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.

‘Rambling excuses’ make clear IWC leadership has no intention of holding Island Roads to account, says Cllr Brodie

dave stewart

The councillor for Newport East said, "Cllrs Stewart and Ward may be having regular tea and biscuits with the Island Roads management, but they are clearly letting them off the hook"

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Did you know the PFI highways grant had 30 per cent chopped from it?

Mr Moneybags:

OnTheWight has dug back through the PFI archives to discover what the council said would be covered by the contract after the grant was cut by 30 per cent by the Government.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Cllr Ian Ward in discussion with Island Roads over next stage of PFI contract

ian ward

After Cllr Brodie's calls for Island Roads to be open and transparent about what he called the "unlikely delivery of the Core Investment Programme, the Cabinet member responsible says he's in talks about next stage of contract.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 9:48am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

‘I feel misled, it’s time for some honesty’ over PFI contract, says Cllr Brodie

Potholes on Trinity Road

Cllr Brodie says he and many of his residents feel misled by PFI contractor, Island Roads, and say it's time for some honesty.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:43pm

By Geoff Brodie with 10 readers' comments

Improvements to busy roads to take place overnight

Lidl roundabout

All these schemes to improve busy roads and junctions will take place at night in order to minimise disruption.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:46am

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Pelicans being wiped out by puffins on the Isle of Wight

Staff member standing by crossing

Pelican crossings are being upgraded to puffin crossings in many parts of the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 8:36am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

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