East Lindsey District Council switch to in-house fleet maintenance

April 1, 2021

This service will undertake all repairs and maintenance of the council's waste, markets, grounds maintenance and street cleansing fleet, comprising of 24 refuse collection vehicles (RCVs), 30 light commercial vehicles (LCVs), and 3 street sweepers, along with vehicles for the car parking teams, housing team and the pool cars fleet. The Council will also be able to complete repairs and maintain roadworthiness for additional plant such as trailers, gritters and water bowsers.

Victoria Burgess, Assistant Director of Operations at East Lindsey District Council and Boston Borough Council, said: "We are really pleased to be able to bring this service in-house and give the authority greater flexibility in vehicle maintenance, enabling us to accommodate future changes to service delivery, and of course prepare for the future in meeting the Council's strategy relating to carbon reduction measures and alternative fuel vehicles.

"The maintenance of the Council's fleet is a priority service, and this change of operation enables the Council to be better placed to deliver its statutory frontline services. We are delighted to have recruited a fleet project manager with experience in fleet maintenance and welcome motor vehicle technicians to our Operations team with the skills required to deliver an effective in-house maintenance service."