Balanceability training aims to inspire a lifetime of sustainable travel in the young

child cyclists

Learning to ride a bike is a major milestone and the council say that Balanceability training will give teachers the skills to make sure children do so safely and confidently.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 10:48am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Support joins scheme to help develop vibrant night time economy

night time economy

The Home Office will provide support and guidance and the Island’s Community Safety Partnership will develop solutions to help create a vibrant night time economy whilst tackling alcohol-related crime and harm.

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 3:21pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

£250,000 secured over two years for key regeneration projects

Scrabble money :

The Isle of Wight council will receive £65,000 in 2017/18 with a further £185,000 in 2018/19 to be used to scope the development of a range of key projects to generate income for public services and new homes and jobs for the Island.

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 10:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Serious Case Review released following death of six year old

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

The Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Board has issued the Serious Case Review Report and their response, following the tragic death of six year old Keziah Flux-Edmonds.

Monday, 6th February, 2017 11:34am

By IW Council Press Office

Changes to school admissions criteria

Primary school classroom

The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive will consider a proposal to add “children of staff” to the over-subscription criteria list within admissions arrangements for schools.

Monday, 6th February, 2017 8:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight top of the regional table for post-16 opportunities

Teenagers:

More 16 and 17 year olds have been supported by being offered a suitable training or education place on the Isle of Wight than others in the South East region.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 9:34am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New Isle of Wight Conservative-Alliance council issue their 2017-18 budget proposals

Abacus :

Just two weeks after taking power at County Hall the new Conservative Alliance council reveal their budget proposals for 2017-18.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 4:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council challenges bus company on service reduction

Single decker southern vectis bus by eastleightbusman

Leader of the council says that Southern Vectis should have widely consulted before switching the Route 6 bus to winter timetable all year round.

Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 3:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Council sets out £1.3m sustainable transport programme

money and calculator

The council set out how they will spend the £1.3m Sustrans funding announced yesterday through OnTheWight.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 10:25am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s new Executive revealed in full

New executive

It looks like the rumours we published were right. Here's the full list of the now-expanded Executive of the Isle of Wight council, following Conservative Dave Stewart being voted in as Leader this week.

Friday, 20th January, 2017 11:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 105 readers' comments

What happens next now the council leaders have resigned?

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

With both the Leader and his deputy resigning today - the question arises - 'What next?' The council has just laid out what follows.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 11:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 19 readers' comments

Call to private landlords for help in housing families fleeing war torn Syria

Syrian bombed apartments

Up to five families fleeing war-torn Syria will be resettled on the Isle of Wight for up to five years. The council are appealing to private landlords to help house the families - for which the government is covering the costs.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with 19 readers' comments