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islandroadsIsland Roads, the PFI company responsible for the Isle of Wight’s road network, have been ‘fined’ over £240,000 by the Isle of Wight Council for failing to meet targets set as part of the contract.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council has this afternoon confirmed to Island Echo that to date, Performance Adjustments totalling £247,488 have been deducted from the Island Roads unitary charge payments – a payment made to Island Roads each month of around £1.4million.

The majority of deductions, 92%, are said to relate to Emergency and Reactive Response, including timescales for clearing spillages or instances of fly-tipping on the network; Winter Service, which includes timescales for submitting reports to the council and Contract Management and Customer Interface, which includes response times to communications.

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Network Standards, and Environment standards such as horticultural practices represent 8% of the deductions.

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