Other Assets

3 Cycle Racks outside the Village Hall, on the verge at Church Road and at Lane End shops

40 Benches, mostly memorials and situated all over the village not necessarily on Parish Council owned land.  14 benches on highways will be maintained by Island Roads as part of the PFI contract.

6 Notice Boards, 3 public and 3 parish council at the Village Hall, Steyne Park car park entrance and Lane End cemetery.

Van and trailer.

Bus Shelter at Foreland Road which has been taken on by Island Roads as part of the PFI contract.

Beach Safety Equipment -emergency phone on Whitecliff Bay is now the responsibility of the Parish Council.  Donations received from The Wonky Cafe, Away Resorts and Sandhills Holiday Park.   Malcolm Thorpe Bembridge Harbour is considering taking on the 2 lifebelts at The Point beach and Beach Road. It is felt that if the speed marker buoys are not policed they become ineffective and there is little point in putting them out.

Continued Devolution of Services from IWC

Luckily we already undertake all of the discretionary grounds maintenance in Bembridge so the only outstanding area is National Trust Land and this will be for the IWC to maintain. An island wide contribution towards the current IWC Beach Cleaning contract has been refused by the Council and it had already been agreed that the Parish Council would take on the monitoring role of the Environment Officers.

The following service areas have been suggested for alternative delivery or could be cut by IWC.

Lane End Car Park

Lane End and Paddock Drive Slipways

Rights of Way

Planning decision making and enforcement

Remaining IWC assets such as the library and fire station?

These will be continually reviewed by the Parish Council and specifically at the Development Days.