New £200k tractors revved up for work

With the tractors are Marcus Jackson, area officer seafront; Coun John Stirling; Steve Whitworth, operations and logistics manager.
With the tractors are Marcus Jackson, area officer seafront; Coun John Stirling; Steve Whitworth, operations and logistics manager.

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.”