An Isle of Wight Council initiative to help residents get a foot onto the property ladder is set to get the go-ahead. A delegated decision report published today recommends the council establishes a £1m First Time Buyer Fund .
A list of schemes to improve accessibility, road safety and traffic management on the Isle of Wight’s transport network has been announced.
Council tax on the Isle of Wight will remain frozen for a third successive year. Council leader David Pugh said careful budget management had enabled the council to not only keep council tax at 2011/12 levels but also to continue to introduce initiatives that would benefit residents and the economy.
A number of steps designed to strengthen child protection and education services on the Isle of Wight have been announced.
The opening hours of a night shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough are being extended while the icy weather remains.
Healthwatch Isle of Wight, the new organisation that from April will provide a voice for local users of health and social care services, has been appointed.
Further details have been released about how residents can spread the cost of their Isle of Wight council tax over a full year.
Public services on the Island are seeking views on their plans to make the Island a healthier, safer, wealthier and more environmentally-friendly place.