The government spending cuts have, as we are all aware, led to local councils having to review their own spending and budgets. One area which has been under the spotlight with local residents is Telford & Wrekin. Telford & Wrekin council are to see a £13.6million reduction in their government grant next year. This has particularly been highlighted as the council has changed its allocation of budget after consultation – showing that local people are indeed able to have their say on public services, despite the need for deep spending cuts.
Reports have suggested that the councils original plans to scrap pest control services had been amended. They will now continue to provide pest control but there will be a charge for these for private homeowners. At AMES we frequently receive enquiries through our website from residents and tenants of housing associations, council properties and private landlords, enquiring as to where the responsibility for pest control lies.
With changes now occurring to the level of services provided free by the council’s pest control department, we will be watching with interest as any changes to services are unveiled. As ever we will aim to keep local residents informed as to what this means for tenants and private home owners.
Telford & Wrekin councils website continues to remind people that they will deal with pests that are harmful to public health, mainly covering the provision of rat control and mice control at domestic properties without charge. The website also states that for all other pest control problems, such as wasps removal and ant control, that residents should contact a private pest control company.
For advice and information from a professional pest control company, we are always pleased to hear from you at AMES. Please contact us on freephone 0800 197 1650 for pest control services across the West Midlands and surrounding counties or email us here.