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]

£82,000 boost for swimming pool to help face impact of Coronavirus

Waterside Pool

Isle of Wight Council officers worked closely with staff and trustees of the Waterside Community Trust to put forward a bid

Friday, 26th February, 2021 10:07am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Deadline looming for ‘connect4communities’ funding say Isle of Wight council

fifty pound note

The grants are specifically intended to fund organisations to help families in need with food, energy and water bills

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 10:20am

By IW Council Press Office

Extra cash to go into supporting victims of domestic abuse

woman with black eyes holding card with smile on it in front of her face

The extra funding - as part of the 2020 Domestic Abuse Bill - will ensure those at risk of domestic abuse receive the right level of support

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 4:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Newport Harbour regeneration plans move to next stage

Artists impression of Newport Harbour regenerated

The changes mean investors will be able to negotiate longer leases with the Isle of Wight council, and it takes the brakes off the proposed plans for the Harbour

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 10:42am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Barnardo’s to continue helping families on the Isle of Wight

Child sitting on bench

Cllr Brading says he has "every confidence Barnardo’s will continue to deliver the same high-quality standard services"

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 6:28pm

By IW Council Press Office

Roundup of scams for Isle of Wight residents to note

woman in street using mobile phone

If you know a vulnerable person who might benefit from this information, please share it with them – it could save them from falling victim to one of these, or any other scam

Friday, 19th February, 2021 2:27pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight rapid Covid-19 testing: Here’s how to book

Covid test swab

The community rapid testing is available over the next six weeks for people who have a legitimate need to be out and about because they cannot work from home and do not have symptoms

Monday, 15th February, 2021 11:45am

By IW Council Press Office

Apply now for a postal vote for this year’s Isle of Wight council and local elections

Vote counting on election night ballot boxes arrive

If you're thinking about voting by post in the May elections, you can apply to do this now

Monday, 15th February, 2021 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council urges residents to sign up for paperless bills

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The council say that paperless billing will help reduce the cost of printing and postage, saving them money

Monday, 15th February, 2021 8:39am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

‘No one knows Isle of Wight better than its residents’ says councillor seeking brownfield land

blueprint architect drawings and pencil

The Isle of Wight Council is looking for suggestions of suitable land to add to the Island's list of brownfield sites

Monday, 15th February, 2021 8:10am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Roundup of scams for Isle of Wight residents to note

land line telephone with cord

If you know a vulnerable person who might benefit from this information, please share it with them – it could save them from falling victim to one of these, or any other scam

Saturday, 13th February, 2021 1:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Rapid Covid-19 testing for those without symptoms who can’t work from home

Person being covid tested with a swab through a window

Around one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms so could be spreading the disease without knowing it

Friday, 12th February, 2021 6:41pm

By IW Council Press Office