Two new local government joint ventures have been launched in Norfolk to manage property and environmental services.
Norfolk County Council has set up a new company in partnership with Wellingborough Borough Council to run environmental services in the district.
Under the 10-year contract, 100 council employees have transferred over the new firm, Wellingborough Norse, which started operating last week.
‘The new company will also have the freedom to bid for extra work, such as collecting trade waste or servicing heavy goods vehicles, as it has the expertise and equipment to do so,’ said Wellingborough BC leader, Cllr Paul Bell.
The NPS Group and Norwich City Council have launched a new joint venture, NPS Norwich, to manage the local authority’s non-housing property assets.
Staff at the council’s city development services team have transferred to the new company, and will look after a portfolio worth £194m.
‘Creating NPS Norwich helps us to continue being a more cost-effective council, as well as widen our scope and expertise within this area
‘It also means that the city council staff who worked within asset management will now transfer to the joint venture, safeguarding their jobs,’ said deputy council leader, Alan Waters.
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