Latest Council News

07 May 2020 Last updated at 09:00
The extra £150 has now been added to the accounts of LCTS claimants of working age
Extra council tax support allocated

Special hardship payments totalling £752,000 have now been allocated to help the 5,020 Island households who are currently in receipt of Local Council Tax Support (LCTS) for those of working age.

07 May 2020
Turn the Island into a "beacon of light"

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has urged all Islanders to help turn the Island into a “beacon of light” at this time of need and help lead the nation out of the darkness of coronavirus.

07 May 2020
The council is supporting the national series of activities that people can take part in without leaving the house.
Mark VE Day from your home

Islanders are being invited to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day — the day the guns fell silent at the end of war in Europe — from their homes.

06 May 2020 Last updated at 13:00
Advice on acceptable items
Booking system for recycling centres

A managed re-opening of the Island’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) will begin next week. The arrangements will not be the same as normal opening.

05 May 2020
Islanders are dusting off long-neglected recipe books or cooking along to online tutorials from celebrity chefs
Recipes from the lockdown kitchen

Home cooking is the new going out, as people are using the lockdown to develop their culinary skills.

04 May 2020
Isle of Wight announced as first phase of new ‘test, track and trace’ programme.
Covid-19 test, track and trace plan

Isle of Wight residents will be the first to be offered access to a new contact tracing app, as part of Government action to test, track and trace to minimise the spread of Covid-19 and move towards safely reducing lockdown measures.

04 May 2020
Revised bills should arrive this week
Revised rates bills detailing relief

Island business ratepayers in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, are being sent revised bills taking account of the government’s 100 per cent expanded retail discount scheme.

28 Apr 2020
Since launching its crisis appeal last month, the group has distributed more than £60,000 to over 20 local worthy causes.
Over £60,000 donated to Island charities

New applications for funding are being welcomed by the WightAID foundation.

28 Apr 2020
This is a sestertius which depicts the Emperor Vespasian (69-79AD).
Find out about Roman coins

The next exciting family activity craft pack is now available.

27 Apr 2020
The council is working hard to process all payments
Business rates grants update

The council has processed government grant payments totalling £29.9 million to 2,550 qualifying Island businesses, as of today (Monday).

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