Isle of Wight Council

Latest Council News

12 Oct 2022
Interim chief executive, Wendy Perera, council leader Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox and mental health champion, Councillor Michael Lilley
Supporting mental health and wellbeing

To mark World Mental Health Day 2022, the Isle of Wight Council signed a new wellbeing pledge committing to prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

11 Oct 2022
The aircraft, from 27 Squadron, completed a number of approaches and load pickups
RAF Chinook takes part in exercise

It was all eyes to skies as a Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook helicopter took part in a multi-agency training exercise on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday).

10 Oct 2022
Mental wellbeing
Extra funding to support mental health

A new round of grant funding will support community-based schemes and activities that help to promote mental wellbeing and prevent mental ill health on the Island.

07 Oct 2022
Three flood investigation reports have been published by the council
Flood investigation reports published

Official reports examining the severe flooding that affected Binstead, Bembridge and Monktonmead last summer are now available to read online.

06 Oct 2022
The council will tender for next year’s full HAF programme in early 2023
Step up to prevent school holiday hunger

The Isle of Wight Council is looking to identify more organisations that can help families facing hardship across the Island — calling for them to apply for a place on its list of approved Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme providers.

04 Oct 2022
The campaign is being backed by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, Island Roads and waste provider Amey
Road safety campaign launches

A road safety campaign is raising awareness of some of the main reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on the Island's roads.

03 Oct 2022
Artist impression
Ambitious vision for new cultural centre

A bold vision for a new cultural centre, including a space to keep the Island Archives, has been published by the Isle of Wight Council in advance of carrying out a detailed feasibility study on funding and timelines for building the new venue.

03 Oct 2022
The new pier access road is nearing completion
New Ryde Pier access road update

The new access road serving Ryde Pier is nearing completion as work on the Ryde Interchange project is set to ramp up in the coming months.

30 Sep 2022
This will be the second set of proposals from the council to made available via online surveys
Consultation on proposed traffic changes

The Isle of Wight Council is to embark on a new round of consultation on traffic regulation orders, this time for villages and neighbourhoods in the south of the Island.  

27 Sep 2022
Councillors will consider the Draft Island Planning Strategy on 5 October
Benefits of new planning strategy

Increased local control of planning decisions, a move away from national government targets, increased protection of our local environment and the creation of more affordable housing are some of the many ‘wins’ that will be delivered if Full Council agrees the Draft Island Planning Strategy next week (October 5).

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