Reporting live: Cabinet vote on future of Isle of Wight Fire Service

OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Isle of Wight council’s Cabinet meeting, where members will make their decision on controversial plans for the Isle of Wight Fire Service.

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OnTheWight is reporting live (see below) from the Isle of Wight Cabinet meeting tonight (from 5pm).

The meeting is being held at the Ventnor Winter Gardens and members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a slot at the beginning of the meeting for public questions.

On the agenda
Tonight’s agenda will see Cabinet members vote on realigning the shift patterns of members of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service – something that has been vocally opposed by those on the front line. See the FBU’s latest release and the council’s response.

The meeting will also hear an update from Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Cllr Dave Stewart, on plans to reopen Undercliff Drive.

Live updates
The live updates that appear below from inside the chamber at County Hall will automatically refresh in the page. Items in double brackets (()) indicate comment from the author.

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The Agenda
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Isle of Wight Council Cabinet October 2018 agenda by OnTheWightNews on Scribd

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:40pm



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4 Comments on "Reporting live: Cabinet vote on future of Isle of Wight Fire Service"

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‘Just the cabinet is the fire authority.’ The fire authority belongs to every single resident on the Isle Of Wight who would expect the firemen to try and save lives, whilst risking their own, if they were ever in a situation that needed the service. The Fire Authority is not a service to be used to save money by the cabinet members of the Isle Of Wight… Read more »

17.46 That Mr.Stewart is a joker. I’m following it online whilst cooking my dinner.


The fire authority is the whole council all 40 members ….. this is a fact.

Dave Stewart is making this up, it is not understanding it


The IWC is quite happy to spend £400,000 every year on the new council managerial positions and find money to give itself a pay rise, but there has to be savings elsewhere to pay for it.