Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces which provided an update on management and operational activities across the City Gardens section since April 2021.
Responding to a Member’s query the Director of Open Spaces explained that he was still content with the current tree maintenance provider but that procurement rules required that alternative provider need to be identified.
The Director of Open Spaces confirmed that the policy to move to fixed term contracts has caused staffing issues for the City Gardens Team with clarity on the future of this policy would be vital for future planning for the Team. The Chairman commented that the City of London Corporation had benefited from long term staff previously therefore it was vital that this issue was clarified.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.