Ringway | Ringway Wiltshire Parish Stewards use innovation to clean up county
Ringway Wiltshire has given their parish stewards new technology that will clean up the county. The new machines will help improve the state of Wiltshire’s footways and pavements.
Operated by parish stewards, the six new machines – called Mosquito Footway Brushes – will be used throughout Wiltshire to tackle trampled soil and rubbish that is hard to remove by hand.
Ringway and Wiltshire Council re-launched the Parish Steward scheme in 2016 to develop a community-focused service, with stewards trained to cope with a variety of different problems.
Since the scheme was launched, twenty stewards have been re-trained to work with their Parish and Town Councils to carry out repairs and maintenance on roads, pathways, verges and drainage.
Because they are based locally, the stewards are able to work closely with residents to provide services that will benefit the needs of the communities in which they live and work.
The stewards are fully trained and aim to respond quickly in their areas with ‘right first time’ practical solutions avoiding the need to call upon other dedicated resource.
The six machines will be shared by the stewards and located at regional bases around Wiltshire, with two in each of the north, central and south parts of the county.
The machines were researched and tested by Ringway as part of their commitment to ongoing innovation and have been rolled out across the county. The brushes will mechanically loosen the soil and sweep it aside to the verge in one go. This labour saving approach is also much better for our staff as it assists with what can be a physically difficult operation.
Ringway Wiltshire has also introduced new trailers to carry the equipment to villages and towns. This means the stewards will be able to use a greater range of specialist equipment in their day to day activities.
The stewards were given training and demonstrations by a team from the Mosquito suppliers before they were introduced in to the community. By the end of the session, all twenty stewards were ready to get started.
Steve Wyatt, Operations Manager, said: “The Mosquitos will become an essential part of the parish stewards’ inventory, enabling them to deliver a better and more efficient service to the communities they serve.”
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