Liverpool takes back £7m parks deal from private firm 

PSE website 151117Liverpool City Council is set to award its wholly-owned company a major £7m contract for maintenance of parks and green spaces.

PublicSectorExecutive writes:

A report to the cabinet this week has recommended that the £6.8m annual arrangement is handed to Liverpool Street Scene Services Ltd – currently the operator of refuse, recycling and street cleansing amenities in the city. The work will include the development, management and maintenance of facilities, including sports and leisure services, cemeteries, crematoria gardens and playgrounds. The company would also be responsible for parks and trees.

The contract is currently run by a joint venture between the city council and Glendale, which is due to end in October next year. New proposals would do away with management fees and integrate management and supervising to save an estimated £7m over the 10-year period.

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