Decision details

Award of Contract for Arboricultural Services

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Crawley Borough Council has a current stock of approximately 272,500 trees, 30,000 of which are within residential areas or high footfall parks, and is responsible for auditing, cataloguing, planting, inspecting and maintaining them. This work is managed by three specialist officers (one temporary) within the Council’s Neighbourhood Services division.

This is required to ensure management arrangements for Arboricultural Services are in place after the expiry of the current contract in April 2022. The recommended approach aims to provide a balance between financial sustainability and supporting the Council’s Budget Strategy whilst ensuring a high quality service which continues to support the wider needs of residents and businesses.

Value will be in excess of £500K over the contract term (5 years)

Publication date: 17/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021