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WIGHT WE WANT WORKSHOP

The IW Council’s Regeneration Team are holding the next area regeneration workshop on Thursday 15th February in the Ballroom, Northwood House from 7pm to 9pm.

The first session, held at the end of November, was well attended and helped identify three key issues which will be explored in more depth at this second workshop:

  • Lower than average wage
  • Schools and the education system
  • The Medical Centre and the number of GPs

All are welcome to attend. It would be helpful if you are able to confirm your attendance by emailing regeneration@iow.gov.uk to assist with catering for refreshments.

LIGHTS OF LOVE CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

This year’s carol service, in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, took place on Thursday 7th December at Cowes Methodist Church, Birmingham Road.  Pictured is Councillor Paul Fuller, Mayor of Cowes Town Council, presenting a donation to Mike Edmonds, Director of Finance for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight.

FESTIVE LIGHTING


The town’s festive lights were switched on by Mr Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL on Saturday, 18th November, in Cowes High Street.   There was a great turnout to see the lights turned on.  We would like to say a special thank you to Alan and his wife Alison, and to everyone who attended.

 

 

SEVEN DAY ACCESS TO GP SURGERY APPOINTMENTS – For more details, please click here.

CASHPOINT UPDATE – For information regarding cashpoints in Cowes, please click here.

OUTDOOR MOBILE GYM INSTALLED AT NORTHWOOD RECREATION GROUND

The Town Council have extended the static gym equipment sited at Northwood Recreation Ground.  Six pieces of mobile gym equipment, which have been selected to give users the opportunity to exercise different parts of the body, have been added to the existing outdoor gym.  The gym is already proving to be a very popular addition to this well-used recreational area.  We hope members of the public will enjoy using the new equipment.

SEAFRONT SHELTER OFFICIALLY OPENED

Former Mayor of Cowes, Mr Geoff Banks, performed the official opening of the Shelter on Saturday 1 July in front of a small crowd of Councillors, guests and members of the public.

FLOATING BRIDGE ISSUES

The Isle of Wight Council have set up an email address specifically for residents’ queries/comments on the floating bridge, along with a web page which contains FAQs. Further information will be added to this page when available.

The web page address is:  https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Cowes-Floating-Bridge/Floating-Bridge-Number-6

The email address is:  Floating.Bridge@IOW.gov.uk

AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL ON THURSDAY 18th MAY 2017, COUNCILLOR PAUL FULLER WAS ELECTED TOWN MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR LORA PEACEY-WILCOX AS HIS DEPUTY.

COMMONWEALTH DAY 2017

The 52 countries of the Commonwealth celebrated Commonwealth Day 2017, marking 40 years since Commonwealth Day became a global celebration marked on the same day every year, on the second Monday in March. The Mayor and Councillors were delighted to raise the Commonwealth Flag in Francki Place, Cowes.

 

 

TREE-MENDOUS

Islanders have recycled 40 per cent more natural Christmas trees in 2017 compared to 2016. This year, 2174 bookings were made to collect trees; which are then sent for composting, compared with 1530 bookings last year. This year’s Christmas stars on the Christmas tree recycling league were Cowes, with residents in the town making 428 bookings. Ryde were second with 309 and Newport third with 284. Each of the towns significantly increased the amount of trees recycled compared to 2016, with Cowes residents almost doubling the amount of bookings made.

Well done Cowes!

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL INTRODUCES MOBILE HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CENTRE

Please see the timetable below for dates when the Mobile Recycling Centre is visiting Cowes.

The MRC will not accept items not listed below, including black bags/non recyclable waste, commercial waste, white goods/large appliances and garden waste.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

  • Small electrical appliances (i.e. toaster, hairdryer, mobile phones)
  • Batteries (household only)
  • Bulbs/fluorescent tubes
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Printer cartridges
  • CDs & video tapes
  • Scrap metal (Max 1m in length and 30cm width)
  • Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Paint tins (lids must be on)

 

Full details are available on the Isle of Wight Council’s website – to view, please click here

TIMETABLE*:

JANUARY 2018
23 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm
31 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm

*Please note the timetable is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS – MUNICIPAL YEAR 2017 – 2018

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Council meeting  – the next Cowes Town Council meeting takes place on Thursday 1 February 2018 in The Library, Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes PO31 8AZ at 7.00pm.