Cllr Gary Peace: Resignation call after his IW Fire Revamp paper voted down

county hall and Cllr Gary Peace

A Ventnor town councillor says the Cabinet member responsible for the recently failed Fire Service revamp paper, Cllr Gary Peace, should be removed from his position.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 6:47am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Community pull together after family loses home to lightning strike

House fire

A community appeal for donations of toiletries, clothes etc has been set up as well as a Just Giving Page for the family who have lost everything in Saturday's lightning strike in Bembridge.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Cabinet deliver shock vote on revamp of Isle of Wight Fire Service

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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) had said that if the Cabinet approved the review of the Fire Service it will “put public safety at risk” and the Scrutiny Committee voted to scrap the plans.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Scrutiny Committee call for Isle of Wight Fire Service revamp to be scrapped

Fire engine

The Fire Brigades Union says that if the Isle of Wight Council Cabinet decide to go ahead with the revamp, it will prove there is no democratic process within the council and that they can steam roll through any decision they like.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 6:50pm

By William Murphy with one comment

Catch up: Scrutiny Committee on fire service review and floating bridge

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

OnTheWight will be reporting live from the April Extraordinary Scrutiny Committee where members will be considering the proposed fire service review and the an update on the Cowes Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fire Service revamp: IWC’s FAQ responses disputed

newport fire station full parade

Cabinet members argue they would never agree to something that would put Islanders at risk, however, those opposing the changes to the fire service claim if approved, "the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service will become less able to protect the residents, visitors and firefighters it serves".

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 12:43pm

By Sally Perry

Plans to explore Combined Fire Authority with Hampshire approved

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

The Principal Policy Adviser of the LGA says there is a strong argument to delay the decision, but council Leader, Dave Stewart, said they would not be "dithering" and the 23 Conservative councillors voted through the proposal.

Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Local councils ‘deeply concerned’ about Fire Service revamp plans

newport fire engine - iwc

Members of the Isle of Wight Association of Local Councils (IWALC) expressed their concerns about the plans to revamp the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Cabinet will be making their decision next month on the plans.

Thursday, 22nd March, 2018 11:08am

By Sally Perry

Live: Councillors discuss combining Fire Authority with others

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Members will be discussing the proposed pay policy, the new combined Fire Authority to include Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight authorities and the boundary review.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Have your say on proposed ‘combined fire authority’ with Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

Although the decision to revamp the Isle of Wight Fire service has been delayed for a month, this separate issue will go out to public consultation.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 5:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight firefighters raise ‘serious concerns’ over safety of planned ‘revamp’

Fire crew

An open letter from Isle of Wight firefighters to Councillors points out the lack consultation and "an unnecessary haste" to agree planned changes to the Island's Fire & Rescue Service.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour Party condemn plans for fire service ‘revamp’


The Isle of Wight Labour Party is condemning plans by the Isle of Wight Council to cut fire services on the Island, criticising the lack of a full public consultation.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 10:56am

By Julian Critchley