Extra savings for Brent from public realm contract
Brent's parks and open spaces are expected to look extra tidy over the coming months and years as Veolia, who already look after the waste and recycling services for the borough, start the second phase of their 'public realm' contract with Brent Council. The contract will see more frequent litter picking in Brent's parks and open spaces, particularly at weekends, and create £1.7million annual saving due to more efficient working across the services that are now part of the contract. This second phase of the contract, which started on Monday (Sept 1), makes Veolia responsible for the grounds maintenance and litter picking in Brent's parks and open spaces and also grounds maintenance at Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) sites. The council's burial service will also now be part of the contract. For the first time we will have a single operation for waste collection, cleansing and grounds maintenance across all our public places which will also deliver £1.7million in annual savings.