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Kent Cancer Trust 2019

Earlier this month, Stuart Minty (middle of photo) fund raiser for KCT had come down to Hi Way Services where Danny and Lidia presented him a £1000 cheque for the trust which help fund equipment and research for the hospitals and universities.

It’s always a pleasure having Stuart at the office to hear about the latest projects and what they have achieved throughout the year. KCT are always looking for new projects that they can support with one of their recent projects are from three scholars at the University of Kent. Their research projects are on ovarian, breast and lung cancer. You can read more of this on the Kent Cancer Trust website on their latest project news.

We are honoured to continue our support with KCT and see the progress of the work that comes from the funding. Thank you Stuart for taking the time to come down and we look forward to seeing you next time!  

Christmas Closing Times

It’s that time of year again! Every year it seems to sneak up on us sooner than the year before

From us all here at Hi-Way Services we would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Just to let you know our offices will closed from 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 until 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Final orders for delivery before Christmas are Wednesday 19th December. Orders placed after 2pm will be received but not processed/dispatched until Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Once again, we would like to thank our customers for all the continued support over the past year and look forward to doing it all over again in 2019!

Littlehampton Youth FC

 

Hi Way Services Ltd are please to announce we have sponsored Littlehampton Youth, a team local to our Sussex Depot. The team has a close connection with the company as Contracts Manager Dave Bigg's son plays for the team.

The Youth FC was formed in 2003. It's a friendly club that takes on players of all abilities. The coaches are all voluntary, running their retrospective teams showing their love and commitment to the sport. Jordan Farnden (head coach) is one volunteer at the club. Jordan joined in June 2014, he was offered the position as head coach midway into that football season and later became manager in June 2017. Besides coaching at Littlehampton Youth FC, he also coaches for Chelsea Foundation and in Portsmouth for the local community. Jorden is also a sports technician at Greatham Primary School. 

The future is bright as they have just been promoted to the A division for the first time, they're the first Littlehampton Youth team to be promoted to this [read on]

Thanet Athletics

Wednesday 4th July I made my way to the Marlowe Academy where they hold the annual athletics event for the schools in Thanet. For those unfamiliar, the schools in Thanet come together to compete in several track and field events in hopes that they win the Thanet cup.

 The athletics is kindly sponsored by Miles & Bars and Hi Way Services.

Micky, one of many coaches who helps organise the event speaks highly about how the sponsorships have helped. Micky said, “Before the sponsors, the event was held at Ursuline College, with few staff looking after the whole event which became very difficult. Now we have a bigger field and track, professional coaches to help run and organise the day and professional catering who provide us with several delicious food options, and drinks throughout the evening. This allows teachers to sit with their students and socialize with other schools and parents. It’s such a fantastic atmosphere that brings a festival [read on]

Lining At Barretts Canterbury

Here at Hi-Way Services we always have an ethos of no job is too large or too small. Although the majority of our works are large schemes on term maintenance contracts we also do lots of smaller private works. When our neighbours Barretts asked us to install new line markings in their Canterbury compound we jumped at the opportunity of working on our door step. Over the years we have done many of Barretts dealership forecourts and have become their line marking contractor of choice. The most recent works consisted of parking bays, hatching, numbers, letters and arrows.

Our contact sent us an email after the works were finished saying, “I was nervous about the process due to the number of vehicles we have on site. However, the attitude and helpfulness of the team you supplied made sure there was no inconvenience to us. The difference it has made to the site is already measurable. It looks amazing and is proving to be very practical. Thank you all for the effort you have put [read on]

Open Week at Northforeland Golf Club

 

Another year, another Open Week at Northforeland Golf Club. For the past 21 years in the month of June Northforeland have hosted their open week which is usually a week packed full of good golf and even better weather, a certain player even losing his shoes due to the heat (pictured below)

Hi-Way Services sponsored and hosted the fifth day of the week, Wednesday 21st with Team Medley being the format of choice for the event. This turned out to be one of the best days of the week in regard to the weather with the sun firmly beating down all day with the added bonus of the course being in immaculate condition – a massive well done must go to the green keeping staff for the tremendous effort and success in getting the course in such amazing condition.

With the good weather came great scoring with very low scores being posted from most of the field, none however, could get close enough to the eventual winners who posted an unbelievable score of 17 under [read on]

Warren Morgan at Balfour Beatty Conference

 

Earlier this month one of our contract managers, Warren Morgan, was invited to help host a Community Supply Chain Conference held by Balfour Beatty on Manston airport. Warren was joined by Tom who is a rep for Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald. The purpose of the talks was to give a detailed explanation of exactly what went into turning Manston runway into a temporary lorry park for use during Operation Stack. During their time in front of the 160 attendees Tom and Warren spoke exact numbers on everyone and everything that went into completing the mammoth task in the 72hour dead line.

Works started on the Tuesday evening and by 8:00 Friday morning, 240 operatives had completed the task with time to spare. A total of:

  • 16 sweeper trucks were used.
  • 20,000 square meters of vegetation had been strimmed and cleared.
  •  250 cans of spray paint used to mark out points
  • 5000 studs
  • 32 tonnes – 148,000 linear meters &ndash [read on]

Christmas and New Years Opening Times

We would like to wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Our offices will close at 5pm on Friday 19th December 2014 and re-open at 9am on Monday 5th January 2015

Any online orders placed during this time will be received but not processed/dispatched untill Monday 5th January 2015

 

Once again we would like to thank our customers for all the support over the past year, and look forward to working with you in 2015

 

 

How to Repair a Pothole with Ultracrete Pothole Repair

Repairing an unsightly or dangerous pothole in your drive or car park is quite simple and well within the ability of even the inexperienced DIYer. You can purchase everything you need to repair your pothole at our webshop.

Step 1

Ensure that the pothole is free of loose material or standing water. Loose pieces of tarmac, stones and other debris should be removed with a brush.
Standing water should be soaked up with a cloth or sponge.

Remove loose material

Step 2

Spray a good coat SCI cold joint sealer to the pothole surface and edges. This helps the Ultracrete to stick properly to the surface and acts as a waterproofer to protect the repair from further water ingress.

Step 3

Pour Ultracrete Permanent Pothole repair into the pothole and spread it evenly ensuring that the hole is completely filled and the material stands proud of the surrounding surface by about an inch and a half or 4-5cm.

Step 4

Tamp down the Ultracrete using a tamper until it is [read on]

    Christmas Closing Times

    It's that time of year again! Every year it seems to sneak up on us sooner than the year before From us all here at Hi-Way Services we would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy

    CANCER PLAYS DIRTY BUT SO DO WE!

    This summer Lidia O'Reilly (left photo) took part in the Race for Life 5k Pretty Muddy alongside her sister Anna O'Reilly with the goal of raising £300. Race for Life

    Littlehampton Youth FC

    Hi Way Services Ltd are please to announce we have sponsored Littlehampton Youth, a team local to our Sussex Depot. The team has a close connection with the company as Contracts Manager Dave Bigg's son plays for the team. The Youth FC

    Thanet Athletics

    Wednesday 4th July I made my way to the Marlowe Academy where they hold the annual athletics event for the schools in Thanet. For those unfamiliar, the schools in Thanet come together to compete in several track and field events in

    Familiarization in Pothole Filling Day 1

    We had an idea to take it upon ourselves to go out and learn about pothole filling. Questions on potholes had become more frequent and we noticed we were unable to answer all their queries. We agreed this would be one of many

    A Well Deserved Holiday

    It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Sheila Barrett our accountant. She has provided us with 3 years of outstanding services. Sheila's attention to detail, while keeping the broader picture in

    Michael's Week with Somerford Equipment

    Back in December we took on a new HGV technician (Michael Neat left in photo) to service and repair our ever growing fleet of trucks, to improve Michael's knowledge of the road marking equipment built by Somerford Equipment we sent Michael to

    Up Coming Familiarization Day

    Last year, the office staff took part in a familiarization day installing road markings such as parking bays, directional arrows and letters. They applied thermoplastic and paint to different surface types to familiarize themselves with the

    Two New Vehicles

    Hi-Way Services has over 30 years' experience in providing specialist road marking services, providing a range of road marking services to County Councils, large civil engineering companies, household name developers and

    Familiarization Day

    A trip to West Sussex Depot quickly turned into a familiarization day to the business. Andy already having plans to travel to Sussex depot, invited Marnie and I to the yard, as neither of us have visited it. This was a great

    Kent Cancer Trust

    Every year at Hi-way Services we look to support a handful of charities that we truly believe make a difference in their field. For the past 5 years one charity has stood head and shoulders above the rest and continue to

    Robert Blanchard

    After 2 ½ years Robert Blanchard has left the business, whilst at Hi-Way Services Ltd he gained an interest in Quantity Surveying and he has pursued his interest with a new career in this field. We wish

    New Work Vehicles

    As mentioned earlier this year, we have upgraded our contract managers vehicles from diesel powered VWs to state of the art hybrid BMW 330e. We revealed in the last write up just how much more efficient the BMW is with the miles per gallon

    Another HGV Pass

    It is now common knowledge that we have been enrolling all operatives on to a Cat C HGV license training course. This is soon to become a compulsory qualification to enable a user to drive a rigid vehicle up to 32 tonnes. So far 10

    First Week Back

    The festivities are over for another year along with the first week back at work. I would like to start by saying on behalf of all the Hi-Way team, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and an enjoyable New Year. For us we are

    Christmas Closing News

    Its that time of year again! Every year it seems to sneak up on us sooner than the year before. From us all here at Hi-Way Services we would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    John Couchman

    It is with deep regret that we impart some very sad news. The first book keeper employed by Hi-Way Services, John Couchman has sadly passed away. He was a valued member of the Hi-Way Services team in 1990-93. John was a retired bank manager

    More HGV News

    It has been a few months since we last mentioned which operatives were being entered in to our HGV Cat C Enrolment programme. For those of you who are new customers of Hi-Way Services or haven't updated yourself on our latest news in a

    Another Familiarisation Day

    A few months back we decided to host a familiarisation day for our office staff so that they could get a greater understanding for what happens outside of the office walls and learn exactly how road markings are installed on different surface

    Lining At Barretts Canterbury

    Here at Hi-Way Services we always have an ethos of no job is too large or too small. Although the majority of our works are large schemes on term maintenance contracts we also do lots of smaller private works. When our neighbours Barretts

    Hi-Way Services Familiarisation Day

    Our office team get first-hand experience of road marking Towards the end of last month, the office team were taken to the site of the Captain Digby in Broadstairs, Kent for a familiarisation day to learn about the road marking materials that

    Wheels & Fins Soap Box Race

    Last Sunday (10th September) we were at the Wheels and Fins Festival where we participated in their corporate soapbox race with our very own Ollie Evans behind the wheel. For those who have never heard of soapbox racing, it is where

    Staff Familiarisation Day Coming Soon

    Over the coming weeks our admin staff will be heading out on to site to try their hand at installing car park markings for a local business. With the guidance from our operatives they will be installing parking bays, directional arrows and

    Catch Up With Hayden

    A few years back we noticed that orders were coming in for 1 or 2 studs by the same person so decided to enquire as to why the orders were so small and what they were being ordered for, it turned out to be a vibrant 9 year old boy called

    LineLazer ES 1000

    Since 2015 we have been upgrading our fleet and machinery, not only for standardisation and appearance but for a more environmentally friendly foot print. Our latest purchase is the LineLazer ES 1000, a first of its kind, fully electric

    Another HGV Pass

    It is no secret now that we are entering all our operatives in for their HGV Cat C license, this allows a successful candidate to drive a rigid vehicle (up to 32 tonnes). Since starting this scheme towards the end of 2015 a total of 8

    The Pink Ribbon Walk

    On Saturday 1st July, Lisa, head of credit control, participated in the Pink Ribbon Walk for breast cancer. For those of you not familiar with 'The London at Night Pink Ribbon walk' it is an urban walk showcasing many of the

    The New Screed Vehicle Is Here

    Here at Hi-Way Services we have been investing into our screed truck fleet since 2015. The aim was to lower carbon emissions, improve appearance, create a safer more user friendly truck for the operatives, increase volume of works and reduce

    Open Week at Northforeland Golf Club

    Another year, another Open Week at Northforeland Golf Club. For the past 21 years in the month of June Northforeland have hosted their open week which is usually a week packed full of good golf and even better weather, a certain