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Grants to support activities for children with disabilities and/or additional needs

disabled access day man on bike

The funding is intended for equipment for sports, recreation, leisure and childcare services to allow further opportunities for those with disabilities and/or additional needs.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:35am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits rises

Queue of people graffiti:

There’s been a small rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Concerns over plans by same group responsible for unauthorised clearance of hedges and flora at Scotchells Brook

The bridleway and flora

Residents have until Friday to have their say on plans by the developer who has an enforcement notice against them for clearing hedges, flora and fauna near Scotchells Brook, Lake without authorisation

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

radar - depressed woman

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

School funding is not ‘a bit tight’ it’s in crisis says NEU’s Isle of Wight officer

School classroom :

Bob Seely welcomes the funding and says he'll be arguing for an increase in the Island’s SEN budget, but Peter Shreeve from the NEU says a whole generation of children are missing out on a proper education

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Northwood Parish Council say there’s ‘not local need’ for additional housing

northwood planning

The Parish Council say the development would "contribute to an undesirable ribbon development, creating urban sprawl in an area where development would not be supported"

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes Queen’s Speech, with increase focus on victims

Michael Lane PCC and police officer

The PCC welcomes the re-balancing of the focus on violent crime, domestic abuse and Mental Health issues in the Queen's Speech

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:46pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 3 readers' comments

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets


An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

New Patron for Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat are very pleased to make this appointment public knowledge and extend a warm welcome to their new patron

Monday, 14th October, 2019 11:53am

By Philip Heron

Russian royal descendants visit town for memorial service

Mr and Mrs Kulikovsky-Romanov and HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov sitting on memorial bench in the rain

Cllr Love says the monument has been a "great success since its unveiling last year", allowing the community to participate and visitors to enjoy the town's heritage

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:06am

By Karl Love

True life modern slavery stories highlighted in Portsmouth performances

modern day slavery

The performances will take place in Portsmouth, with real life modern slavery experiences of individuals originating from the UK, Romania, Nigeria and Albania performed by actors

Monday, 14th October, 2019 8:34am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry