Isle of Wight Council Press Office

The Isle of Wight Council's Press Office issue news on behalf of the council.

As well as dealing with queries from the press, they also manage the council's social media activities including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

They also provide internal communications for the council including a weekly newsletter for all staff.

Below are a range of press releases issued by the team.

You can contact the Comms team via [email protected]

Infectious enthusiasm for positive change rubs off on young Islanders

1st East Cowes scouts planting trees at Puckpool

Young people from across the Isle of Wight got involved with Planet Aware's Trees for Seas project

Friday, 7th May, 2021 8:15am

By IW Council Press Office

£500 grant available for people self-isolating due to Covid-19

scrabble letters on the table spelling Stay Home

Self-isolation is different to lockdown and social-distancing, but if you have to do it, you could be eligible for a £500 one-off payment

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

Join PedalAid to help raise money for charity, simply by cycling

Person cycling down cycle track with support island charities text overlaid

It costs you nothing. Cyclists complete monthly distance targets and in return, sponsors donate money to a chosen Island charity

Friday, 30th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Princess Royal joins Isle of Wight students

Princess Royal visiting Cowes

A student from Cowes Enterprise was presented with the Polly Birch award during the event, which the Princess Royal attended

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 11:07am

By IW Council Press Office

All change for symptom-free community Covid testing on the Isle of Wight

Covid home test laid out on a table

Major changes to the sites for symptom-free Covid testing come into effect from the end of this week. Details within

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 10:41am

By IW Council Press Office

Residents will be able to vote in Isle of Wight elections in a Covid-safe way

Polling station sign on a bench

The Isle of Wight council say they are geared up to make sure all who vote next week can do so in a Covid-safe way

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 1:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Islanders share their ‘Covid stories’ with Vectis Radio

Sue and James

We’ve all been affected in some way over the past year. Hear the stories of Islanders, captured by Vectis Radio

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 8:38am

By IW Council Press Office

Former High Sheriff becomes Deputy-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight

Deputy-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Mrs Caroline Peel

There are 15 Deputy-Lieutenants of the Isle of Wight, each assisting the Lord-Lieutenant in her work

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 11:57am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Praise for Islanders for sticking to Covid rules as businesses reopen

Keep the Island safe message on top of photo of Lady Scarletts tea room

The Isle of Wight council have praised Islanders for sticking to the guidelines during the first week of more businesses being open following lockdown

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Having someone else vote for you in the Isle of Wight 2021 election

Polling station sign on wall leading into garden

If you are unable to vote in person or by post, you can choose to have someone you trust cast your vote for you

Monday, 19th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

99 per cent of Isle of Wight pupils gain primary school of choice

pre-school - child with crayons drawing

99 per cent of pupils received a primary school place of their choice, but not all first or second choice

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:57am

By IW Council Press Office

Look out for annual waste and recycling booklet and collections calendar

reduce reuses recycle graffiti

The Isle of Wight is in the top 25 per cent of recyclers in England

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 3:43pm

By IW Council Press Office