Runnymede Borough Council has announced the award of a five-year contract to maintain its fleet of over 80 vehicles to Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

The fleet comprises a wide range of vehicles and plant including Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs), minibuses for community transport such as meals on wheels, and street cleansing vans.

The two full-time engineers who man the council’s workshop have been TUPE transferred across to SFS.

Shaun Barnes, Depot Manager, Runnymede Borough Council, said: 'SFS won the tender based on quality and price, and we are confident they will deliver an excellent standard of service. They come very highly recommended by neighbouring Surrey councils, Epsom & Ewell and Spelthorne.'

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director of SFS, added: 'We are very pleased to work with Runnymede and to be extending our customer base in Surrey. As well as maintaining the vehicle fleet we will enhance the workshop facilities and keep staff fully trained to ensure the fleet is kept running smoothly to deliver essential council services.'