Latest Council News

16 Apr 2020
99% of parents have gained a school of their choice.
Primary school allocations 2020

The allocation of Isle of Wight primary school places has been announced today (Thursday), with 99 per cent of Island parents gaining a school of their choice.

16 Apr 2020
Over £80,750 has been distributed in loans and grants to charities and voluntary groups.
Charities benefit from council support

Community groups and charities working on the coronavirus frontline are already benefiting from two Isle of Wight Council support funds launched just last week.

15 Apr 2020
Over £11 million has been paid out to businesses so far.
£11 million distributed to businesses

Businesses on the Isle of Wight have already been given a total of more than £11 million in rates support grants, to help them through the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency.

15 Apr 2020
The council is urging people to look for other ways to support key workers, warning sky lanterns are a serious fire hazard.
'Misguided' campaign to light up the sky

A 'misguided' campaign encouraging the public to light sky lanterns in a show of solidarity for NHS workers has been slammed by the Isle of Wight Council.

10 Apr 2020
The NFU is urging people to use hand sanitiser or gloves when opening gates or climbing styles.
Follow the countryside code

With the long bank holiday weekend ahead, the message from Island farmers is, please follow the rules during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

09 Apr 2020
Young Jago Tasker in action.
Athlete scheme to be extended

A scheme which supports some of the Island's most promising sporting stars has been extended by six months in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

09 Apr 2020
The medieval ear scoop
Become a history detective

Discover more about the sites and diverse collections of the Isle of Wight Heritage Service through a new series of fun-filled, craft-based activity packs.

09 Apr 2020
The council aims to procure a service that best matches demand.
Fewer privilege bus seats available

Fewer 'privilege seats' will be available on school buses from this September, the Isle of Wight Council has warned.

09 Apr 2020
Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day cancelled

The Island's annual Armed Forces Day event has been cancelled because of coronavirus (Covid-19).

06 Apr 2020
Loans of up to £30,000 will be available
Support for frontline charities

Charities and voluntary groups leading the fightback against coronavirus (Covid-19) can now access two financial support funds launched today (Monday 6 April) by the Isle of Wight Council.

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