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.

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

Major roadworks at St George’s Way progressing well

roadworks send help

Road works in the St George’s Way area of Newport are going well and currently on schedule to be completed in March as planned.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 12:33pm

By IW Council Press Office

Major drainage works in Bembridge underway again

Road works road closed signs

Work is underway on the second phase of a major scheme to improve the highway drainage in Bembridge village.

Monday, 9th January, 2017 6:43pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight council refuse to say how much they paid for Undercliff Drive works

Undercliff Drive

OnTheWight sought to find out how much was being paid to Island Roads for the latest works at Undercliff Drive, and how much was paid for the work carried out when the 2014 landslip occurred.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Oh no! Bonchurch’s brilliant novelty bench is no more

Missing bench

Despite being place for four weeks, once OnTheWight published footage of the novelty bench in Bonchurch, Island Roads moved with previously-unknown haste vanishing it the next day.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 7:56pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight community projects benefit from Island Roads’ charitable foundation

Fifty pound notes

Several community based projects across the Isle of Wight have been chosen as recipients of this year’s grant funding from the Isle of Wight Foundation – the charitable foundation established by the partners in Island Roads.

Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 4:00pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Winter maintenance fleet put through their paces

winter service team - island roads

Gritters from Island Roads’ winter maintenance fleet will be out and about on the Island’s highways network this weekend taking part in the annual ‘autumn parade’.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 3:32pm

By Gavin Foster

Is this the worst road surface on the Isle of Wight?

As you can see, this section of road is bad - really bad (we've driven over it). Despite it being reported, Island Roads have scheduled it in for resurfacing in 2019! Have you got example of sections of road that you think are worse?

Monday, 17th October, 2016 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments