Pupils ditching the books and catching the train to experience WWII life

WWII evacuation

Isle of Wight school children are this week to discover at Havenstreet steam railway what it was like to be evacuated during World War II.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 7:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Floating Bridge: Timetable for when it won’t run during June

floating bridge

As reported from last night's Scrutiny Committee, for the rest of the month, the floating bridge won't run during low tides. A foot passenger launch will be provided instead.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 3:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Council to consult on plans to change means test for ‘at home’ adult social care

Respite care :

The Conservative-run Isle of Wight council plan to launch a consultation on changes to the means test for at home charges for adult social care.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 2:04pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Awareness of domestic abuse and consent raised at Isle of Wight Festival


Feedback from the public was overwhelmingly positive about the Safeguarding Team's work and about the priority the Festival gives to safeguarding.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 12:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council flesh out pre-election pledge about raising quality of Island education


The council say their plan will aim to ensure all schools on the Isle of Wight will be rated by Ofsted as 'Good' and least a quarter of them 'Outstanding' in the next four years.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 12:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

How council services will be affected by the Isle of Wight Festival

Change sign and windows

Don't get caught out by changes to some council services during the Isle of Wight Festival.

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 8:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge re-opening this week – Changes to design will follow

floating bridge

The council promises the Floating Bridge will come back into service this week - - but changes will be made in July to the design of the brand new craft, so cars can get on and off 'at the right angle'.

Monday, 5th June, 2017 6:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2017 traffic plan: Your guide

IW Festival Road Map 2017

Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park next week. Make sure you're aware of the traffic management plans that will be in place before, during and after the Festival.

Thursday, 1st June, 2017 3:25pm

By IW Council Press Office

Special events celebrate Isle of Wight’s dinosaur pioneer

William Fox

A lecture from a world authority on dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, as well as a walking trail around Brighstone, are just two events celebrating the life of dinosaur pioneer, Rev William Fox.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 5:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

New Floating Bridge: First public journey announced

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

The wait for the new Floating Bridge is over. The council have announced the first date for the public to be able to ride on it - and a new way for you to pay for it.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 11:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Call Centre jobs could be on the way to the Isle of Wight

call centre grafitti

The council executive will decide next week whether to invest £2.1m in the scheme, which they say it's "estimated that this will leverage an overall investment of at least £35million over the next five years from the operator".

Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 4:47pm

By IW Council Press Office with 26 readers' comments

Fire Service to offer service to help older drivers

Older driver:

The Older Drivers’ Appraisal Scheme will provide an informal and confidential appraisal to help older drivers with their driving ability.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 3:56pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments