The contract, originally awarded in December 2010 for five years, will now continue to 30 November 2020. It includes with the addition of maintenance to Teignbridge’s cemeteries and 21 closed churchyards, which was previously carried out by the council’s in-house team.
Two members of staff will transfer to Quadron from the council to support this additional work.
Over its first five years in the partnership, Quadron has renovated two derelict glasshouses at Cross Park Nursery in Newton Abbot and now manages these as community allotments. It has also contributed to the retention of Green Flags at Courtenay Park, Decoy Country Park and The Den throughout the contract, and was recognised with a BALI National Award in 2014 for its maintenance of Courtenay Park.
Lorraine Montgomery, Teignbridge District Council’s business manager for environment and leisure, said Quadron has performed well over the last four and a half years and provided a good partnership relationship throughout the contract.
"Continuing to work with a contractor who has performed well, delivered the added value as promised and has been cooperative in delivering savings to the council will greatly reduce the risk of this area of council service delivery failing or falling short of expectations in the future," she said.
Clive Ivil, Quadron Services’ managing director, said: "We have worked hard over the last few years to maintain standards within the available budget and helped the council to achieve an ongoing £85k reduction in the contract price.
"We look forward to continuing to work with the council and its residents to support Teignbridge in caring for its parks and green spaces."