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Is the school run driving you crazy?

It amazes me how many stories there are in the press about road rage on the school run. Stressed out parents parking on school keep clear zig-zags and cars double parked in an effort to get as close to possible to the school gates are part of many of our daily routines. It’s part of modern life that most of us just put up with. But so often parking arguments seem to turn into brawls involving various mums and dads while their children simply look on. It’s staggering that more than a quarter of adults have witnessed or been in an argument with another parent over a parking space outside the school gates. Almost a third believe driving children to school is more dangerous than driving to work or into town. 

As a road marking contractor, we are often contacted by parents who are looking for help/advice to ease the school run nightmare; “can’t you put cones out for us to stop the dangerous parking” “please could you put some extra double ye [read on]

    All Roads Lead to Royal Harbour

    One of the joys of running a successful business is being able to give something back to the local community. We owe so much of our success to our relationships with the businesses around us, and the majority of our

    A Website For Sore Eyes

    We're always striving to innovate at Hi-Way Services, as our new trucks and training course demonstrate. But while our physical premises and practices have been given an upgrade, our digital presence has been missing out.

    Our Workforce Get Stuck Into New Training Scheme

    Road maintenance takes collaboration and teamwork, and we employ people in a variety of roles here at Hi-Way Services. However, there can be no doubt that some of the most enjoyable - and most highly qualified - positions we offer are to

    Big News in Littlehampton!

    Our Littlehampton depot means a lot to us. As well as being our first point of expansion outside Kent - marking its 10th anniversary this year - Littlehampton is our main outpost in Sussex, operating alongside our site in

    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

    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


    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