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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Help is on hand for Isle of Wight victims of domestic abuse

love shouldn't hurt written on woman's back

In less than a year, The Dragonfly Project has trained more than 70 community champions across the Island to help identify victims of domestic violence

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 5:35pm

By IW Council Press Office

Photos reveal extent of hygiene failures at fish and chip shop over with £5,000 of fines

dirty deep fat fryer at fat harrys

There were a string of offences at the fish and chip shop which resulted in £5,000+ in fines for the owner and manager

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

£500,000 grant could bring vital flood defences for East Cowes

East Cowes ferry terminal :

A bid to secure £500,000 in government funding to better protect homes and businesses in East Cowes from tidal flooding is being put forward by The Environment Agency

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 12:20pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Belgrave Road landslip: Island Roads monitoring around the clock

Belgrave Road on Tuesday morning

The public are reminded to respect the road closures in place and not put themselves at risk by entering the area. The council say it's neither safe nor practical for them to take any steps to intervene at this stage

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council set out arrangements for All Saints’ and Yarmouth schools

control key on laptop

The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Prison sentence after 1,000 fake goods found at Isle of Wight address

fake goods found by police

Traces of lead were found in some of the counterfeit makeup being sold from an Isle of Wight address

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 4:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight sees improvement in recycling rates: Islanders thanked

recycle reduce reuse grafitti

With the national recycling average at 45.1%, the Island is at least ten percentage points ahead, taking it closer to England's top ten list

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 10:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council make decision on Tour of Britain cycle race plans

OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 2: Kelso to Kelso, Scotland

The tour regularly attracts the world’s top cyclists, including Olympic and world champions and Tour de France winners, who compete over eight days each September in the UCI ProSeries event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Subject to Yarmouth Governors, Isle of Wight Cabinet make decision over West Wight schools

The Cabinet plans are subject to a decision by the Governing Body of Yarmouth School, due to be made on Monday

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight could host start and finish of 2021 Tour of Britain cycle race

Sport - Cycling - OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 1: Glasgow to Kirkcudbright, Scotland - The peloton out on the roads.

Hosting the start and finish of the Tour of Britain could be a major coup for the Isle of Wight, but it's dependent on raising £340,000 of sponsorship

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 9:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council say All Saints’ school closure depends on decision of Yarmouth govenors

save all saints banner

Any decision to close the school by Cabinet next Thursday (9 January) will be subject to the governing body of Yarmouth Primary School taking a decision to relocate their school

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office