Change on the way to Street Scene services
Published on Tuesday 28th July 2009
Cannock Chase Council is to change the way it provides important services like sweeping roads, maintaining parks and emptying litter bins.
The contract currently held by Glendale to deliver the Council's whole Street Scene service ends in 2010. The process to award the new contract from May 2010 is now underway - and six individual contracts covering different service areas will be awarded.
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Staffed Parks
- Mechanised Cleansing
- Chemical Control (spraying)
- Arboriculture (trees)
- Highways Services
More details for each contract are included at the bottom of this article.
Cllr Tony Williams, Cannock Chase Council Environmental Sustainability Leader, said: "We take our responsibility for maintaining and cleaning our environment seriously. These changes will provide the highest quality service for residents within the available budgets. The new arrangement will also enable clear service standards to be established and monitored for each area, for example the frequency of mechanical road sweeping."
The contract notice will be published on July 31st, with the contracts to be awarded in February 2010.
Contract One: Parks and Open Spaces
This contract includes the maintenance of public open spaces (including housing areas), manual cleansing, litter picking, litter bin emptying, recycling sites, removal of fly tipping, removal of dead animals, planting and maintenance of flower beds and hanging baskets together with Cannock Park Golf Course and all associated grounds maintenance. The contract will contain a requirement for a response team to undertake responsive and reactive work outside of cyclical and scheduled work. Manual cleansing is defined as the removal of any items such as paper, wrappings, cans, cigarette ends, dog fouling and sweeping to remove detritus, weeds, litter, blossom, leaf fall and other loose items.
Contract Two: Staffed parks
The contract for the maintenance and upkeep of the staffed parks includes the following parks: Cannock Park, Elmore Park, Hednesford Park and Ravenhill Park. The contract is intended to cover all work within these parks bar particular specialist work (for example, chemical control and arboricultural work). The contract will, however, include necessary specified specialist requirements for paddling pools, lakes, animal husbandry and will be specified with the intention to maintain and improve staffed parks in the District.
Contract Three: Mechanised Cleansing
The mechanised cleansing contract will comprise of the sweeping of the following areas within the District: carriageways, highways, footpaths, public and pedestrianised areas, Council-owned car parks, local shopping areas, bus station walkway, alleyways cemeteries, parks, open spaces and countryside sites. Cleansing is defined as the removal of any items such as paper, wrappings, cans, cigarette ends, dog fouling, detritus, weeds, litter, blossom, leaf fall and other loose items.
Contract Four: Chemical Control (spraying)
This contract incorporates spraying and chemical control within the District. It includes housing areas, drying areas, moss control and public open spaces. The contract will include selective weed control, control of pests and diseases, herbage control and worm control.
Contract Five: Arboriculture
This contract includes the planting, management, felling and care of trees, shrubs and woodland within the District.
Contract Six: Highways Services
This contract will include verge mowing (rural and urban), shrub bed and hedge maintenance. This requirement is for Staffordshire County Council's Highways Service and in consequence will be let by Cannock Chase Council on a year-by-year basis.