Isle of Wight Council

Latest Council News

07 Jun 2022
Pupils sign the steelwork at their new school
Pupils sign their names in steel

Pupils and staff from Yarmouth CE (VA) Primary School attended a steel signing ceremony for their new school building, which is due to open next year.

06 Jun 2022
Sandown Green Town Volunteers
Two Island groups win The Queen’s Award

Two groups of Island volunteers have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service — the highest award given to UK volunteer groups, being equivalent to the MBE.

01 Jun 2022
Rob Jones, library service manager
Council staff named in Queen's Honours

Two members of staff from the Isle of Wight Council have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022.

01 Jun 2022
A voucher scheme will be available to vulnerable households
Support for Islanders facing hardship

Islanders who are struggling to afford food and fuel will get extra help over the spring and summer months thanks to the 'connect4communities' programme — led by the Isle of Wight Council.

01 Jun 2022
Welcome to Ukrainian guests
Information for Ukrainian hosts & guests

The Isle of Wight Council is working in partnership with Community Action Isle of Wight and many other community organisations and individuals to ensure that Ukrainian guests and their hosts have access to all the information they need.

The online resource for the whole Island is hosted by Community Action, with regular updates.


01 Jun 2022
A 'Baby Wild'session run by Forever Wild at Heart based in Ryde
Funding available to provide activities

Grants of up to £23,000 are now available to help organisations deliver initiatives that support families, children and young people living on the Isle of Wight.

31 May 2022
Students working at East Cowes esplanade
Students help out East Cowes Esplanade

Students from the Isle of Wight College's Uniformed Services course have been helping out with the work to improve East Cowes Esplanade.

31 May 2022
There will be no changes to waste collection services on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June
Jubilee bin collections

The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with its waste provider Amey - Waste Treatment, is wishing Islanders and visitors a very special, and safe, Jubilee weekend.

26 May 2022
A one-off emergency food voucher scheme has been announced by the council
Half term emergency food vouchers

Due to the change in government funding, action is being taken by the Isle of Wight Council to support those families in greatest need over the half term break.

25 May 2022
The government is providing a £150 rebate to council tax payers in bands A-D
£4 million paid out in energy rebates

The Isle of Wight Council has now paid the national £150 energy rebate to 27,412 account holders on the Island and is working hard to get the details of other eligible households.

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