Corby and Kettering Borough Councils shared service have been working on building relationships with businesses to enhance both Boroughs.
Tata Steel UK Limited have played a prominent role in working in the community within Corby and in partnership with the shared service on this project.
One area targeted was Longcroft Road, Corby, which neighbours land owned by Tata Steel and close to Little Stanion development. The area has parked lorries on a regular basis, and suffers with regular flytipping. Local residents, Councillors and Tata Steel have worked together to tackle this hotspot area, regularly undertaking community clean ups as well as weekly visits from the shared service team.
Further improvements have been made in partnership with Tata Steel by providing 8 new large capacity bins along this stretch of road. Maintenance of the bins will be carried out by the shared service team on a frequent schedule, along with regular monitoring to ensure the provisions are adequate and no other issues are highlighted.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said:
“Corby and Kettering Borough Council’s Share Service Teams are committed to making cleaner boroughs, so working with Tata Steel is welcome news to try and rectify the issue at Longcroft Road. A big thank you to Tata for providing the bins and I look forward to seeing the difference they will make.”
Yvonne McLetchie MSC Property Manager and Surveyor Tata Steel, said:
“We have experienced significant issues with flytipping in this area over the years, which has cost quite a considerable amount of money to deal with. We have been consistently working with the Corby & Kettering Shared Service Team and Little Stanion Parish Council to resolve this ongoing issue. When asked by Amanda McDade from the Corby & Kettering Shared Service team if Tata Steel would fund the 8 large capacity bins along the stretch of long croft road, we felt this was a step in the right direction and a great preventative measure in combating the flytipping issues experience within this area. We are very pleased with the bins are in place and can only hope they are utilised as they are intended and go a very long way to ensuring Long Croft road is a pleasant place to use”.
Cllr Chris Horsman, Chairman of the Little Stanion Parish Council, said:
“The village is very grateful to Tata Steel for funding the larger waste bins on Longcroft Road. The lorries travelling to and from the Euro Hub have increased in number, so the larger bins will be a welcome addition and help keep the road looking tidy. We are also grateful to the Street Cleansing department of Corby and Kettering for making it happen and for ensuring the bins will be regularly emptied”