Stevenage Borough Council in numbers

08 Jan 2016

Another busy 12 months at Stevenage Borough Council has come and gone, with council staff providing many hundreds of services and activities for residents, businesses and visitors to Stevenage.

Throughout the year, the council’s Planning team dealt with around 550 planning applications, the housing repairs team carried out more than 22,000 repairs and our environmental health team conducted more than 250 food hygiene inspections and licensed 369 taxi drivers.

During 2015 our refuse and recycling teams collected 656 tonnes of plastic, 1,786 tonnes of glass and 3,121 tonnes of paper. Our Customer Service team dealt with more than 59,000 walk-in customers and answered around 228,000 calls, while customers made around 23,000 online payments and reported an average of 57 alleged abandoned vehicles each month.

Around 25,000 visitors enjoyed Stevenage Day in June, 15,000 people attended the Women’s Tour and 10,000 people watched our annual fireworks display in November. We supported 118 Green Space Volunteer sessions and three of Stevenage’s glorious green spaces won Green Flag Awards, the national standard for quality parks.

Councillor Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said: “From collecting refuse and recycling to welcoming the Women’s Tour and opening a new skate park, the last 12 months have been a busy time for us at Stevenage Borough Council. One of the highlights of the year for me was the start of building work on our first new council homes since the 1980s. Construction is now well underway on the new houses at Archer Road and I’m sure one of next year’s highlights will be their completion.

“The hard work of our staff makes these services and activities possible all for around 50p per household per day so I hope people will agree that we achieve good value in Stevenage.”