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Replacement of vehicles for the Environment and Highways Teams

The Council’s vehicle replacement programme has identified that the Environment and Highways Teams have a number of vehicles that are too old and need replacing and have a number of hired vehicles on the fleet.

The Refuse Collection Team has two vehicles that are almost 9 years old and need replacing.
The Environment Street Cleansing Team has an 18 tonne road sweeper on hire that needs replacing. The Environment Crime Team has a van that is fifteen years old that needs replacing and the team also requires another vehicle for a new member of staff.
The Amenities Team has a van on hire that needs replacing.

The Head of Environment has six vans on hire that are utilised by the supervisors of the Refuse Collection, Street Cleansing and Amenities teams. These need replacing by Council owned vehicles.

The Fleet Management Services Team has a 7.5 tonne tipper that is fifteen years old that needs replacing.

The Highways team has two gritters that are 15 and 8 years old and need replacing.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/09/2021

Decision due: 13 Jan 2022 by Executive Board

Lead member: Executive Member for Environmental Services

Lead director: Director of Place

Department: Environmental Services

Contact: Neil Bolton Email: neil.bolton@blackburn.gov.uk.