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Floating bridge update Unfortunately a lorry is blocking the road at the Ferry Road/Castle Street junction in East Cowes. This means we are temporarily unable to carry vehicles from west to east. The service is operating as normal from east to west, but foot passengers only from west to east. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Isle of Wight Council

Congratualtions to Mary Ellis who has this evening (Wednesday) been granted Freedom of the Isle of Wight. Councillors overwhelmingly voted to give the Freedom of the Isle of Wight to the remarkable local centenarian, who is the world’s last surviving known female member of the Second World War’s Air Transport Auxiliary. The extraordinary meeting of the Full Council bestowed the honour on the 100-year-old who delivered around 1,000 aircraft on her own – including Spitfires and Wellington Bombers - to the RAF equipped with only a compass, stopwatch and map to find the airfields. Her dangerous work was vital to the war effort as she made sure squadrons were kept replenished with aircraft in the fight against Nazi Germany and she and her female colleagues were trailblazers for today’s generation of women RAF pilots. Read more about Mary's inspirational story here: https://www.iwight.com/news/FREEDOM-OF-THE-ISLE-OF-WIGHT-GRANTED

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Have your say on council spending - Islanders are being invited to give their views on how the Isle of Wight Council should spend its money next year. Read more here: https://www.iwight.com/news/Have-your-say-on-council-spending

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Islanders are being reminded they can book their ‘real’ Christmas trees for collection - more here: https://www.iwight.com/news/Christmas-Tree-Collections

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Tomorrow the mobile household recycling centre (mobile HRC) is at Ventnor Rugby Club, Ventnor - open at 10am and closing at 2pm. Please do not leave items here outside of these times. For more info, click https://www.iwight.com/news/Recycling-moving-on-for-Winter

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Early Bird Prices - Green Garden Waste

Early Bird Prices - Green Garden Waste

Sign up for our Green Garden Waste Collection Service by January 28 2018, and get the early bird price of £52 for the year!

Freedom of the Isle of Wight granted

Freedom of the Isle of Wight granted

Mary Ellis, last known surviving female member of the Air Transport Auxiliary has been awarded Freedom of the Isle of Wight.

Short Breaks Large Grants

Short Breaks Large Grants

Large Grants up to £20,000 for organisations who would like to offer activities to children & young people with disabilities.

Up to the challenge

Up to the challenge

More than 60 young people received Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) awards at an annual ceremony recently.

Book your Christmas tree collection

Book your Christmas tree collection

Your Christmas tree can be collected kerbside in the same week as your recycling collection by booking online.

Working together to reduce reoffending

Working together to reduce reoffending

More than 80 professionals have attended a 'Working Together to Reduce Reoffending' conference that took place on the Island.

Enjoy free online library resources

Enjoy free online library resources

Enjoy your favourite ecomics, ebooks, magazines, newspapers or music on your computer, smartphone or tablet device for free.

Tough choices on council tax support

Tough choices on council tax support

Changes to council tax support are being considered – as the council searches to find £7.5 million of savings for next year.