Decision details

Public Realm Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision regarding the future operating model to enhance service delivery



a)     Cabinet agree to the termination of current Public Realm Service Contract with Balfour  Beatty Living Places (BBLP) bringing the contract to an end on or before 31st May 2026;


b)     Cabinet delegates authority to the Corporate Director of Economy & Environment 

i.             to serve the 2 year no-fault written notice on Balfour Beatty Living Places to bring the contract to an end at the end of the notice period; and

ii.           To agree a different termination date of the contract if both the Council and BBLP are in agreement. 

c)     Cabinet agrees that this decision will be published as an open decision and made public by the Corporate Director of Economy & Environment within 14 days of the notice being sent to BBLP. 


Alternative options considered:

To vary the current contract. This is not an option as the variations required to the contract to meet the council’s vision for a Future Operating Model are not permissible under the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Alex Deans, Interim Programme Director – Major Contracts Email:

Publication date: 29/04/2024

Date of decision: 25/04/2024

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