New machinery is being revved up for action to help keep the borough looking its best.
North Tyneside Council has purchased five new tractors, at a total cost of £200,000, to help keep open spaces clean and well-maintained.
The tractors will replace old vehicles, with four joining the council’s grounds maintenance service – helping to maintain playing fields, football pitches and large grassed areas, such as The Links at Whitley Bay.
One vehicle will replace the current beach tractor and play a vital role in keeping the borough’s beaches clean – a key factor in maintaining their Blue Flag status and quality standards.
Coun John Stirling, cabinet member responsible for environment, said: “Our new vehicles are essential in keeping our borough’s beautiful outdoor spaces clean and tidy for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“These tractors are replacing ten-year-old vehicles and are more efficient, with cleaner engines and lower environmental impact.”