Government intervenes to secure future of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Matt Thatcher, Manager of Isle of Wight Law Centre

Islanders will still be able to seek independent, confidential and impartial advice thanks to the hard work of the team at the Isle of Wight Law Centre.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petitions on Mental Health Day Care Centres and Forest Road traffic lights being presented to Isle of Wight Council

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A petition about the planned closure of mental health day centres and another about traffic lights on Forest Road following the fatal incident earlier in the year will be presented and debated by the council this week.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 3:55pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Public Health merger plans criticised over ‘lack of due diligence’

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Cllr Michael Lilley said the report did not provide due diligence, criticising the lack of a risk and value for money analysis or consideration of other options.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:12pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Social isolation a killer, say Island Labour in response to council plans to cut free travel

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For those with mental health problems, social isolation can be a killer, say Island Labour, in response to IWC's plans to cut free travel for some.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 11:32am

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council cabinet vote on West Wight school places issue

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Cllr Brading said, “Given only seven children attending Yarmouth actually live in the town and 69 live in Freshwater and Totland, it makes logical sense to propose the move to relocate Yarmouth CE Primary onto the All Saints’ site."

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

West Wight school consultation: Cllr sharing incorrect information, says Yarmouth Mayor (updated)

Delivering the petition at county hall

Cllr Cameron is minuted as stating that Yarmouth Town Council approve of the school closure when it is the opposite. A 1,882 strong petition was handed in this week to County Hall opposing the changes.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)

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From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

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One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Public meeting to have your say over planned closure of Mental Health Day Centres

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Ensure you voice is heard over the plans by the Isle of Wight council to close the mental health day centres.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 11:21am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight SEND demo shines light on ‘local scandal’

peter shreeve at demo

"A ‘local scandal’ - special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people are being failed," says Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:17pm

By Peter Shreeve

New service set up to replace Isle of Wight Local Area Coordinators

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The discontinued service has been revived as a community-owned organisation, called the LAC Isle of Wight Community Interest Company.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Closure of mental health day centres ‘a cut too far’ says Islander saved from suicide

george brewer on bbc news

A former service user at one of the Isle of Wight's mental health day centres, shares his story of being saved from suicide and why he believes closing the centres will be false economy that could end in tragedy.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 7:39am

By Colleen Brannon with 3 readers' comments