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.

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 17 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

Call for temporary ban on Isle of Wight herbicide spraying as more dead wall lizards discovered

Ventnor wall lizard by Benjamin Tonner

Steve Jones believes there is a direct link to roadsides being sprayed with herbicides, such as Roundup, and the loss of Ventnor wall lizards. OnTheWight has been in touch with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Labour slam Isle of Wight council over PFI ‘savings’

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

The spokesperson for Island Labour says "Tories are calling cuts 'savings', as if that somehow reduces their impact".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

New specialist vehicle will help resurfacing of narrow Isle of Wight roads

the midi paver

The new ‘midi-paver’ will be used extensively in the coming year when numerous rural roads will be improved as part of the 2019 programme of works.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

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