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]

Waste collection crews thanked for efforts during lockdown

amey workers

As part of national Recycle Week, all those involved in the Island's waste and recycling service, delivered by the Isle of Wight Council in partnership with Amey, are being specially thanked for their tireless and selfless efforts during the ongoing pandemic.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 12:36pm

By IW Council Press Office

Changes to Local Council Tax Support Scheme will affect 5,300 Islanders: Have your say

people working at a desk with pen paper and laptop

This is your chance to share your views on the proposals. The changes could affect more than 5,300 existing working age claimants across the Island, with some potentially seeing an increase in their council tax support and others a reduction.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 12:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Find out what the Isle of Wight council has been up to in last year, as Annual Report published

IWC's C19 response infographic for August

Read the Isle of Wight council's Annual Report in full to see details of highpoints and progress of the corporate plan

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Accommodation plans for Isle of Wight homeless secures Government funding

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The successful bid will help fund supported accommodation for homeless people on the Isle of Wight. Full details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 11:22am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Government action needed to avoid Islanders travelling to mainland for Covid-19 testing says council leader

Cllr Dave Stewart

Leader of the council says its unacceptable that people are being expected to travel on the ferries to get a Covid-19 test

Friday, 18th September, 2020 11:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council tips to start accepting black bag rubbish

black bag rubbish on the street

You will still need to book a slot to attend, but can soon take kerbside general waste to Lynnbottom and Afton tips. Details within

Friday, 11th September, 2020 4:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council complete purchase of Venture Quays (updated)

Venture Quays

Dave Stewart says "acquiring these sites will protect Island jobs and preserve marine engineering in this location, as well as provide land for housing on a brownfield site"

Friday, 11th September, 2020 6:34am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Keep your eyes peeled for the invasive and highly damaging Asian Hornet

The asian hornet sitting on top of a pond

The Asian Hornet has the appetite to eat up to 50 Honey Bees in a single day and last year decimated Jersey’s bee population. Isle of Wight beekeepers ask residents to keep an eye out for them

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 2:45pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Changes to Isle of Wight Cabinet confirmed ahead of next meeting

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart says "Our priority continues to deliver on the authority's bold vision for the Island to be an inspiring place in which to grow up, live, work and visit"

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 4:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Pop-up cycle lanes aims to encourage more people onto their bikes

cycle lane

Some of the schemes involve only minor alterations to the highway, such as the removal of bollards and barriers to open up more space for pedestrians and cyclists, or the addition of cycle racks at convenient locations.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 11:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

Island Card: Isle of Wight council launch gift card scheme as part of Island’s ‘recovery blueprint’

blue paper bag

The Isle of Wight Council say they are looking to team up with local business associations, alongside town and parish councils, to develop pilot schemes in Newport and Ryde

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 4:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain why their Cowes Floating Bridge report will be delayed

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The Isle of Wight council had originally said that by the end of August they would have a date for the return to service of the Cowes Floating Bridge - With that looming on Monday here are their reasons for the delay

Saturday, 29th August, 2020 8:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 14 readers' comments