Partnerships boost performance22/01/20
A PAIR OF partnerships continue to consistently deliver better road maintenance and street lighting in Dundee, according to two new reports.
The Roads Maintenance and Street Lighting Partnerships, both tie-ups between local councils and Tayside Contracts, provide value for money and effective repairs and upkeep.
Mark Flynn depute convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Since the inception of the Road Maintenance Partnership and the Street Lighting Partnership we have made considerable savings while continuing to improve the level of service to the people of Dundee.
“These most recent statistics from 2018/19 show that the condition of our road network remains in the top half of Scottish local council areas, while our street lighting performs to a similarly high level.
“The Road Maintenance Partnership identified and addressed 9,884 potholes in 2018/19, which was 5% down on the previous year, reflecting less severe weather and the on-going maintenance that is carried out.
“Our lights are the most reliable of any Scottish city with the fewest reported lighting faults, while we annually consume the least amount of electricity per street light with the lowest CO² emissions of any Scottish city.
“This impressive performance is in no small way the result of the close working relationships that have grown up over a number of years through the two partnerships.”
Roads in Dundee are maintained jointly by Dundee City Council and Tayside Contracts as the Roads Maintenance Partnership.
Its work is monitored and compared with national standards and based on 77 key performance indicators.
The on-going successful street lighting partnership between the council and Tayside Contracts repairs and maintains more than 24,000 street lights in Dundee. This year Angus Council will join Dundee and Perth & Kinross in the partnership.
Members of the city development committee will consider the reports at its meeting on Monday (January 27).