Heatwave warning issued for the Isle of Wight: Tips on staying ‘heat safe’

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If the heatwave does come our way, keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours. The Isle of Wight council issue these handy heat safe tips.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6:14pm

By IW Council Press Office

Delay on decision for West Wight School Reorganisation

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Those waiting for a decision on the West Wight school reorganisation will have to hold on a little longer.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 2:27pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ever wanted to go inside Appley Tower? Here is your chance

Appley Tower

The Isle of Wight Council is to reopen Ryde’s famous landmark, Appley Tower, for one day only as part of the celebrations of Appley Day on Saturday 22nd June.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 5:32pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight and Jersey form new partnership

James Payne (chief executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight), Senator Lyndon Farnham (Jersey Government), Councillor Dave Stewart (Isle of Wight Council leader) and Vaughan Thomas (chairman Isle of Wight NHS Trust).

The trip to Jersey provided an invaluable insight into the ‘One Government’ programme to promote a unified, customer-focused public service.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s aspirations to be ‘world’s smartest and most connected island’

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Cllr Whittle claims the digital strategy will "deliver growth within the economy, support improved digital and transport connectivity, education and skills and contribute to better health and social care services”.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 10:21am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s £30m regeneration boost to unlock £150m public and private investment

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The Isle of Wight council's £30m capital cash injection into regeneration schemes will unlock £150m of other public and private sector investment over ten years.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 10:37am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight becomes UK’s latest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Ryde School celebrate Biosphere Announcement with L-R Bob Seely MP, Jonathan Bacon, Dave Stewart, Joel Bateman

Becoming an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve means the Isle of Wight is recognised as one of the best places in the world to explore sustainable way people interact with natural environment.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 12:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Westminster praise for Isle of Wight children’s services

Palace of Westminster

Lord Farmer said the Isle of Wight continued “to be at the cutting edge” in the development of early help and family hubs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 11:37am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

A chance to share your crime or safety concerns with those in charge

British Transport police

Chair of the Community Safety Partnership says “I would invite you to come along and engage with us because your opinions matter and feed into our priorities for the coming year, as well as highlighting where we can all work together.”

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 4:19pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘All scams are crimes’ so Stop, Report and Talk, says Councillor

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Raising awareness about scams and the harm they can do is a priority of the Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership. If you're victim of a scam sign up to their Website to Report and Talk.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:36pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Changes to council services during Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council justify plans to axe mental health day centres

Carol Tozer at County Hall

The head of the service says they have to save over £2m from the budget and axing the four centres will save £148,000 per annum.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments