In November 2011 Mendip District Council carried out a ground-breaking review of the way in which it procured services, aiming for a greater efficiency by letting arrange of services to one contractor. The Council was also looking for a contractor who would provide cost flexibility and transparency in a climate where budgets were likely to be subject to further pressure.
idverde was appointed to provide core services to Mendip District Council in November 2012. These include:
- Grounds maintenance, including grass cutting, maintenance of verges, and hedge and shrub maintenance
- Street cleansing
- Facilities management
- Civil engineering
- Market stall works
- Public convenience maintenance
The contract area covers approximately 275 square miles, encompassing the picturesque cathedral city of Wells and the four main towns of Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, and Street.
idverde employs 53 staff in Mendip, including a team of 14 full time grounds maintenance staff, a Town Ranger (based in Shepton Mallet), and an apprentice. They are supported by seasonal staff in peak season. The teams have full responsibility for a range of maintenance activities in their area, enabling them to identify any issues and solve them immediately rather than needing to report it to a different service team.