REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION
The Council Leader was informed of an ongoing issue in relation to gully cleansing services performed by HPBC on behalf of Derbyshire County Council (DCC) under the terms of the DCC Amenity Agreement and to seek approval to pass back the responsibility for such to DCC.
As set out in paragraph 5 of the report
1. That it be noted that:
· The gully cleansing service is provided by a sub contractor, a subcontractor failure earlier this year highlighted the limited availability of alternative sub contractors to ensure those gully cleansing duties which HPBC undertake on behalf of DCC; and
· The issues which providing a gully cleansing service to DCC creates for HPBC, including:
a. No control over cleansing frequency and no control over remedial work ;
b. Confusion for residents and councillors over service responsibilities and control;
c. Impact on officer and AES resources along with potential financial implications for HPBC for a function which is not a borough council’s statutory service.
2. That the recommendation to return gully cleansing responsibilities back to DCC as soon as is reasonably practicable be approved.
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