Latest Council News

12 Dec 2017
All Saints primary school on their Be Bright Be Seen day with Wight Cycle Training schools officer Nicky Metcalf
Be Bright Be Seen

Be Bright, Be Seen was the dress code at Island schools recently as youngsters learnt about road safety when travelling to and from school during darker mornings and evenings.

12 Dec 2017
Isle of Wight Council
Decision on school building funding

The Isle of Wight Council announced today (Tuesday) it will not advance further money to Christ the King College at Newport after it ran up a £2.7 million debt in an “ill judged” agreement to lease buildings.

11 Dec 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Check your key cold weather advice
Key advice for cold weather - UPDATE

Island residents are being reminded of key advice for cold weather following a Met Office forecast for 11 to 14 December.

07 Dec 2017
Floating bridge scheduled to return to trial service
Floating bridge scheduled to return

The Cowes floating bridge is scheduled to reopen to the public this coming Monday (11 December) as part of an extended trial period that will take place this month.

06 Dec 2017 Last updated at 15:00
St Thomas Church, Ryde
Ryde’s St Thomas Church is sold

Historic St Thomas Church in the centre of Ryde is one of two Isle of Wight Council-owned buildings which have been sold – generating £278,000 for reinvestment.

06 Dec 2017
Salvation Army and the council are calling for volunteers to help the homeless
Volunteer call to help the homeless

The council and the Salvation Army are calling for volunteers to help make sure people experiencing homelessness do not have to bed down on Island streets this winter.

29 Nov 2017 Last updated at 09:00
Small Business Saturday was first held in the UK 2013
Free parking for Small Business Saturday

Long stay car parks across the Island will be free for shoppers between 12pm and 6pm on Small Business Saturday (2 December).

28 Nov 2017 Last updated at 11:00
Julie (left) and Shirley (right) with the Mayor of Chichester
Half marathons by the dozen

Two Island women have notched up a foot-slogging 12 half marathons in 12 months to raise more than £1,500 for charities.

24 Nov 2017
Festival of Christmas
Fa la la la la... from 1Leisure

The halls of 1Leisure Medina will be decked with holly… and Christmas trees, streamers, baubles, lights and tinsel, as 1Leisure hosts its first Festival of Christmas this weekend.

24 Nov 2017
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Future support for learning disabilities

Islanders are being given a say in a new Learning Disability Strategy being developed by the Isle of Wight Council and partners.

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