Grants to support activities for children with disabilities and/or additional needs

disabled access day man on bike

The funding is intended for equipment for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare services to allow further opportunities for those with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:35am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council approve next stage in West Wight school plans

children and teachers on grass

The council say the recommendations now being taken forward are "felt to provide the best opportunity to secure long-term educational and financial stability for West Wight families and schools"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:14am

By IW Council Press Office

Emergency winter night shelter returning to former school site

homeless man in portugal

The local authority is opening an emergency winter shelter at the former Barton Primary School site in Newport. The service will be led by the Salvation Army.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 1:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Families supported by Children’s Services take part in ‘Have your say’ week

Young people taking part in paintballing

As well as participating in fun activities, the week provided an opportunity for children, families and carers to give their feedback and ideas on the services delivered by the council

Monday, 7th October, 2019 9:22am

By IW Council Press Office

Frightfully good fun for the family this half term

people at the villa

At half term, Newport Roman Villa will be open for three activity craft days and for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden.

Friday, 4th October, 2019 2:02pm

By IW Council Press Office

Charity fundraising cycling app on track to hit 50,000km – mystery prize on offer

looking over handlebars of bike down the cycle path

The PedalAid user who hits the magic 50,000 kilometre target will win a mystery prize. Will it be you?

Friday, 4th October, 2019 1:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde House residents given breathing space following meeting with Isle of Wight council


Eviction notices had been served after a dispute over the level of care the Isle of Wight council would cover.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 7:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Cabinet to vote on West Wight school closure plans next week

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

After the earlier withdrawal of plans to close at least one school in the West Wight, they are back on the table and will be voted on next week.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council show their support for the skateboarding community

Skate Safe leaflet cover

The number of children, young people (and not so young!) who are taking up skateboarding on the Island is growing.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 8:35am

By IW Council Press Office

Expect delays as water main works resume on Staplers Road

Wootton Bridge road works

Southern Water project manager, Peter Simmons, said local residents had been informed of the latest works which were designed to “safeguard supplies for the community effectively into the future.”

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 1:16pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council ‘take the opportunity’ to replace second prow on floating bridge

floating bridge suspended

The floating bridge will not be back into service for at least another week, with the Isle of Wight council saying they’re ‘taking the opportunity’ to replace the other prow and hinge.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Seven days’ eviction notice for residents with learning disabilities


The council – which provides funding to meet the residents’ care and support needs - has been trying to personally contact the affected families to explain the situation and what is being done on their behalf.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 4:45pm

By IW Council Press Office