New studies planned on coastal erosion and flood defences

Ventnor from the air

The two studies will gather information in relation to the physical and natural environments, including coastal processes, economic data and an assessment of the condition of existing defences.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Youth projects get share of £200,000

teenage socks

The Youth Offer will provide social opportunities as well as tangible skills to support young people into work.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 1:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Have you registered to vote?

eu ref polling card

You won't be able to vote on 4th May unless you are registered to vote from the address you now live at. Have you moved home since the last election? Make sure you let the council know.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council calls for ‘greater local autonomy’ over school funding

Calculator and coins

Most primary schools on the Isle of Wight will be losing funding within new National Funding Formula proposal.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 2:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

2021 Census will be online: Isle of Wight chosen as digital test bed

computer keyboard

Selected households in Cowes, Newport, Ryde and Sandown are being asked to spare ten minutes and take part in a digital census test.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

New project aims to protect vulnerable birds on the Solent

birds in the solent

Migrating birds that are disturbed when feeding can mean they don't enough energy to survive the winter and fly back to breed at their summer habitats.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 3:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

£661,000 boost for domestic abuse refuges

Paper money :

The funding has been allocated to the region, which includes the local authorities of the Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils, and Hampshire County Council.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 10:43am

By IW Council Press Office

Nominations open for Youth Council and Youth Parliament

youth council

Local elections for young people on the Isle of Wight will be taking place in April; so if you feel strongly about local issues or have an interest in politics, then this could be the opportunity for you!

Friday, 10th March, 2017 4:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

New bridge for Shanklin cliff lift delayed

shanklin cliff bridge

It's hoped the fully-refurbished cliff lift will open in May, in time for the main summer holiday season.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 4:34pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council issue Avian Flu warning for ‘high risk areas’

chickens

Parts of the Isle of Wight have now been designated as ‘high risk areas’ for avian flu. The council issue advice for poultry keepers.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 11:20am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Join the fight against child sexual exploitation

Unhappy teenager

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Raising Day falls on Saturday 18th March, enabling public campaigning in shopping and public areas to reach a larger audience and delivering the message that “Together we can create more positive outcomes for so many vulnerable young people”.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 8:55am

By IW Council Press Office

Only 2% of Isle of Wight 16-17 year olds classed as NEETs

Teenagers:

98% of Isle of Wight 16-17 year olds are either in education, employment or training. 0.7% more than the national average.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 7:36am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments