Isle of Wight Christmas recycling and waste collection days for 2018/19

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Christmas is almost here and Amey staff who collect your waste and recycling deserve some time off too, so don't forget to check when your rubbish will be picked up.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:52pm

By IW Council Press Office

Reminder to have your say on future of Isle of Wight AONB

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The responses to the consultation will form part of the ongoing review into protected landscapes – led by Julian Glover – which is ensuring our National Parks and AONBs can be fit for the 21st century.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry

Over half of questionnaire responders agree with Southampton clean air zone charging plans

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Due to the “unprecedented” number of responses by Southampton residents to the clean air zone consultation, the council's response to Westminster will have to be delayed.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 2:54pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

New fines for people who pass waste onto rogue ‘man and van’ for disposal

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CLA welcomes new government measures to tackle fly-tipping, but argues they are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the fight against waste crimes.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:46am

By Michael Sims with 2 readers' comments

MHI Vestas forecasts 1,100 new jobs thanks to new blade production

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A new blade mould arrives at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, bringing with it a forecast of 1,100 direct and indirect jobs in the region, as well as £42m million additional economic benefit per year.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 12:01am

By Heather Wilkins with 2 readers' comments

You can help influence future vision for Isle of Wight landscapes

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Isle of Wight AONB is encouraging Islanders to take part in this major review by the Government and help shape the vision for the Island's landscapes.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 2:09pm

By Joel Bateman

Green energy scheme that benefits 1000s on Isle of Wight could close

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Figures show that thousands of households on the Isle of Wight have benefitted from a soon-to-be scrapped green energy scheme.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 8:06am

By Harriet Clugston with 2 readers' comments

Free screenings: The Ecoisland vision – how it fell apart and ultimately ended in tragedy

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There are several free screenings across the Isle of Wight of David George's documentary about the Eco Island vision and how it ultimately ended in tragedy.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 9:26am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras to promote Biosphere Island in 2019

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Next year's Mardi Gras Carnival will be supporting the Isle of Wight's bid for the Island to become a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:23am

By Tracy Underwood with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Climate Coalition can help inform you on effects of global warming

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The Isle of Wight Climate Coalition are raising awareness of the catastrophic consequences for our planet from the damaging effects of global warming. See them in Newport on Saturday.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 4:16pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council to consider introduction of eco ‘cargo bikes’

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Driven by a government initiative for sustainable transport. a feasibility study into the introduction of an ‘e-cargo’ bikes scheme, which could replace van delivery for smaller goods, has been commissioned by the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 9:47am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Here’s why Hampshire street lights will be turning off and when

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If you happen to be driving through Hampshire in the early hours of the morning and wonder why residential street lights are turned off, here's the explanation and what will happen.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 1:27pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter