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The Isle of Wight Council are advising residents of changes to council services during the busy Isle of Wight Festival period, between Thursday 13th June and Monday 17th June.

Each affected service is listed below with details of the changes to that service.

Seaclose Office, Newport

Seaclose Office, Newport will be closed from 12 midday on Thursday (13th June) – partially reopening to the public from 08:30 on Monday 17th June (depending on the service required) and fully open to the public from 08:30 on Tuesday 18th June.

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Anyone attending this office between Monday 10th June and Thursday 13th June – Parking during this period only will be at the entrance to Seaclose Park on the grassed area.

Register Office

The Isle of Wight Council’s Register Office Marriage Room will temporarily move to County Hall in Newport during the festival. From Friday 14th June until close of business on Saturday 15th June, all civil ceremonies will be held at County Hall, Hight Street, Newport. The civil ceremonies will be back at Seaclose Park from Monday 17th June.

All birth, death and marriage notice appointments will remain at Seaclose offices throughout the festival. Seaclose offices will be closed on 14th June from 12 noon and all day on 15th June. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number 01983 823233. For further information, call the Register Office on 01983 823233.

Coroner’s Office

The Coroner’s Office will operate from Seaclose offices as usual, although there will be no provision for personal collection of paperwork from Thursday 13th June at 13:00 until Monday 17th June. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number 01983 823010.


The crematorium will be operate at its usual opening hours over the weekend of Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June, from 10:00 to 14:00.

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Planning/ICT offices

The council’s Planning Services office will be closed to the public from 12 midday Thursday 13th June, Friday 14th June, and Monday 17th June. In the days leading up to and after the festival there will be public access but parking will be extremely limited so customers are advised it may be better to avoid the Seaclose office, unless it is to attend a pre-arranged meeting. The office will be open as normal to the public from 08:30 on Tuesday 18th June.

Customers can check information and use the online services available on the council website at

Medina Leisure centre/Medina Theatre

Customers are advised that 1Leisure Medina will be closed for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival from 14:00 Thursday 13th June and will re-open at 07:00 on Monday 17th June. Westridge at Ryde and The Heights, Sandown will be open as normal throughout this period. Swimming lessons at Medina are cancelled from Wednesday 12th June to Saturday 15th June. The lessons will resume on Monday 17th June. For further information, email [email protected] or telephone 01983 823880.

Waste services

No changes will be made to the collection day of your waste or recycling. Ensure all waste is out by 07:00 (06:30 for Fairlee Road residents) on the day of collection, as routes maybe changed due to roads being affected by traffic diversions.

Festival complaints contact

If you have any concerns relating to noise or licensing issues during the Isle of Wight Festival, you can contact the Isle of Wight Council on 01983 823426. This is a 24-hour number.

For further council related information, including travel regarding the festival, visit


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