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]

‘Best example of Roman bath suite in southern Britain’ opens again on the Isle of Wight next week

Two boys Discovering Newport Roman Villa

The incredible remains of an Isle of Wight third century Roman farmhouse — said to be the 'best example of a Roman bath suite in southern Britain' - opens again next week

Friday, 31st July, 2020 11:39am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Tailored support for unpaid carers on the Isle of Wight launched

Available from tomorrow (Saturday), the service will offer tailored support to best meet the needs and aspirations of Isle of Wight carers, enabling them to carry on looking after their relatives, friends and neighbours

Friday, 31st July, 2020 11:06am

By IW Council Press Office

Support for Isle of Wight residents most in need will continue as shielding officially ends

elderly woman's hands

The Isle of Wight Council has pledged to continue its work in supporting around 6,000 residents who are currently shielded or isolated, so they can begin the transition to become self-dependent again with confidence

Thursday, 30th July, 2020 10:42am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Government launch Covid-19 ‘action cards’ in event of an outbreak

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

The action cards provide specific advice on the issues each type of organisation may face now lockdown restrictions have been eased

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office

St Mary’s roundabout: Critical phase of works will bring further disruption (Maps)

St Mary's junction roadworks

Maps show the changes to the traffic flows for the next few months as the roadworks at St Mary's (roundabout) junction continue

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 2:36pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight ferry passenger instructions for residents returning from Spain


The statement has been jointly issued by the Isle of Wight council, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel. Details within

Monday, 27th July, 2020 5:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Leisure Centres to reopen to existing members

woman working out in a gym by Danielle Cerullo

From next week existing members of 1Leisure will be able to return to their gyms. Details within

Friday, 24th July, 2020 3:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council shortlisted for Achievement Awards

Achievement awards logo

The Isle of Wight council CEO says, "Our staff are passionate about being positive, forward looking and most of all responsive to our Island’s needs"

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 1:26pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Enforcement officers re-deployed during lockdown to deliver PPE, food parcels and more

enforcement officers standing by their vans

The Isle of Wight council's enforcement officers also marshalled traffic at the Island's Covid-19 testing centre

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

FastCat: Hopes for upturn in Ryde businesses, says IWC Leader

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Chair of the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board. says he hopes that with the new, more positive messaging about using public transport and school holidays we will see real growth in foot passenger numbers

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Don’t miss your chance to vote in the next elections: Return Isle of Wight council’s electoral registration form

mep election polling card

The annual canvass ensures that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Make sure you return your letter from the council once it arrives

Monday, 20th July, 2020 1:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s library service introduce new ordering system

Illustration of person holding ipad, library tickets and books

Libraries are not yet open to the public, but a new ordering system means you can place an order and pick up books of your choice. Details within

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment