Isle of Wight fire crews praised for actions at derelict school blaze

Fire crews at Christ the King College Fire

The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Council to dispose of vehicles of those who persistently evade parking fines (updated)


From next week, so called ‘persistent evaders’ risk losing their vehicle under the council’s new Vehicle Removal Policy.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 2:00pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

A-Level results: Provisional Isle of Wight figures show all-round improvement from previous years

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The average A-level grade has improved to a C from a C- last year – and the average points score derived from the grades students have achieved has gone up significantly from 25.7 to 29.3.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 2:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Council launch ‘Beauty of the Beach’ campaign

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As well as celebrating the beautiful bathing waters in the Isle of Wight, the ‘Beauty of the beach’ social media campaign aims to help people understand more about what impacts bathing water quality and give them the power to protect their beaches by taking some simple steps.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 8:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Revised timetable for Floating Bridge during Cowes Week

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Extra crossings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 1:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

£1m investment allocated for Westminster House, rated Good by CQC

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At one time, the former Conservative-led Isle of Wight council sought to close Westminster House. Now it has been rated Good in all areas and has £1m investment promised.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 6:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council want to know what’s in our household waste

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The council will be taking waste from some houses and studying its content, so they can better understand what is thrown away

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 12:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to crack down on empty homes

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There are an estimated 522 empty homes across the Isle of Wight — including 154 that have been empty for over two years — as well as several vacant commercial premises with the potential for conversion to affordable or rented homes.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council buildings to be powered on 100 per renewable electricity

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Leader of the council said that given a climate emergency has been declared by the IWC, "I think it is important we make changes where and when we can".

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council residential respite and day care centre Requires Improvement, say CQC

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The service was found to be effective, caring and responsive, but requires improvement to ensure it is safe and well-led.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council offer EU Settlement checking scheme

EU settlement checking service

Under the checking service, the Isle of Wight Council’s registrar team will be supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens complete the digital identity verification part of the process.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 1:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Medina College campus to undergo road safety improvements

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The work follows a full safety audit on the college’s road network and parking areas — commissioned by the local authority — which resulted in a number of recommendations to improve safety.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office