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Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

New fencing planned to ‘counter issues of anti-social behaviour’

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In an attempt to tackle anti-social behaviour, fencing is to be installed around the library in Newport. Final design yet to be agreed, but temporary fencing has been put up this week.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 1:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council finalise their budget proposal for 2019/20

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The council have now announced what they will have in their budget proposals for 2019/20. It will be voted upon at the budget meeting on 28th February.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 7:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Here are the ups and downs of the council’s revised plans to increase car parking income

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Isle of Wight council are leading with "We're not increasing daily parking charges", sweetening the pill for their new and increased parking changes in other areas.

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 5:59pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council appoints new permanent Director of Neighbourhoods

Colin Rowland

The new Director of Neighbourhoods says his aim will be to support staff in "further improving the efficiency and effectiveness" of services for the benefit of the Island’s residents and visitors.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 9:09am

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Sexual abuse and violence is not OK, say Isle of Wight council

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Cllr Outlaw says, "The message is slowly being heard – sexual abuse and sexual violence is not OK. We can only add to this by encouraging everyone to participate in the discussions, not only victims and survivors, but all of us can help shine a light."

Monday, 4th February, 2019 8:43am

By IW Council Press Office

Talk of Digital Hub on Isle of Wight opening

OnTheWight has long been an enthusiastic supporter of encouraging the growth of tech on the Isle of Wight, believing it's a great opportunity for Islander to train up and raise their income levels. The council have engaged a London-based agency to help.

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 11:48am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Cheaper bus travel for Isle of Wight apprentices

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A project to promote work-based sustainable travel – has agreed deal with Southern Vectis to enable apprentices to benefit from an 80 per cent discount on 30-day, multi-day Key Card.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde Arena: Court proceedings now hold as AEW push to arbitration

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Cllr Wayne Whittle said "it is disappointing that it [AEW] continues to find ways of doing anything positive to finally resolve the future of the facility for the community of Ryde".

Monday, 28th January, 2019 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council offer tips and advice ahead of cold snap

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As the colder weather approaches it may increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. The council provide important guidance and tips on preparing for and what to do in cold weather.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 10:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Council offering £2 Floating Bridge ‘Oyster card’ for free until April

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Don't get too excited, but for a limited period, Isle of Wight council are offering to give you their Floating Bridge 'Oyster Card', so you can load credit up on the card, to gradually spend on floating bridge journeys. The upside? You'll pay less for the journeys.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 6:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cabinet back Combined Fire Authority plans

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The Cabinet approve the plans to be part of a combined fire authority with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. The final decision will rest with the Home Secretary, and not expected to be made until the autumn.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 5:49pm

By IW Council Press Office