Within Tameside the Transport Service performs a central role in assisting in the service delivery of most of the functions provided by the council such as:
- Refuse Collection
- Street Lighting
- Highway Services
- Grounds Maintenance
- Community Alarms
- Community Transport
The Service consists of four main functions:
The provision, of approximately 650 items of vehicles, plant and equipment. Of these there are approximately 260 vehicles in long term use by the council to deliver many of its services.
In addition there are many short term hires to cater for peaks in workload and for ad-hoc requirements.
A multi-disciplined workforce is situated in the recently refurbished workshop. The garage operates a 2-shift system providing cover between 6:30am and 10:15pm, cover is also provided at weekends and during holiday periods to provide 24 hour support for vital services.
All items of council fleet are maintained here and also on site. Work is also carried out for a number of external organisations and suppliers via ‘maintenance agreements’.
The workshop also has MOT testing facilities for class 1V, V and V11 vehicles. Members of the public can also benefit from reduced price MOT’s by arranging their MOT through our facilities.
The current charges for services available to the public are:
- £40 - MOT
- £40 (including VAT at 15%) - Vehicle Valuations
Payment can be made by cash, cheque with a valid cheque guarantee card or by debit/credit card.
To book an appointment ring the workshop on 0161 342 2724 or Send a Message to Transport Services.
All Taxi Testing is also carried out on behalf of the Council's Licensing Service.
Ensuring compliance with the obligations associated with the Council’s Operating Licence, national transport legislation and council policy. The unit is also responsible for fuel utilisation, accident reporting and vehicle performance statistics.
Tameside MBC has an in house Community Transport provision which operates a modern fleet of 16 seat and 24 seat welfare coaches. These all have facilities, to carry wheelchair dependant passengers and passengers who have limited mobility as well as those who are able bodied. All vehicles have a high specification, independent saloon heaters and in most vehicles, air conditioning.
For more information, see the Community Transport Service page.
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