Isle of Wight CCG powers could be lost to the mainland

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Some NHS commissioning activities will now be undertaken with other CCGs in Hampshire and NHS England.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 2:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Southampton gets cash to make 145 city buses greener

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This latest news ties in with the introduction of a Clean Air Zone charge in Southampton, as reported by OnTheWight last year.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 1:45pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Improvements needed at Isle of Wight care home with ‘lack of consideration’

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Although CQC inspectors found the Isle of Wight residential care home ‘good’ in responsiveness, it requires improvement in all other areas — safety, effectiveness, care and the leadership at the home.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 1:12pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Studio School: ‘Listening period’ for closure plans comes to an end

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Campaigners say if the regional schools commissioner accepts the proposal to close the school, despite hundreds of students, parents, businesses and organisations putting forward strong and valid arguments, he won't have ‘listened’.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Was Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO misled over bullying being tackled? ask GMB

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The GMB say the NHS Trust's words about tackling the culture of bullying and harassment ring hollow as there are bullying grievances still outstanding from November last year.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 4:47pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Some drivers waiting 20 minutes to pay for parking at St Mary’s

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Isle of Wight NHS say patients no longer have the worry of their parking ticket running out if their appointment overruns, but some say they've had to wait 20 minutes to pay for parking.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 2:26pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

No official Isle of Wight Royal Wedding street parties organised

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Perhaps it's the cost of an official road closure that's putting Islanders off. According to the Isle of Wight council, there are no official Royal Wedding street parties on the Island this weekend.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 12:55pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

From Peace to Outlaw for Isle of Wight Community Safety and Public Protection

County Hall Chamber - Annual Meeting May 2018

As well as a Cabinet reshuffle, the Annual Meeting of the Isle of Wight council saw re-election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman as well as Chairs of the various committees.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 11:15am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Improvements needed at care home for people with learning disabilities

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The Isle of Wight Council said swift action had been taken to make improvements at its Seagulls Nursing Home and the council immediately implemented an action plan after the unannounced visit.

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 4:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Police Federation officers re-elect Apter as chief

John Apter - Police Federation

The role is one which represents the interests of constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 5:48pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter

Improvements needed at Isle of Wight care home

Inspectors found that the quality support team at the Isle of Wight care home had worked hard to improve the home, but improvements were needed in two specific areas of provision.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 4:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Council cabinet told not to ‘raise expectations’ they can’t deliver

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Affordable housing for young Islanders would be a main focus for the Isle of Wight, but cabinet members were advised to not ‘raise expectations you may not be able to deliver’.

Monday, 14th May, 2018 4:13pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments