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Serco wins grounds maintenance contract

The contract to look after the district’s parks and gardens from April 2013 has been retained by the current contractor, Serco.

Serco won the contract following a competitive tender process in which four companies submitted a bid. It covers council services such as parks, gardens, children’s play areas, sports pitches, benches and trees. Under the contract, Serco will also take over responsibility for the council’s dog warden service.

The contract will run until December 2017 with an option to extend it for a further five years. Executive member for the environment, Cllr Rosemary Doyle, said:

“This is an important contract because we want our open spaces to look the best they possibly can. After very careful consideration of the bids, the council decided Serco offered the best value for money and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the years ahead.”

CCC 11 January 2013

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