Northampton

New Northampton and Daventry waste partnership agreed

A multi-million pound seven-year project to provide waste collection services in Northampton and Daventry has been agreed.

Northampton Borough Council, Daventry District Council and Enterprise Managed Services Ltd have joined together to provide the service.

The councils hope that by pooling their back office and management staff they can help save money.

The new agreement comes as councils face having to make major savings.

'Investing in services'

David Kennedy, chief executive of Northampton Borough Council, said: "Entering this partnership has allowed us to protect jobs and means that we can continue to deliver high-quality services to local people.

"Enterprise has shown it is able to use economies of scale to reduce costs while still investing in these important frontline services."

The long-term partnership will see Enterprise deliver a range of frontline services to residents across the two areas.

The new services under the strategic partnership are set to start in June 2011

Enterprise will be responsible for delivering and improving services including household waste and recycling, street cleaning, parks, cemeteries and grounds maintenance. In Daventry this also includes the town's market and Daventry Country Park.

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