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.

Isle of Wight councillor explains why she was prepared to sign PFI gagging order

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre explains why she voted in favour of the gagging order at last night's private briefing about the progress of the highways PFI scheme

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 7:55am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

All but two of eight Isle of Wight councillors refuse to sign PFI gagging order

staples over mouth

Cllr Brodie asked the meeting how they could in all conscience, and with potential legal risk, sign confidentiality undertakings

Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 9:37pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

A secret briefing on Island Roads’ progress will be held tomorrow claims Cllr Brodie (updated)

Geoff Brodie

Confidentiality agreements will bind the limited number of Cllrs who are admitted to the exclusive briefing about the Highways PFI from disclosing information they learn - even from other councillors, claims Cllr Brodie

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council fails to detail impact of PFI cuts despite repeated requests

Man holding and axe

Isle of Wight council has cut £608,000 from the PFI contract so far, but have failed to provide exact details of what is being cut from where and what the impact will be

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 11:19am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 17 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive consultation found 58 per cent in favour of reinstatement

undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight council say the cost to re-instate the road is estimated to be between £1 million and £2 million, dependent on whether the scheme allowed one or two-way traffic and if the new route was restricted to vehicles below a certain weight

Friday, 18th October, 2019 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Scrutiny Chair says residents deserve to know how decision to cut 29 roads from gritting route was made

Island Roads gritter team

Chair of the Scrutiny Committee said that residents deserved to know how the decisions were made

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and Island Roads criticised by scrutineers for lack of PFI data

Magnifying glass

Cllr Brodie asks, "How can you scrutinise when you have no information, no performance data — we are not allowed to be given answers by our own officers"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

‘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 14 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