Island Roads

Island Roads is now responsible for Isle of Wight roads until 2037 after the Conservative administration awarded them the contract under a PFI scheme.

Cub scouts get Island Roads safety lesson

Steve Ambrose with the cub pack.

As part of a safety talk, delivered to schools and youth groups by Island Roads, 1st Godshill and Rookley cubs formed teams to dress up Brian in full personal protection equipment.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 8:42am

By Gavin Foster

How much has Jay Jayasundara ‘saved’ from PFI contract you asked – Here’s what we found out

calculator and money

He’s been paid an extra £95,000 for six months’ work to find areas to cut from the Highways PFI contract (he originally received a £180k+/year package to design), but just how much will he be saving the council, OnTheWight asked.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Grant from Island Roads’ Foundation opens doors

Way forward and island roads

The new doors enable all visitors to the Way Forward’s HQ at Dodnor, particularly wheelchair users, to access the support services of the charity far more easily.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 5:04pm

By Gavin Foster

Resurfacing works planned for Isle of Wight seafront location

Shanklin Esplanade

The roadworks will be undertaken at a time when the coastal weather shouldn't hamper too much with the schedule, allowing work to be completed before the May Bank Holidays.

Friday, 1st March, 2019 7:18am

By Gavin Foster

Purpose-built home for Shanklin’s ‘pregnant’ squirrel

New squirrel tree house

A red squirrel that has set up home - possibly as it prepares to give birth - in branches of a tree that needs to be cut down as it's blocking a path, has been offered a "swanky new home".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 5:27pm

By Gavin Foster

Council positive about CIC taking on Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree karl love

Cllr Karl Love shares the latest news on the Umbrella Tree, which appears to be very positive in relation to the Umbrella Tree being allowed to possibly live out to the end of its life.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Karl Love

Island Roads staff raise thousands for Ability Dogs 5 Young People

Ability Dogs Island Roads (1)

Staff from Island Roads raised enough money for this charity to buy a new puppy and for it to be trained, so it can provide assistance to a disabled young person on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 2:21pm

By Gavin Foster

Umbrella Tree: Isle of Wight council demand puts future in ‘grave doubt’

umbrella tree

The Friends of the Umbrella Tree say the new demands from the Isle of Wight council put the future of the iconic tree in grave doubt. OnTheWight has the details.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Get your bids in for Isle of Wight Foundation funding

presenting the cheque

The search is on for Isle of Wight groups, charities and projects who are eligible for support in the next round of funding from the Isle of Wight Foundation.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 3:05pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight accessibility issues tackled at annual event

left to right Kevin Burton, Maureen Wakeman and Breeze, Laura Curwood, Pam Willingham and Magic, Jan Brookes

Staff at Island Roads took a keen interest in finding out how they could assist people with accessibility issues during the course of their work.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 10:22am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Road closed in Bembridge for emergency gas repairs

road ahead closed

Look out for the road closure in Bembridge as gas main repairs take place.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:24pm

By Sally Perry

Removing fallen tree not as simple as first thought

chine hollow

Island Roads are seeking advice from wildlife experts on how they can take action on a fallen tree without affecting squirrel drey.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 3:16pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment