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.

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Undercliff Drive Scandal: John Lawson Gets The Boot

They’re dropping like flies. John Lawson, former Deputy Chief Executive, is the latest casualty in the costly investigation into the unlawful procurement of High-Point Rendel. He tried to resign last week, but the

Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 12:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Local Author To Appear At Freshwater Library

A FASCINATING talk on the history of the Isle of Wight will be given at Freshwater Library in

Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 11:15am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Pledging To Recycle Loads of Rubbish

Isle of Wight primary and middle schools are taking part in a new scheme aimed at rewarding students for their efforts to recycle waste. The Recycling Rewards for Schools scheme aims to encourage students

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 2:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ghostly Goings On At Shanklin Library Over Christmas

AS the winter nights draw in Shanklin Library is hosting a spooky book signing event in the run up to

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 11:13am

By IW Council Press Office

Time to Apply for Concessionary Fares

If you are an Island resident aged over 60 or you have a disability then you should qualify for the new free concessionary bus fare scheme run by the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 9:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive Update: Steve Matthews Gets The Chop

Just had this press release in from the council. Another one bites the dust eh! On Friday (Oct 19), the Investigatory and Disciplinary Sub-Committee took the decision to dismiss Steve Matthews the council’s head of

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007 9:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Newport To Rome Cycle Ride Aims To Buy Vital Hospital Equipment

FIREFIGHTERS planning to cycle between Newport and Rome are set to make a major announcement about the vital hospital equipment they hope their effort will provide for

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007 8:44pm

By IW Council Press Office

Getting The Online Safety Message Across To Island Youngsters

The Isle of Wight Council is continuing to help teach students how to stay safe while surfing the World Wide Web. In partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, an Internet Safety Team is visiting local schools

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007 3:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council To Commemorate Former Staff Killed In WWII

The Isle of Wight Council is holding a commemoration service next month to honour those members of staff who lost their lives during World War II. A memorial plaque is currently displayed at County

Monday, 22nd October, 2007 2:51pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Gribble Trouble Tackled By Isle of Wight Council

IT SOUNDS like something out of Star Trek but the IW Council is currently grappling with its own episode of Gribble

Saturday, 20th October, 2007 12:00pm

By IW Council Press Office

Council Supports Chelsea Pensioners Appeal

Several guests including councillors, the Island’s Lord Lieutenant and the Chairman of Isle of Wight Council will be attending a special fund-raising event in Cowes for the Chelsea Pensioners later this month. A luncheon

Friday, 19th October, 2007 4:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Heritage Consultation On The Isle of Wight

WHAT DOES the word ‘heritage’ mean to the people of the Isle of

Friday, 19th October, 2007 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office