Manawatū District Council has renewed its contract with parks, reserves and facilities management organisation, Recreational Services, for a further nine years.
A ceremony was held at Recreational Services last week to mark the signing of the contract with representatives from Council, Recreational Services and the wider community in attendance.
Council General manager – Community, Lyn Daly said feedback received by the Council illustrated just how much the local community appreciated the work that Recreational Services carries out.
“The mahi that Recreational Services does makes people feel good, and as a contractor they have delivered strongly for us,” said Ms Daly.
“We consistently receive positive comments from people about the beautification work in our town and greenspaces, keeping our sportsgrounds in great condition, and ensuring our public conveniences are clean and safe to use.
“These are tangible things that the public see, and their track record of delivering for us and the community gave us confidence that signing this renewal was the right thing to do”.
Council’s Community Assets Manager, Carl Johnstone says the recommendation that Council renew the contract was unanimously supported by Councillors.
“They are our eyes and ears on the ground, and often they’re the face of Council as well. We get positive feedback about how Recreational Services interact with people, and their willingness to get things done,” he said.
“We appreciate the ideas and innovation that they also bring to us, and we have a good working relationship to make a lot of these ideas happen.”
Ed Hadfield of Recreational Services said the signing of the contract with Council was a special achievement for the company.
“We are incredibly grateful to our amazing team members, whose expertise and passion have been instrumental in securing this contract, this win is a testament to their hard work, commitment, and unwavering dedication to providing top-notch services,” he said.