Highways & Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 10 May 2013

53              (49) EALAND DEPOT The Director of Places submitted a report considering options relating to the future working arrangements of the rural operations team that serviced the Isle of Axholme and surrounding area, including options for their work base.

The council currently provided streetscene and landscape services to communities in the Isle of Axholme and the surrounding area from a depot located in Ealand near Crowle.  The facility was leased to the council and the lease was overdue for renewal.  Negotiations toward the possibility of renewing the lease had been ongoing for some time.

Ealand depot was one of three rural depot facilities operated by the service.  The main depot was located in Scunthorpe at Northampton Road; this depot mainly served the urban areas of Scunthorpe.

Prior to entering into a further long term lease agreement it was prudent to consider if continuing to provide services from the Ealand depot was the best option available from both an operational and financial perspective.

The report set out various options available to the Cabinet Member, along with a detailed analysis of those options.

Resolved – (a) That Option 3 be approved, to relocate the team currently based at the Ealand depot facility to operate from the main depot at Northampton Road, Scunthorpe, and in conjunction make use of a facility already in the ownership of the council in the Isle of Axholme to act as a local operational support facility as the preferred accommodation option toward improving the provision of a streetscene and landscape services to communities in the Isle of Axholme and the surrounding area, and (b) that the Household Waste Recycling facility located on Epworth Road, Belton be used as the local operational support facility for the service located in the Isle of Axholme.

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