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.

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

Consultant paid nearly £100,000 in six months to fix PFI contract he designed

The PFI contract being signed

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 and as well as being paid £95,000 for six months' work to fix the contract, his £750 per month rent is covered by IWC.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 8:35am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

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

Take part in survey to rate Island Roads’ performance

island roads footway

The survey which is due to close on Friday 1st March invites the public to rate Island Roads’ performance on many aspects of its work from road surfacing and maintenance to street cleansing, verge and grass cutting and its customer service operations.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 4:43pm

By Claire Robertson

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

Could this pot hole repair vehicle revolutionise road repairs on the Isle of Wight? (updated)

roadmole vehicle

You many have seen a concept video on social media at some point over the last couple of years, but OnTheWight has found a company in the UK producing a similar pot hole repair vehicle and claim to have proof of several years of zero failures.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

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