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Category: Local Services

September 16, 2021
Arts Council England boost for Island

The Isle of Wight is set to benefit from increased investment from Arts Council England over the next three years. The Island has been named as one of 11 Priority Places across the South West in Art Council England’s delivery plan for 2021-24. This will see increased staff resources and financial cultural investment from Arts […]

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September 16, 2021
Isle of Wight Against Scams Partnership

Trading Standards have a few unusual scams to warn about this week We were contacted by a resident who had lost his cat and reported it on various lost pet websites. He received a phone call from a gentleman who told him that the cat had been found and had x rays and been checked over […]

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August 1, 2021
Don't miss out on free activities for children this summer

The Isle of Wight Council is reminding parents that some free spaces are still available for children on several activities and food schemes being run this summer holiday. A wide range of activities are on offer for all ages — from dance and theatre workshops to sports and outdoor programmes — which also provide a […]

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June 22, 2021
Hovertravel & Wessex Cancer Trust team up to support travelling patients

Hovertravel & Wessex Cancer Trust team up to support travelling patients Hovertravel has announced an enhanced boarding procedure for patients, developed in conjunction with the Wessex Cancer Trust. Patients with the Wessex Cancer Trust lanyard will be allowed to pre-board, ahead of other customers, if they wish. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, explains: […]

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June 22, 2021
Deputy Lord Lieutenant visits Jigsaw Family Support

he Jigsaw Family Support centre in Ryde welcomed Graham Biss, Deputy Lord Lieutenant, to take a tour and find out more about the charity's vital work supporting families on the Island. The visit was part of a series being undertaken by the Lord Lieutenant and her deputies to community groups to thank them for their ongoing […]

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April 18, 2021
Island's libraries to reopen their doors

Good news for the Isle of Wight's library users, as strict lockdown rules are eased and council-run libraries are able to get back to a more normal service.  In recent weeks library customers have been able to visit their local council-run library to return books, collect books they have reserved, and to pick up book […]

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March 17, 2021
'Community Collect' now available for households of school and nursery-age pupils and school staff

With the full return to school underway, regular coronavirus testing is available for free, for all households with nursery, primary, secondary and college age children and young people. This includes households in associated childcare and support bubbles, and those with school staff and adults working in the wider school community, such as supply teachers, school […]

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March 17, 2021
Celebrating World Social Work Day 2021

The integral role played by social workers in supporting many of the Island's most vulnerable residents is being recognised today on World Social Work Day (16 March). The integral role played by social workers in supporting many of the Island's most vulnerable residents is being recognised today on World Social Work Day (16 March). Simon Homes, principal […]

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March 1, 2021
£82,000 secured for Waterside Pool

A community swimming pool in Ryde has secured vital funding to help it face the challenges of coronavirus.  The charity-run Waterside Pool will benefit from a £82,000 cash windfall from the National Leisure Centre Recovery Fund, launched by Sport England last year. The money will help plug significant COVID-relayed losses sustained by the pool during […]

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