Decision details

Replacement of Parks Equipment 2018/19

Reference: D48487

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer Parks & Countryside is requested:-

To approve the authority to spend £494k on replacement of equipment for the Parks & Countryside service.  The expenditure is included in the Capital Programme and appropriate revenue provision has been made within the service


1.  That the Chief Officer Financial Services approved the injection an additional £494.0K into the capital programme funded by departmental prudential borrowing from the Parks & Countryside service.

2.  The Chief Officer of Parks and Countryside gave authority to spend £494.0k on replacement machinery and equipment.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: The comprehensive replacement list has not been able to be completed until the machinery has been fully evaluated under the winter maintenance regime. There is now an urgent need leaving a four week period to procure new machinery for the start of the Spring/Summer season, with implementtion of the decision by 31st March.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Executive member has been consulted


Executive member for Environment and Active Lifestyles

Contact: Joanne Clough, Trading and Operational Support Manager 0113 3786002 Email:

Publication date: 14/03/2019

Date of decision: 22/03/2019

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