Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To accept recently sought quotations for replacement items of grounds maintenance equipment used by the Opens Spaces service for grounds maintenance operations within the Tendring District.

Reasons for the decision:

The equipment forms part of the Council’s replacement rolling programme for vehicles and equipment and sufficient budget is provided within this programme.


The Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and the Environment Portfolio Holder have concurred with this decision being made.

Alternative options considered:

Not to replace. Extend life of existing equipment.


The Council could retain items of grounds maintenance equipment for longer periods however there is a strong possibility of downtime that will, overall, lead to a lowering of maintenance standards. Possibility also exists that the older equipment will be more prone to breakdowns causing inefficiency and potential safety hazards for staff.

Publication date: 15/02/2024

Date of decision: 14/02/2024