Work to keep the streets of
Rugby clean is back under council control, with the in-house team
winning the contract.
Rugby Borough Council’s
Works Services Unit regained the work, from the private firm
Serviceteam after bids were received from across Europe for those
specialising in street cleansing.
The dozen workers, now with
Serviceteam, are set to be offered contracts with the council. It used
to do the job itself until it lost the control in the mid-1990s.
The contracts covers street
cleansing, cutting grass verges, emptying litter bins and removing fly
tips in Rugby and surrounding villages.
David Johnson, head of
engineering and works at the town hall said:
“The Works Services Unit
won the contact back not just on price, but on quality.
“Going out to tender means
a better deal for the council tax payer as they are getting quality
work for less money.
“Retaining the experienced
workforce which is now doing the work means we won’t have any
problems of transition when we take over the contract from 1