NELC and Wakefield's council join forces to manage public transport fleet
WAKEFIELD'S council will help North East Lincolnshire find more efficient ways to manage vehicles.
North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) signed a deal with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC) at Grimsby Town Hall, yesterday.
The partnership will see NELC work closely with Wakefield managers who are leading the way in the management of council-owned vehicles in the public sector.
But it will only impact the management of vehicles – they will not be delivering services in both areas and it does not involve a fee.
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Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for environment and regeneration, said: "Changes to how local authorities are funded mean that we are continually reviewing how services are delivered. There are many teams across the authority that use council-owned vehicles to carry out their day-to-day duties.
"We need to look at how these services can operate more efficiently. Joining forces with a council which has already gone through this process and which is seen as leading the way in fleet management will enable us to share best practice."
Pete Johnson, WMDC services manager for transport, said: "This is our first step into cross-council collaborations – a direction that a lot of councils are going at the moment.
"Lots of authorities are looking to work together to deliver services, which fits in with Government demands to save money and increases the knowledge base that they can draw on."