The first Environment and Transport Select Committee takes place tonight, chaired by Cllr Jon Gilbey, the former Executive member for PFI and Finance, who stood for election on a promise to promote high streets and not penalise the motorists.
The agenda includes discussion of the proposed ‘all Island parking strategy’.
Strategy contract worth £30,000
Requested for discussion by Cllr Gilbey, the paper (embedded below) reads
“This paper is presented at the request of the Chairman as basis for discussion about the outcomes the Council might seek to achieve from the development of an all Island parking strategy and the positive benefits that could be secured from it. A suitably experienced contractor, White, Young Green has been secured under a framework agreement on terms set out in the paper.
“Although the contract is still to be finalised works are expected to take a maximum of six months from commencement and at a cost of £30,000.”
The paper concludes,
“The Environment and Transport Select Committee will have an important role to play in both commenting on and informing the work of the contractors in developing a parking strategy for the Isle of Wight. Part of the contractor’s brief will be to meet with the committee to hear its views on the matter.
“In the interim the committee has an opportunity to provide observations on the scope of the works to be undertaken which may form a part of the final contract package.
Representatives from the campaign are expected to attend the meeting tonight.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which starts at 5pm sharp in the chamber at County Hall. There is 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting for public questions.
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