Latest Council News

24 Mar 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Many different roles would be celebrated
Awards to mark educational excellence

A new awards scheme to celebrate and appreciate the many talented professionals working in the Island’s schools is being proposed by the Isle of Wight Council.

24 Mar 2017
Ventnor Bay
Island coastal studies planned

The Isle of Wight Council is to undertake two studies to understand the future coastal erosion and coastal flood defence needs of Sandown Bay and Ventnor.

24 Mar 2017
Youth offer grants awarded
Youth offer funds awarded

The Isle of Wight Council has awarded twelve local organisations with funds to run youth services during 2017-18.

24 Mar 2017
Could you name the new floating bridge
Could you name the new floating bridge?

We’ll admit, ‘Floating Bridge number 6’ isn’t the most exciting of names for our new state of the art, modern floating bridge; but it is its registered name. Think you can do a better job of naming her? Now is your chance to get involved and think of something more exciting.

23 Mar 2017
Isle of Wight Council Leader Dave Stewart is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual
Island community safety

Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart is encouraging everyone to continue business as usual in solidarity with London and not give in to acts such as the terrorist situation that took place there yesterday (Wednesday 22 March).

22 Mar 2017
Make sure you are registered to vote in your local elections
Have your say in May

With local elections taking place in just over a month, voters on the Isle of Wight are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.

22 Mar 2017
Council responds to government consultation on school funding
Local autonomy for school funding

The Isle of Wight Council has responded to the Department for Education’s (DfE) stage two consultation on the proposed National Funding Formula for schools from 2018-19, calling for greater local autonomy in how funds are allocated between Island schools.

21 Mar 2017
A census test is taking place on the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight ready for a test

In preparation for the 2021 Census, the Office for National Statistics is carrying out a census test on the Isle of Wight this year.

20 Mar 2017
Bird Aware Solent
Becoming bird aware

A new initiative has been unveiled as part of a partnership to protect vulnerable birds that spend the winter on the Solent.

20 Mar 2017
Save time do it online
Save time, do it online!

Last year, 63 per cent more resident enquiries to the Isle of Wight Council were undertaken online at www.iwight.com than in the previous year; this includes many online tasks, such as paying bills and making requests for service.

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