Latest Council News

27 Jan 2021
A suggested layout for Branstone Farm (not final)
New beginning for Branstone Farm

Work has begun to demolish redundant farm buildings in preparation for the first phase of a project at the Isle of Wight Council's former Branstone Farm Studies Centre at Apse Heath.

A range of Island businesses and organisations has been involved in creating a new £13.6 million scheme including affordable housing, an outdoor education area, new green space, a rural business park area, and a new brewery and visitor centre for Goddard’s Brewery.

22 Jan 2021 Last updated at 15:00
The award of contracts is the culmination of two years of preparatory work
New partnership to deliver quality care

The Isle of Wight Council has appointed three new locality home care providers for the Island

From 1, February 2021 Nobilis Care, CSN Carewatch and First City Nursing will ensure that people continue to receive quality care and support, with a renewed focus on maximising and maintaining independence.

22 Jan 2021
Free bus travel will be available before 9.30am
Bus pass support extended

Elderly residents with concessionary bus passes will be able to access free bus travel all day, every day for essential journeys from next week.

21 Jan 2021
The Newclose site will continue to be open Monday to Saturday, from 9am until 4pm.
Temporary COVID test site to close

The additional COVID-19 testing site at 1Leisure Medina will now only offer weekend appointments until the end of the month.

21 Jan 2021
New trains arrive at Fishbourne in 2019
Railways in line for research project

Work has started on a project to study the Isle of Wight's railways to see how they could meet future transport needs.

The government's Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund is supporting a research project, which is commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council and being carried out by a group of transport experts led by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

20 Jan 2021
You will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021
Census 2021

Households across the Isle of Wight will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

18 Jan 2021
Payment system maintenance
Upgrade to card payment system

If you're trying to pay us using a credit or debit card on Tuesday 19 January between 6am and 7am, you may experience some interruption to our services. 

15 Jan 2021
Part of the aim is to enourage people to cycle more
Have your say on active travel plans

Residents are being urged to have their say on plans to make it both easier and safer to 'get on your bike' in Newport.

15 Jan 2021
Police attended after reports customers were still using the premises
Gym fined for breaching Covid rules

The owners of an Isle of Wight gym have been fined for breaking coronavirus rules.

15 Jan 2021
Hundreds of Island families have been supported
Grants still available to local groups

Apply now for funding! That's the message from the Isle of Wight Council as it relaunches its 'connect4communities' programme to help ensure children and young people on the Island do not go hungry this winter.

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