Latest Council News

24 Jul 2020
The accolades showcase the very best in people, projects and practice across the local government arena
National recognition for council staff

Isle of Wight Council staff and services have received national recognition after being shortlisted in this year's Municipal Journal Achievement Awards.

24 Jul 2020
The Heights, Sandown
1Leisure centres to reopen on 28 July

Dust off your gym gear, dig out your trainers and get ready — 1Leisure is getting set to reopen on 28 July.

23 Jul 2020 Last updated at 17:00
Street markings on the Isle of Wight
Government seeks your COVID-19 thoughts

The government's new COVID-19 committee is asking people to share their hopes and fears about the long-term impact of the pandemic.

The House of Lords COVID-19 Committee started work in June 2020, and has been looking the long-term implications of the pandemic across the country, locally, and individually in our daily lives.

22 Jul 2020
The parking team made more than 600 welfare visits to ensure people who were isolating had access to the support they needed
Parking team on the Covid frontline

Lee Hodge is a busy man.

22 Jul 2020
The return of Wightlink's Ryde to Portsmouth Fast Cat services from 31 July has been welcomed
Fast Cat returns to service

The return of Wightlink's Ryde to Portsmouth Fast Cat services from 31 July has been welcomed by the leader of the Isle of Wight Council and the chairman of the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board.

22 Jul 2020
The new cards are designed to be used to let people know that the cardholder finds these new situations challenging
Helping people to get 'out and about'

Is someone you know finding the 'new normal' challenging to navigate?

20 Jul 2020
This is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part in local elections next year
Look out for voter registration details

Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

17 Jul 2020
Dinosaur Isle has reopened with a raft of strict new health and safety measures in place including a new booking system.
Rediscover the Island's treasures

Step back in time and rediscover two of the Isle of Wight's historic treasures — Dinosaur Isle and Newport Roman Villa are getting set to reopen soon.

17 Jul 2020
The new build has been funded with £4.5 million of investment from the government
New primary school plans revealed

Detailed plans for a new primary school to provide modern teaching facilities for children in the Yarmouth and Freshwater area have now been published.

09 Jul 2020
Council leader, Dave Stewart
Venture Quays acquisition

A "flagship" investment opportunity to protect jobs and secure the future of one of the Island's most iconic buildings must not be squandered, the leader of the Isle of Wight Council has said.

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