultural offer is a key part of the authority's regeneration strategy.
Cabinet to consider City of Culture bid

The Isle of Wight may become regional partner of Southampton’s 2025 City of Culture bid when the Cabinet meets next week.

06 Jul 2021
The Island has recently welcomed new trains
Feasibility study for railway extension

A business case considering the re-opening of the railway between the existing Island Line and Newport has been submitted to the Department for Transport by the Isle of Wight Council.

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