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October 26, 2020
Isle of Wight Council support for vulnerable families and children

Following the national debate about the provision of free school meals during the school holidays and aware of the significant and increasing numbers of deprived families on the Island, council leader Dave Stewart has confirmed that the Isle of Wight Council remains committed to ensuring all Island children and families in need of vital food […]

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October 25, 2020
Isle of Wight Fostering service

Every year, children on the Isle of Wight will require foster carers. Whether their parents have been taken ill, find themselves unable to cope with the demands of childcare, or through more tragic circumstances, these children need your help.Foster carers will take children into their own home for a temporary period - a month, a […]

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October 24, 2020
UKSA’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal makes working visit to Cowes 9th October 2020

UKSA was honoured to welcome their Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to their site in  Cowes on the morning of 9th October 2020 for an update on our Building Better Futures campaign.  Launched by The Princess Royal in 2017, UKSA is privileged to have the continued support of our Patron, including a reception […]

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October 24, 2020
Islanders urged not to be complacent to Covid threat

As the government announces a new three-tier system of local Covid alert levels - with the Island in the 'medium' category - Islanders have been urged not to let their guard down in the continuing fight against coronavirus.  Council leader Dave Stewart has called on residents to make a renewed effort to follow national guidance […]

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October 20, 2020
Hovertravel tunes in to Isle of Wight Radio

Hovertravel has signed a deal to play Isle of Wight radio exclusively at both of its terminals. Hovertravel has terminals in Ryde and Southsea. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “The feedback from our customers was that they wanted local news, relevant to the area they were travelling to or from. Our visitors […]

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August 4, 2020
The Nature Premium campaign

The Nature Premium campaign has been launched by a small group of volunteers with a brilliant idea.  We believe that regular experiences of nature via an early years or school setting will support children to be happier and healthier and help them recover from lockdown.  This campaign is designed to benefit all UK children.  If […]

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August 4, 2020
Trail-blazing housing and jobs scheme to set the standard for future development

Nature and sustainability are at the heart of a flagship affordable housing and rural business park scheme which the Isle of Wight Council and its partners hope will serve as an exemplar for future development on the Island. The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded the council £2.4 million under the government’s 'Getting Building Fund' […]

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August 4, 2020
Come and join in the Planet Aware Ocean Challenge this summer.

The challenge is a series of 7 tasks to get people of all ages out to the coast and having fun while learning about some of the issues our Ocean faces. The Planet Aware Ocean Challengewas developed from an original idea suggested by University of Portsmouth marine biology student Kai Grundy.  The Challenge is aimed at […]

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August 4, 2020
Waterside Pool Ryde Open

 It’s good news for Ryde charity Waterside Community Trust as it reopens it’s doors from Monday 3rd August. Following months of careful planning to bring the centre up to covid secure guidelines, the Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome back it’s members and the public alike. On Friday, it was the perfect day with the […]

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