Change to council services over Isle of Wight Festival

IW Festival 2014:

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Cabinet give go-ahead for consultation over combined Fire Authority

Isle of Wight fire truck:

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet has accepted a detailed business case for a combined authority and approved a full consultation on the plans.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Floating bridge: Council finally bring back early morning and late night sailings

floating bridge cowes

With the Isle of Wight Festival opening its gates on Thursday 21st June, the council are getting the Floating Bridge to run at the times the old service used to - 5am, then into the wee hours.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Explore inside Appley Tower during open day

appley tower

There'll be a host of free activities and entertainment including tree climbing, children’s craft activities, guided walks, wildlife recording, story-telling, poetry reading, giant bubbles and much more.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

Project promoting lasting and beneficial effects of cycling lauded

cycling

A scheme on the Isle of Wight receives praise from other local authorities, after encouraging visitors to cycle while holidaying on the Island and continue when they get back home.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 8:28am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s director of children’s services awarded OBE

steve crocker

Congratulations to the Isle of Wight Council’s director of children’s services, Steve Crocker, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Saturday, 9th June, 2018 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 traffic plans published

iw festival traffic map

The Isle of Wight Festival traffic management plans have been approved and the road traffic plan now available for the public to view. See the map within the article.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 6:27pm

By IW Council Press Office

Consultation for combined Fire Authority with Hampshire set to go ahead

Handshake:

The report suggests a combined fire authority with Hampshire would "improve levels of service, including in key preventative areas such as community and business safety initiatives". Cabinet members will be asked to approve the public consultation.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council form partnership with Chinese region

Chinese delegation

A memorandum of agreement has been formed between Enshi in Western China and the Isle of Wight. The partnership will focus on sharing knowledge, promoting collaboration between the two territories, and looking to develop a programme of exchange between businesses, students and organisations.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 12:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight voluntary groups honoured with Queen’s Awards

Discussing donations:

Volunteers "beavering away at grassroots level are the active lifeblood of our communities", says The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee chair, former broadcast journalist Sir Martyn Lewis.

Monday, 4th June, 2018 2:42pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Council invests in life-saving defibrillator

defibrillator at county hall

With more than 400 people working at County Hall and many visitors to the building, this potentially life-saving equipment is a welcome addition.

Friday, 1st June, 2018 5:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Average age of scam victim is 75, ‘don’t get stung’ warns council

hmrc scam

Did you know that about 3.2 million people fall victim to scams each year and the average age of a scam victim is 75. The IWC are warning “don’t get stung” as part of National Scams Awareness Month (June).

Friday, 1st June, 2018 5:11pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments