Isle of Wight Council

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Pop-up Beethoven performance planned in protest against Music Service cuts: Find out how to take part

Children playing instruments:

Music Service pupils and other Island amateur and professional musicians are planning a pop-up performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy to raise awareness of the cuts to the Island's Music Service. All welcome to take part.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 8:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Scrutineers make recommendations on cross-Solent travel

Solent forts:

Find out what the Task and Finish Group are recommending to the Full Council following their public meeting with stakeholders and cross-Solent operators.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

Ofsted rates primary school as Good


Congratulations to all at the school following their recent Ofsted inspection.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Primary school requires improvement says Ofsted

School warning sign

Although Ofsted found the school required improvements in all areas, they did praise senior leaders and pupils.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 11:25am

By Sally Perry

Arreton residents call on Islanders to help ‘Save Arreton Village’


Residents from Arreton Village are calling on Islanders to write to members of the Planning Committee ahead of next week's Committee meeting to help 'protect their village from over-development'.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Floating bridge out of service this week

Floating Bridge

The floating bridge is out for maintenance in dry dock this week. Diversions are in place and a passenger launch available.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Why are Island Roads hiding the severity of the landslip at their Undercliff roadworks? (updated)

Undercliff Drive - Solid hoardings erected by Island Roads

It's not just the residents that are confused as to why large solid hoardings have been erected, instead of the see-through fencing used everywhere else on site.

Monday, 21st April, 2014 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Find out how to get loan advice from Credit Union staff at IWC Help Centres

Credit Union Scrabble

Island residents considering taking out loans can now get expert advice at two Isle of Wight Council help centres.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

IW first choice Primary schools higher than National, down on last year


The council received more 'on time' applications for pupils wanting to join Primary schools this year, with over 1,300 pupils applying for places.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 3:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Enterprise responds to fourth Ofsted report since Special Measures

Cowes Enteprise College:

Cowes Enterprise College claim it has once again received the 'best possible feedback' from Ofsted inspectors as it continues its steady progress towards recovery.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 11:05am

By Glynn Taylor with 4 readers' comments

Find out how the Isle of Wight did in the latest Good Beach Guide survey

Sandown Beach:

The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide survey gives ratings for water quality. Find out how your nearest beach was rated.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Windows XP now vulnerable to attack: But still on over half of council’s PCs

Windows XP support has now expired

After five years' notice, last week Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP, but still over half of the council's computers haven't been upgraded, leaving them potentially vulnerable to attacks.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments