Angel of the North

What a typical council does in one day

  • Collect 72,000 refuse/recycling bins/bags or boxes;
  • provide services for up to 2000 families in its children's centres;
  • provide up to 8,000 children with free school meals;
  • maintain 400 hectares of parkland, 600 hectares of woodlands, 50 hectares of nature reserves;
  • see 1,000 people visit museums and art galleries;
  • see 40,000 children attend schools;
  • provide nearly 100 pieces of equipment to vulnerable adults;
  • collect 90 tonnes of green waste;
  • cut 25 hectares of grass;
  • adapt 75 homes to enable vulnerable adults to live independently;
  • collect 80 tonnes of paper;
  • collect 16 tonnes of litter and fly-tipping;
  • clean up 20 kilos of dog mess;
  • see 6,000 people visit libraries and borrow 3800 books;
  • deliver more than 600 meals to vulnerable people; and
  • serve nearly 600 people in a One Stop Shop.