Barnsley council members will tomorrow discuss the procurement of 63 vehicles, items of plant and equipment.

Thirty-six of the vehicles will be for the Environment and Transport department and will reduce the council’s dependency on hire vehicles.

A council spokesperson said that all the vehicles meet the latest emissions standards. the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) following a trial in 2022.

Andy Simpson, Head of Commercial and Operational Service Support, said: ‘We all have a part to play in helping Barnsley to be net zero carbon as a council by 2040 and as a borough by 2045, protecting our area for future generations. By making greener choices in the vehicles and fuels we use as a council, we’re helping reduce carbon emissions.

‘These replacements will help to ensure that the council is properly equipped to continue to deliver excellent services to the residents of Barnsley in the most cost effective way.’

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