Kettering Borough Council and Corby Borough Council are merging their waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing services to residents, starting with the procurement of a new fleet of vehicles, due for delivery on 2 February 2019.
Corby’s current service has been outsourced for over ten years and is currently managed by Kier. As part of the merger it will be brought back in-house. Kettering will be the lead authority for the new shared service, which currently already manages its own waste services.
Brendan Coleman, Head of Environmental Care, Kettering Borough Council: “Merging our services in this way means that we can share resources and ultimately provide better value for money to local residents across both areas. We are confident that the implementation of a new, fit for purpose fleet, in Corby will lead to immediate service improvements in the area.”
Brendan Coleman, Kettering Borough Council – “Merging our services in this way means that we can share resources and ultimately provide better value for money to local residents across both areas.”
Contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), will be providing the new fleet, which comprises 35 vehicles including refuse trucks, recycling vehicles, sweepers, tipper trucks and transit vans.
SFS has been Kettering Borough Council’s vehicle partner for over 15 years and is now set to continue working with the Authority for an additional 9 years. There are two years remaining on the current 7-year contract, which comprises vehicle provision, maintenance and workshop management, and this has been extended for a further 7 years.
Bob Sweetland, managing director, SFS: “It’s fantastic news that Kettering BC has extended its contract with us; the fourth time it has done so since we started working together.”