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 want to hear how you think recycling efforts could be improved

reduce reuses recycle graffiti

Residents are invited to share suggestions of how future improvements could be made to help the Isle of Wight recycle more and reduce less waste

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 6:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school attendance higher in autumn term when compared with other areas

school sign

Cllr Brading encourages people not to speculate about who might have tested positive for Covid-19 in school settings

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New funding for community groups delivering supporting vulnerable Islanders during lockdown

WW Hub Logo and photos of Michel and Dave - volunteers

If you are a community group delivering services to support the wellbeing and practical needs of vulnerable Islanders, you could be eligible for funding of up to £1,000

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 2:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight’s first early years SEN hub a step closer

pre-school - child with crayons drawing

A preschool on the Isle of Wight has been awarded £37,000 to open the first early years SEN hub

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 12:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Illegal evictions will not be tolerated, say Isle of Wight council

man standing by window looking concerned

With a reported increase in harassment and illegal evictions, the Isle of Wight council say these will not tolerated and they will take action where necessary

Monday, 16th November, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council leader reminds Prime Minister of his Island Deal promise

Boris Johnson

It's been a year since Boris Johnson promised the Isle of Wight an Island Deal to make up for the extra cost of providing services on an Island. So far nothing has materialised

Friday, 13th November, 2020 2:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Marine flare left in household waste caused dramatic explosion at waste plant (video)

CCTV of fare causing explosion inside waste recycling drum

CCTV inside a waste recycling drum caught the explosion on film yesterday at the Forest Road waste plant. Video and details within

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 4:19pm

By IW Council Press Office

Government grants now on offer to businesses affected by lockdown #2

closed but still awesome door sign

There are a range of grant amounts available to businesses who have been impacted by the second lockdown. Details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 11:07am

By IW Council Press Office

Look out for new Isle of Wight ‘Covid support officers’ on the Island’s streets

social distancing keep 2m apart sticker on shop floor

The 'Covid support officers' will officially hit the streets this week, and leader of the Isle of Wight council asks those approached by them to cooperate and be respectful

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Vulnerable Isle of Wight residents urged to take extra care during lockdown

better days are coming poster

Isle of Wight council seeks to reassure Islanders that help is on hand for anyone who is adversely impacted by Coronavirus. Details within

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 8:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Watch Service of Remembrance – held at Carisbrooke Castle – online this Sunday

Remembrance Service at Carisbrooke Castle

The Service of Remembrance, held in the memorial garden at Carisbrooke Castle earlier this week, can be watched online this Sunday

Friday, 6th November, 2020 3:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council introduce 30 mins free parking in certain parts of Newport during lockdown

Map of Newport's Free Parking during lockdown

Around 35 parking bays are being switched to free 30 minutes parking during lockdown #2. Don't forget to grab a ticket still though

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 7:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments