Latest Council News

16 Jul 2021
Business meeting
£2.8M to support small businesses

The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with New Forest District Council, has successfully attracted funding from the European Regional Development Fund to bring a new business support network together.

The new project will invest a total of over £2.8M, with ERDF supplying half the funds, and the rest coming from the partner organisations.

15 Jul 2021
Newport Bus Station
Temporary bus stops to relocate

Temporary bus stop arrangements in Newport town centre will revert back to how they were before the COVID pandemic, with the easing of restrictions next week.

15 Jul 2021
The map shows the proposed carriageway in green
Ryde Interchange plans explained

The Isle of Wight Council has moved to clarify issues around the proposed new Ryde Interchange project ahead of a discussion on the plans at tonight’s (Thursday July 15) cabinet meeting.

14 Jul 2021
Lord Louis Library, Newport
Welcome back to your local library

Isle of Wight Council libraries will appear a bit more like their old selves from Monday (19 July).

13 Jul 2021
ICT maintenance
ICT maintenance - Saturday 17 July 2021

In order to ensure the security and compliance of our ICT systems, essential maintenance will take place on Saturday 17 July between 8am and midnight. 



13 Jul 2021
Community grants are also available to fund food and utilities support for families in need
Support for families facing hardship

This summer will see a £460,000 boost to the support available during the school holidays for vulnerable families and children on the Island, and the voluntary organisations that support them.

12 Jul 2021
Two new resource provisions are proposed. Getty Images
Plans to expand specialist SEND support

The Isle of Wight Council has underlined its commitment to driving up improvements in SEND specialist support on the Island, by announcing expansion plans.

09 Jul 2021
The council has a statutory duty to publish an annual transport policy
Home to school transport policy

The Cabinet will consider the continuation of its approach to home to school transport for students aged 16-plus when it meets next week.

08 Jul 2021
School term times to be decided. Getty Images
School holidays to be decided

Island school holidays for the next two academic years are due to be agreed when the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet meets next week.

08 Jul 2021
Councillor Karl Love cuts the ribbon
Homeless assessment hub set to open

A new homeless assessment hub will open its doors next week, providing specialist support to those most in need.

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