Hounslow parks, allotments and cemeteries now managed by the Council

From today (Thursday 1 March) management of the borough’s parks, allotments and cemeteries has been transferred from Carillion to GreenSpace 360, a new subsidiary of the council-owned trading company

Published: Thursday, 1st March 2018

Lampton Park

From today (Thursday 1 March) management of the borough’s parks, allotments and cemeteries has been transferred from Carillion to GreenSpace 360, a new subsidiary of the council-owned trading company Lampton 360.

As part of the transfer, the Carillion staff responsible for managing these services will now be employed by GreenSpace 360 and four staff members will be employed by Hounslow Council.

Hounslow Council showed its commitment to Carillion staff and to ensuring public services continued by meeting administrators’ demands to pay Carillion weekly fees after it emerged that staff would not be paid in February unless the Council made the additional payment. This follows advance payments made by the Council to Carillion for services in January and February as part of the Settlement Agreement.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:

“Today we offer a warm welcome to staff from Carillion following a period of uncertainty. We’re proud to be able to offer jobs to staff affected by Carillion’s involuntary liquidation and I’d like to praise all those who have worked hard to bring into effect the accelerated and seamless transfer of services to GreenSpace 360.

Following Carillion’s announcement we have done everything in our power to reassure staff affected and bring the transfer forward as quickly as possible. Our priorities continue to be continuity of services for our residents and making sure former Carillion staff are treated fairly.” 

Before Carillion went into involuntary liquidation the Council had already agreed to terminate the Parks contract early with a transfer date of 9 April set. Due to the events that unfolded, this transfer was brought forward.

To find out about Hounslow’s parks and open spaces, including allotments and cemeteries in the borough, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/parksandopenspaces

For all enquiries please contact: parks@hounslow.gov.uk or 020 8583 2000

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