Hambleton DC fears its street cleaning and refuse direct service organisation is at risk because of government plan...
Hambleton DC fears its street cleaning and refuse direct service organisation is at risk because of government plans to transfer two roads to a private contractor under a Design Build Finance and Operate scheme.
The Yorkshire Post reports (p6) that the flagship Tory authority, which boasts the second lowest council tax in England, says the DSO could fold if it loses responsibility for clearing up litter on the A19 and A168 dual carriageways in North Yorkshire.
Chief environmental health officer Les Crelling said the loss of the trunk road risked the in-house agency failing to meet its minimum required financial returns under CCT legislation.
Department of transport officials said the trunk road duties were an integral part of the business plan on which the private contractor won the DBFO contract, the Post reports.