Floating Bridge: Timetable for Christmas and New Year 2018

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Cllr Ward says he's particularly pleased with November’s availability figures for the Floating Bridge, because, he says "they show, without doubt, the floating bridge is doing the job it was built for the vast majority of the time".

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 10:51am

By IW Council Press Office

Remember loved ones at Mountbatten’s Lights of Love service

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All are welcome - Wight Harmony will be singing before and during the service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Christmas recycling and waste collection days for 2018/19


Christmas is almost here and Amey staff who collect your waste and recycling deserve some time off too, so don't forget to check when your rubbish will be picked up.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:52pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight teaching staff recognised at award ceremony

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Teachers, support staff and other school employees were recognised at the inaugural Isle of Wight Education Awards.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Find out more about the Isle of Wight’s heritage

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Take a break from the Christmas shopping in Newport on Saturday for a visit to the Museum of Island History. There's free entrance, things for the kids to do, and you can take along any of your own archaeological finds to show the experts.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 12:34pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council offer food safety advice for Christmas cooking


A little premature for Christmas Day cooking, but if you bookmark this article you can return to it nearer the time, as it contains helpful tips and advice about food safety at Christmas time.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 4:51pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Have your say on the proposed blueprint for Island planning

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The Isle of Wight council say the plan reflects the needs of Island people and draws from a whole range of evidence from bodies such the Office for National Statistics. Have your say during the eight week consultation.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 10:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Free parking in some Isle of Wight car parks

Free parking

You can park for free for part of the day in many of the Isle of Wight council car parks for Small Business Saturday tomorrow - but make sure you're in the right one before walking off without buying a ticket.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Night shelter arrangements for the Isle of Wight homeless

homeless with bags

It's that time of year when those sleeping rough need somewhere safe and warm to sleep. OnTheWight has the details of this winter's arrangements.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 12:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Help shape the Island Planning Strategy

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After the consultation period, the Island Planning Strategy will be reviewed and updated in light of the comments, and submitted to government, where it will be looked at independently by a planning inspector.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 11:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council care homes maintain ‘Good’ rating

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The new ratings follow last year’s overhaul by the care watchdog to make its inspection regime more rigorous.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 11:13am

By IW Council Press Office