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]

Isle of Wight council’s library service introduce new ordering system

Illustration of person holding ipad, library tickets and books

Libraries are not yet open to the public, but a new ordering system means you can place an order and pick up books of your choice. Details within

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council to buy Venture Quays: Protecting marine manufacturing for ‘generations to come’

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council say investing in the prime waterfront site will not only protect at least 150 marine manufacturing jobs, but preserve key employment land for generations to come

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council shortlisted for two household recycling awards

recycle reduce reuse grafitti

The shortlist for two awards is testament to the hard work of officers, Amey and residents and visitors, says the Strategic Manager for Waste and Environment

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and partners launch new Visitor Charter to help economy ‘bounce back’

Welcome to the Isle of Wight poster

The Charter is designed to help the Isle of Wight's visitor economy "bounce back" from the impact of the Coronavirus lockdown

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Cross-Solent foot passenger numbers at around 15 per cent of normal levels say Isle of Wight council

Ryde Pier

The Isle of Wight council say they are closely monitoring the number of cross-Solent passengers in order to work out when the FastCat should be reinstated. Details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight playgrounds to reopen: Here’s how to stay safe if you visit them

children's playground

For the first time since the start of lockdown in March, Isle of Wight playgrounds will soon reopen. The council share this guidance on how to stay safe when visiting them

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 2:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Free Isle of Wight parking only available to certain keyworkers

parking meter

Cllr Ian Ward says "as lockdown measures are relaxed, it is no longer possible to continue providing free parking for all"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 10:00am

By IW Council Press Office

Stay safe on the Isle of Wight if you visit pubs and bars, say Council and Police

woman raising pint glass in pib

Isle of Wight Director of Public Health reminds Islanders the virus is still with us and we need to do we can to help to protect each other

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Cash boost for Isle of Wight organisations after 50,000km PedalAid target met by Sandown man

Ian Ward and Dave Stewart pedal aid photo shoot

With the PedalAid challenge target met, a donation will be made Isle of Wight Food Bank, Wight Brainy Bunch, the RNLI and Free Food in Sandown

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office

No late fees for library books returned after three month lockdown

book shelves in library

Isle of Wight libraries will be reopening from next week and those Islanders with items out on loan during the lockdown will be pleased to hear no late fees will be applied

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 3:42pm

By IW Council Press Office