SOME council services will be affected while the Isle of Wight Festival takes place this weekend.

Seaclose Office, Newport, will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday, and will partially reopen to the public from 8.30am on Monday (depending on the service required) and fully open from 8.30am on Tuesday.

Anyone attending this office before Thursday (June 13) will only be able to park at the entrance to Seaclose Park on the grassed area.

The IW Council's Register Office Marriage Room will temporarily move to County Hall from Friday until close of business on Saturday.

All birth, death and marriage notice appointments will remain at Seaclose offices throughout the festival, although they will be closed on Friday from 12 noon and all day on Saturday. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number, 823233.

The Coroner’s Office will operate from Seaclose as usual, although there will be no provision for personal collection of paperwork from Thursday 1pm until Monday. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number, 823010.

The IW Crematorium will operate its usual opening hours over the weekend, from 10am to 2pm.

The IW Council’s Planning Services office will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday, Friday, and Monday.

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 to avoid it, unless it is to attend a pre-arranged meeting. The office will be open as normal to the public from 8.30am on Tuesday.

Customers are advised that 1Leisure Medina will be closed from 2pm on Thursday until 7am on Monday. Swimming lessons are cancelled from Wednesday to Saturday, and will resume on Monday.

Westridge at Ryde and The Heights, Sandown will be open as normal.

No changes will be made to the collection day of waste or recycling. Please ensure all waste is out by 7am (6.30am for Fairlee Road residents), as routes may be changed due to traffic diversions.

If you have any concerns relating to noise or licensing issues during the festival, contact the IW Council on 823426. This is a 24-hour number.

READ MORE: Festival traffic plan released.



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