There’ll be a rally in St Thomas’ Square in Newport next Wednesday (30th November) at 11.30am supporting the strike action taken by 100s of public sector workers over changes to pensions.
It was announced this morning that as well as many schools, all Isle of Wight Council libraries will also be closed next Wednesday due to the strike action.
These are Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Cowes, Freshwater and Ventnor as well as the mobile library.
If you’re a parent of a school-age child, don’t forget to check whether their school will be affected by the planned strike action.
Some schools have already stated that they will remain open, whilst others have made the decision to close or partially close.
Full details are available on the spreadsheet below which is being constantly updated.
Click on the tabs at the bottom to see primary, secondary, special or other schools.
Other areas affected
In addition to schools, other areas of public service will also be affected.
As we pointed out earlier in the week, the Cowes Floating Bridge will be suspended on 30 November with a passenger launch available for passengers and cyclists. If you’re driving, you’ll have to pop down to Newport and work your way back up either east of west of the Medina.
All children centres open as normal on 30 November and Medina Leisure Centre will be closed.
We’re told that frontline services for Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service will be unaffected.