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December 2015

Issue 39

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SITE REGISTRATION

Durham, was Scheme Monitor, Ley

Aldridge.

He said: “DS’s considerate practices,

which have evolved over many

years, and different projects,

provide a strong benchmark for the

quality of the procedures followed

here.

“It is good to see that through

subtle site management, CCS is

being used as a driver for quality,

site solidarity and the protection of

the client’s and centre’s image, in

every aspect of the work.”

He added: “In general, all day-to-

day CCS issues are ceaselessly

reviewed and strong responses are

well calculated.

“Fruitful working relationships with

all the affected neighbours have

been established and the special

relationship that has developed

with the centre volunteer

management team is a credit to

both sides.”

Asked if the Scheme could do

any more to improve the image

of construction, Ian said: “No, the

Scheme plays a full active role in

shaping how construction work is

undertaken in our communities,

whilst being sympathetic to the

environment.

“It has made us think harder about

how we can undertake our work

better, safer and smarter.”

Durham County Council Direct

Services has responsibility for street

cleaning, building and facilities

maintenance, and management of

the council’s vehicle fleet.

The core purpose and aims of the

service are to work closely with the

community in providing a clean,

safe, accessible and sustainable

built and natural environment,

through delivering cost-effective

direct services which are responsive

to local needs.

Its other responsibilities include

rubbish and recycling collections,

parks and grounds maintenance,

bereavement services, pest control,

stray dogs and neighbourhood

wardens.

Durham County Council Direct

Services registered its first site with

the Scheme in 2007 and has since

signed up over 120 of its projects.