The street name plates of Hampshire are getting a facelift thanks to national civil engineering contractor JPCS.
JPCS has been awarded a four-year framework contract to supply and install street name plates for several councils and authorities in the region. Areas include Basingstoke, Southampton, Winchester and the New Forest.
Celebrating the start of the contract this month, JPCS presented the first street name plate to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The specially created ‘Penny Lane’ name plate symbolises the cost savings that will be generated through the new street name plate programme.
Steve Helliwell, director at JPCS, said: “Local authorities are feeling the squeeze more than ever and we are committed to delivering the most cost-effective solutions for all their maintenance requirements.
“Working in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Procurement Partnership (HIOWPP), over the next four years we will be providing street name plates for the entire county on a manageable and controlled budget, generating much needed efficiencies and cost savings.
“In the spirit of ‘Penny Lane’, we’d like to ask the people of Hampshire to “stop and say hello” to our team. We really welcome any feedback they might have about our work.”
Cabinet member for planning and transport, Cllr Donald Sherlock, said: “Getting value for money is a priority and this framework, set up by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, enables both ourselves and other councils in Hampshire to buy their street name plates from a company already selected through a tender process. There are huge benefits to this way of working, potentially saving time and money while also receiving good quality street name plates.”
Pictured left to right: The JPCS Basingstoke team: Justin Davey, head of professional services, Dave Catling, operations manager and Steve Helliwell, director.