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.

Bridge upgrades improve cycle and pedestrian routes

footbridge shide media

Besides being rebuilt and strengthened, parts of the footbridges such as the handrails that were previously soft wood, have been replaced with hard wood components to make the structures more durable requiring less maintenance.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 9:59am

By Gavin Foster

Brighstone children get road safety lesson

Brighstone visit

A visit by staff from Island Roads to this primary school was fun, engaging and interactive, says the head teacher.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 8:25am

By Gavin Foster

Boardwalk solution reopens footpath between Newport and East Cowes

boardwalk with Ian Ward

The new structure is designed to withstand future movement and erosion and means the footpath between East Cowes and Newport can be reopened.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 9:23am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Isle of Wight Council explain why barriers are needed around the Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree

Ahead of tonight's East Cowes Town council meeting, the Isle of Wight council have responded to questions posed by OnTheWight about plans to install barriers around the Umbrella Tree.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Green light to pay Jay Jayasundara another £70,000 for PFI savings

Green traffic light

As revealed by OnTheWight back in March, Jay Jayasundara has already been back on the Isle of Wight since the beginning of the year examining the Highways PFI contract he was paid handsomely to create.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 10:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council slammed for return of controversial PFI architect

The PFI contract being signed

Chairman of the IWC, Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox said, “The majority of the issues we have are, and have been experienced and caused by that person. I think the public need to know that.”

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to offer Roads PFI architect a third bite at the cherry

money and calculator

Having been paid by the Isle of Wight council to work out if there were any savings to be made on the Highways PFI contract (the one he originally architected), JJ could now be paid more money to make those savings. Nice!

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Architect of Isle of Wight Highways PFI contract is back! (updated)

Hi Honey!

The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC. His mission? To save money OnTheWight has been told. The council responds.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council is fifth worst (of 150+) in the country for A-roads in need of maintenance (updated)

isle of wight potholes

Eight years of Government data, researched by the BBC, has exposed that the Isle of Wight is the fifth worst local authority in the country - out of over 150 - A-roads in need of maintenance. Although B and C roads are better, the council is still not in the top third.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Damning official report finds IWC failed Undercliff Drive family

undercliff drive

The Ombudsman said there was no evidence that IWC or Island Roads dealt with the road failure diligently, or as a priority and accused IWC of being "disingenuous", saying their actions caused "substantive injustice".

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 8:43pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

‘Short sighted’ PFI budget saving means no ‘gold standard’ for roads

golden road

Cllr Lumley says the £200k 'saving' which could result in roads falling apart from day one after the PFI contract expires is short-sighted and "badly letting down the Island who were promised so much by Eddie Giles and his pals”.

Monday, 6th March, 2017 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

January a ‘testing time’ for highway maintenance teams says councillor

Cllr Gilbey:

Island Roads say their winter maintenance crews have just dealt with their busiest month ever in terms of winter maintenance activity.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 8:25am

By Gavin Foster with 10 readers' comments