Latest Council News

06 Apr 2020
If you suspect child abuse do act quickly
What to do if you suspect child abuse

Children's services on the Island have issued important guidance on what to do if you are worried a child or young person could be at risk of abuse during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

05 Apr 2020
Briefing at St Marys on Sunday morning
Army arrive on the Island

Army personnel have been deployed on the Isle of Wight to help with the reconfiguration of St Mary’s hospital as part of the national planned mutual aid arrangements for military support for major incidents.

03 Apr 2020
Local teachers are playing their part by keeping the children of key workers and vulnerable children safe, supported and engaged.
Easter holiday childcare for key workers

Island schools will continue to provide emergency childcare cover over the two-week Easter holidays so key workers can continue to provide vital services in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

03 Apr 2020
Closed play park at Ryde Esplanade
Stay at home – play at home

Parents and carers are reminded that play areas on the Isle of Wight are closed while everyone should be staying safe and staying at home.

03 Apr 2020
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people of its advice to keep safe during the Covid-19 crisis
Stay 'fire safe' during the Covid crisis

Firefighters are asking Islanders not to be complacent and step up their home safety while they are spending more time there.

02 Apr 2020
Services are still available for victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 crisis.
Help for victims of domestic violence

Neighbours are being urged to "look out for each other" and spot signs of domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown (Covid-19).

01 Apr 2020
All council car parks and the majority of on-street parking spaces will be free of charge
Parking charges to be suspended

Parking charges across the Island are to be temporarily suspended by the Isle of Wight Council.

31 Mar 2020
Councillor Dave Stewart has sent a message of thanks to volunteers
Message of thanks to our 'Island heroes'

The leader of the Isle of Wight Council has sent a heartfelt message of thanks to volunteers and community groups working around the clock to support vulnerable residents during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

27 Mar 2020
Multiple bonfires have been reported by residents across the Island during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. Picture: GettyImages
Residents urged to be good neighbours

The Isle of Wight Council is asking Islanders to be considerate neighbours when lighting garden bonfires which can aggravate lung conditions and cause a nuisance.

26 Mar 2020
Free parking for critical workers helping to keep the Island running
Free parking for critical workers

The message could not be clearer: “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

"However, for those forced to leave their homes to carry out vital, highly-valued work to support the vulnerable and keep the Island running, the Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the government's offer of free car parking for critical workers in the NHS and social care during the coronavirus outbreak.

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