What happens next now the council leaders have resigned?

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

With both the Leader and his deputy resigning today - the question arises - 'What next?' The council has just laid out what follows.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 11:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 19 readers' comments

Call to private landlords for help in housing families fleeing war torn Syria

Syrian bombed apartments

Up to five families fleeing war-torn Syria will be resettled on the Isle of Wight for up to five years. The council are appealing to private landlords to help house the families - for which the government is covering the costs.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with 19 readers' comments

Council asks residents to look out for neighbours during the cold snap

Respite care :

The cold snap forecasted for the next few days could increase the health risks of vulnerable residents, including the elderly and those with serious illnesses. Look out for your neighbours.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 1:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Major roadworks at St George’s Way progressing well

roadworks send help

Road works in the St George’s Way area of Newport are going well and currently on schedule to be completed in March as planned.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 12:33pm

By IW Council Press Office

Avian Flu: Latest advice on how to protect your poultry

chickens being protected from Avian Flu

The Isle of Wight council share this latest update on the Avian Flu situation and provide advice and links to more information.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 10:18am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New man to oversee PFI contract

Gordon Kendall

Cllr Ian Stephens has stepped down from the Isle of Wight council executive. His replacement returns to the Executive after resigning back in 2015.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 2:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Jobseekers to be offered sustainable transport support

Electric Bike

Isle of Wight Council has launched a new scheme to support jobseekers with travel to interviews and employment.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 10:40am

By IW Council Press Office

Largest number of young people to receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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The largest number of young people for many years will gather to receive their Duke of Edinburgh awards at the annual DofE awards ceremony this week.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 2:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Nearly £1m boost to help independent living on the Isle of Wight

downs syndrome happy lad

Additional capital funding of £475,000, plus match funding from partners amounts to £900,000 - providing a real boost to services the Isle of Wight council is able to offer residents with learning disabilities.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office

Young Isle of Wight ‘Inspectors’ recognised at award ceremony

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The Young Inspectors provide feedback on activities and services to the council’s Short Breaks service for those who have a disability and/or additional needs.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 10:55am

By IW Council Press Office

Funding round open for Isle of Wight youth projects

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Grants of up to £20,000 can be made for organisations to deliver youth opportunities and positive activities in a safe and social environment.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 10:30am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council open usually closed routes to help ease Newport congestion


Two roads normally closed to traffic have been opened in order to ease congestion in Newport.

Wednesday, 21st December, 2016 2:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments