Statement from Leader of Hounslow Council, Steve Curran.
Published: Monday, 15th January 2018
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:
“Hounslow Council has one current contract with Carillion who manage our parks, cemeteries and allotments. Carillion did manage our libraries until last summer but no longer do. Last November we reached an agreement with Carillion to terminate our contract for parks, cemeteries and allotments early, on 9 April 2018, and we are well into the detailed planning for these services to move to Lampton 360, the council’s wholly-owned trading company.
“We have been planning behind the scenes for the potential collapse of Carillion before April for some time, and it has been our intention to transfer the service to Lampton 360 earlier if necessary. We are making sure that the appointed administrators understand our wish to do this, as soon as possible, so that we can protect the staff and the services.
“I have asked Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure, to work closely with resident groups and Carillion staff to ensure we have a smooth transfer of these services back to the council. We would like to reassure residents and Carillion staff who work on our contract that we will do everything we can to make the necessary arrangements for the transfer of the service to take place as soon as possible.
In the meantime, it is important to note that the services will continue to operate as normal and if residents have any issues regarding the service, they should continue to raise these through the usual channels: phone 0845 456 2796 or email Carillion”