Welwyn Hatfield cemeteries contract awarded

John O'Conner (GM) Ltd has won the grounds maintenance contract for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council cemeteries following a competitive tendering process.

The contract commences on 1 June for five years with an option to extend for a further two years. The sites include The Lawn Cemetery, Hatfield Hyde Cemetery, St Luke’s Church Burial Ground and St Etheldreda’s Church Burial Ground.

Managing director Matthew O’Conner said: "This is a great opportunity for John O’Conner, integrating within our existing extensive Hertfordshire client portfolio. As a family company based in Welwyn, we are proud to be working for our local council."

The council’s executive member for the environment, Councillor Helen Bromley, said: "Ensuring our services offer value for money to residents is our priority. The rigorous procurement process we went through made it clear that John O’Conner was best placed to provide this for cemetery services.

"We remain committed to maintaining our cemeteries to the highest of standards and believe we have selected the right partner to help us continue to achieve this."

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