The town of Cranbrook in Devon started being constructed in 2011 on land which used to be green fields. Currently, approximately 4,000 residents occupy approximately 1,800 dwellings; this figure is projected to rise to in excess of 20,000 residents occupying 8,000 dwellings by 2031. So far, infrastructure including roads, footpaths, cycleways, a district heating scheme, a bus service, train station, a multi-purpose building, retail space, nurseries, primary and secondary schools, a GP surgery as well as a pharmacy has been delivered.
Cranbrook Town Council (“the Council”) came into being in May 2015 and has started to discharge its functions as a statutory local authority, representing the most local level of government. It has an important role in promoting the town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community.
On 1 April 2018, the Council assumed responsibility for the maintenance of Phases 1 and 2 of the Country Park as well as other green and public open spaces in the town. This date forms a landmark in the history of the development of the town.
The Council is now inviting tenders to assume contractual responsibility from 1 April 2019 onwards for the maintenance of the Country Park, open spaces and green spaces in its obligation to ensure best value for public money. The Council is inviting tenders under the open procedure.