Isle of Wight Council

Latest Council News

12 May 2022
The new dementia strategy launches on 20 May.
Isle of Wight Dementia Strategy launch

Plans to improve the health and well-being of Islanders living with dementia, ensuring they and their families and carers are supported, will be unveiled next week.

06 May 2022
Councillor Tracy Reardon, Mayor of East Cowes, cuts the ribbon with Jane Allchom, of Community Spirited, and Councillor Debbie Andre
First community pantry opens

Struggling families are being invited to join the Island's first community pantry where 'members' can enjoy an array of produce to keep their kitchens stocked up.

05 May 2022
Wightcare is the only service of its kind on the Island, providing 24-hour support 365 days a year for more than 2,300 people and their families
Wightcare fees under review

A proposed increase to fees for Wightcare services — the first rise in four years — is to be considered by the Isle of Wight Council's Cabinet next week.

05 May 2022
Cabinet members are being asked to approve the 2023/24 school holiday calendar which includes a two-week October half term
Two-week October half term recommended

A return to a two-week October half term holiday looks set to be approved by senior Isle of Wight councillors next week.

05 May 2022
A map showing the strip of land that runs behind the sanctuary
Cabinet to consider land disposal

The Wildheart Trust in Sandown could be treated as a 'special purchaser' for a strip of Isle of Wight Council-owned land that adjoins its site.

04 May 2022
Taxi fare review
Island taxi fares under discussion

Taxi drivers and proprietors have made a request to the Isle of Wight Council, asking it to approve a proposed increase in tariffs — the first major overhaul of fares since 2014.

03 May 2022
Council to cover parking costs for NHS patients
Council covers parking for NHS patients

Isle of Wight Council are to cover the costs of parking for NHS patients travelling to the mainland for treatment from today (Tuesday 3rd May.)

29 Apr 2022
Free allergen training for food businesses
Last chance for FREE allergy training

There are just two sessions left in May for free allergy awareness training for food businesses – but you haven’t got long to sign up.

29 Apr 2022
Fire crews dampen down rubbish following a barbecue fire in the refuse lorry
Don't drop your hot barbecues in the bin

This is what can happen when people fail to extinguish a barbecue before putting it in the bin.

28 Apr 2022
The £150 payment has started going out to those eligible to benefit from the scheme designed to help households in council tax bands A to D
First energy bills rebate payments made

The first round of payments in response to the government's energy bills rebate scheme has been made to Islanders today (Thursday).

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