Issue details

Street Scene Services - KEY/13FEB15/01

The Cabinet Member:


confirmed the implementation of changes  to street cleansing services provided by Amey, subsequent to Full Council’s approval of a reduction of £165,000 in the budget, as follows:


·         An increased use of mechanical equipment to keep the City Centre clean, which will impact upon the staffing costs. 

·         The replacement of approximately 600 lamp post bins with larger floor mounted bins, tripling litter bin capacity. 

·         To seek sponsorship for new floor mounted litter bins and other areas of environmental services in order to generate an income.

·         An investment in four new small sweepers which will enable a smaller, more efficient cleansing team, which will impact upon staff allocated to street cleansing.


approved capital investment of £814,000 to achieve these savings, broken downs as follows:


·         4 small mechanical sweepers - £457,500;

·         2 precinct sweepers - £174,750;

·         1 pedestrian waste collection machine - £18,375;

·         600 floor mounted bins - £163,500


approved an additional capital sum for Street Cleansing of £200,000 to enable further investment into making services more efficient and to help keep our city clean, delegating this budget to be held by the Corporate Director: Resources who will draw on it to make appropriate investment in new equipment.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/01/2015

Decision due: Not before 25th Mar 2015 by Cabinet Member for Street Scene, Waste Management and Communications

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Street Scene, Waste Management and Communications

Lead director: Executive Director Corporate Services

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: James Collingridge, Head of Environmental Partnerships Email:; Tel: 01733 864736 Email: Tel: 01733 864736.

Consultation process

Proposals formed part of Phase 1 budget document public consultation.


Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Sustainable Growth and Environment Capital

Meeting Open to Public: N/A