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Blaby District Council is changing the colour scheme on all of its 51 fleet vehicles, achieving considerable savings and reflecting its corporate colour scheme.
As new vehicles are acquired to the fleet, the 26 tonne refuse/recycling vehicles and lightweight vans be rebranded in distinctive purple, green and white colours. The rebrand will be applied as each vehicle is replaced at the end of its lifespan, with full implementation by 2024. More »
The new colour scheme will save the Council £45,000 after new charges were recently introduced by suppliers, meaning maintaining the current base colour of "saffron yellow" across the fleet would have resulted in a significant increase in costs.
All of the new vans will be purchased in white, saving £1,750 per vehicle. Heavy goods vehicles will be painted purple by the manufacturer at no additional cost, with branding applied across the fleet to ensure a consistent identity.
Kevin Pegg, Neighbourhood Services Group Manager, said: "This is an ideal time to update the vehicles and/to match our corporate identity whilst making some significant savings for the authority. The introduction of our distinctive purple, green and white colours will give our fleet a fresh and local identity as they visit every corner of the district.
"Health and safety is a priority for us and I would like to assure residents that our vehicles comply with regulations, with our large goods vehicles fitted with reflective graphics and high visibility safety markings to reduce the potential for accidents."
All new bin lorries will feature removable advertising to promote services to local residents. The first new lorry will be operational during May, and the first of the new vans will be operational from June.
Tue, 23 May 2017 09:33 by Beverley Greenwood
Blaby District Council has been recognised for its work with partners and the local community at the 2017 Leicestershire Cares Awards Evening.
The Council were presented with The Kelvin Irons Memorial Award for Outstanding Partnership hosted in Blaby District Council's Council Chamber in Narborough. Leicestershire Cares provides volunteering opportunities for companies looking to get involved with communities in Leicestershire & Rutland. More »
Through the long-standing partnership working, Blaby District Council has supplied volunteers to including career days and mock interviews at the three academies in the local area.
The Council has also benefited from volunteers at Fosse Meadows and A Place to Grow from a number of county-based businesses, including Alltruck, Joules, Samworth Brothers and the Rugby & Hinckley Building Society, who have made a positive long-term impact on the open space.
Mark Foote, Strategic Manager for People, Performance and Assets, said: "We are so proud and delighted to receive this award. This partnership has not only given us the chance to enhance our open spaces, but given our colleagues a unique opportunity to give local students an important life experience.
"We're hugely grateful to Leicestershire Cares and local businesses for the support given through the volunteering projects we have been able to offer, and we hope to benefit for a long time to come."
Wed, 17 May 2017 14:59 by Beverley Greenwood
One of Glenwatch's coordinators on Farmers Close was awakened at 2 am this morning as they have security cameras operating and they set off an alarm if they detect any movement. They saw two men trying to break into their car. They rang the police who were very quickly on the scene. One man was detained at the bottom of Elm Tree Avenue. The men had also been trying to break into cars on Carpenters Close, Elm Tree Avenue and other roads in the area. More »
If your vehicle was broken into or attempted, please let Glenwatch know so they can inform the police.
Also last night Troodos Fish and chip shop on Dominion Road was broken into and three charity boxes stolen. There is CCTV footage on the Glenwatch Facebook page clearly showing the face of the intruder, perhaps you recognise the person. It is not suggested that the two incidents are related. Footage here:
Wed, 17 May 2017 11:03 by Beverley Greenwood