Exclusive FDC Contractors Penalised

It is my ‘understanding’ that the contractors for/on behalf of FDC –  ‘ISS’ have been ‘punished’ by a substantial amount for not complying with their obligations and the number of complaints received.
The contract with FDC came into effect on the 01st Nov 2015 and is for a 5 year contract with options to extend for a further 5 years – the contract is worth in the region of £500K per annum. The previous contractors The Landscape Group contract was in the region of £600K per annum
Today Saturday at 09:45 I saw the ISS contractor arriving on Aliwal Road, I asked how come he was now doing Saturdays – having previously being told ISS would not pay for any overtime/Saturday work. He said that it was because ‘they’ were so behind, however he then said he couldn’t do the Manor Field as Children were playing on it.
The Mower he is using is totally inappropriate for a small/medium field so he went off the Recreation area on Station Road – When they do ‘attempt’ to mow the Manor Field with this type of mower it takes nearly a whole day to do it. He was gone by the time I returned around 14:00.
YMy 16 Mins Worthes I and many others are sympathetic in regards the weather not being favourable and its was only yesterday when they did my estate (See many previous posts)
Further to yesterdays post : Here is our 16 Minutes ‘Worth’!!!!!

Yes today I did go to our WTC Councillors surgery and gave credit where it is due and still highlighted ‘some’ of the other issues we have…

To view ISS ‘blurb’/PR on their contract with FDC – Click Here

Interesting quote from this document “Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s Cabinet member responsible for the environment, said:

We are looking forward to working closely with ISS to ensure that all our open spaces continue to be looked after in the best possible way. We take a lot of pride in the high quality of all our grounds maintenance, which has been a key factor in our terrific record in Anglia In Bloom, and we’re confident that will continue.”

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