Media release - issued 19 Feb 2019

New depot will support frontline council services for many years to come

A new depot that serves as a base for Rushmoor Borough Council's bin collections and street cleaning services, has been officially opened.

Mayor of Rushmoor officially opening the depot

The completion of the depot marks the end of a project that has been many years in the making, offering a permanent site from which the council's contractor, Serco, can serve the residents of Aldershot and Farnborough.

For nearly 20 years, the council services were operated from a small section of Surrey Heath Borough Council's depot near the A30.

But the council was keen to secure its owns premises to safeguard important frontline services for the future.

The new depot offers a modern, energy-efficient base for Serco's vehicles and around 65 staff, and includes solar roof panels that generate electricity, and vehicle electric charging points. Located off Lysons Avenue, Ash Vale, it also provides excellent access to all parts of the borough.

The site was officially opened on Monday by the Mayor of Rushmoor, Councillor Steve Masterson, in a ceremony attended by around 30, including representatives of the Rushmoor Borough Council, Serco and Guildford Borough Council.

Councillor Maurice Sheehan, Rushmoor Borough Council's Cabinet member for Operational Services, said: "At around £3.8 million, this site represents one of the biggest construction projects that the council has undertaken and we are confident that it will stand the test of time, bringing resilience to our services, saving council taxpayers money, and being an excellent asset for the borough for many, many years to come."

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