The Council is pleased to announce that it has agreed to enter into a further five year Partnership Agreement with Northumberland County Council to provide a package of environmental services to the residents of Seaton Valley.
The Council has been delighted with the overall performance of The Partnership, within a limited budget, over the last five years and looks forward to working with the team over the next five years to further develop the services it delivers.
The team itself is made up of two managers, 13.42 full time equivalent staff members and two apprentices. Seaton Valley Council makes a significant contribution towards the costs of The Partnership by directly funding 4.42 staff, the two apprentices and a proportion of the plant and equipment costs.
The services provided via The Partnership include the following:
Grass Cutting, Weed Control, Hedge Cutting, Shrub Pruning, Path Edging, Litter Picking, Street Cleansing and Winter Maintenance Support.
The Council’s floral displays are provided by the County Council under a separate competitive tendering process.
Chair of the Council, Stephen Stanners said that he is ‘particularly impressed with the excellent relationships that exist between the respective officers of the Partnership Team and Seaton Valley Council and feels that this relationship adds to the performance of the team on the ground’.
Northumberland County Council’s Area Partnership Manager, Tony Gribbin said ‘I’m delighted that Seaton Valley Council has agreed to enter into a further five year agreement with the County Council to deliver front line environmental services to the residents of Seaton Valley – I feel sure that the next five years will be as successful as the last five’.