PFI on the Isle of Wight

PFI has been used a number of times by the Isle of Wight council. The largest being for the Highways – a 25 year deal.

The current and next waste collection and disposal contracts are also PFI.

Major roadworks at Fishbourne Lane: Over three phases to avoid disruption

Fishbourne Lane pre-works

The duration of the entire scheme is ten weeks, but this is phased to avoid work during the school summer holidays and ensuring that road closures are kept to a minimum.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:23am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Over 30 roadworks schemes across the Isle of Wight this month

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you're out and about on the roads this month you'll notice roadwork schemes have intensified as Island Roads aims to finish as many schemes as possible before the summer holidays.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 7:32am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

2,500 litre paint job for Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

For the first time since it was built 35 years ago, work starts this month to repaint Yarmouth Bridge, using around 2,500 litres of paint.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 7:54am

By Gavin Foster

This is Island Roads’ idea of having ‘re-installed the bench correctly’

island roads reinstalled bench correctly

The saga of the bench continues. Island Roads say they have "re-installed the bench correctly", but can you see something wrong with this picture?

Friday, 26th April, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

All five staff cut from IW CCTV control room: Their combined wages less than PFI axe man’s

calculator and money

The annual staff costs for CCTV Control Room staff is less than amount paid to PFI consultant for eight month's work.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Islands Roads switches bench – to point AWAY from the sea view (updated)

backward bench ventnor - with coast

Incompetence or a total disregard for others? It's hard to tell, as Island Roads replaces a bench and faces it away from the view and on a massive wonk!

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Call for temporary ban on Isle of Wight herbicide spraying as more dead wall lizards discovered

Ventnor wall lizard by Benjamin Tonner

Steve Jones believes there is a direct link to roadsides being sprayed with herbicides, such as Roundup, and the loss of Ventnor wall lizards. OnTheWight has been in touch with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Labour slam Isle of Wight council over PFI ‘savings’

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

The spokesperson for Island Labour says "Tories are calling cuts 'savings', as if that somehow reduces their impact".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

New specialist vehicle will help resurfacing of narrow Isle of Wight roads

the midi paver

The new ‘midi-paver’ will be used extensively in the coming year when numerous rural roads will be improved as part of the 2019 programme of works.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

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