There are only a few days left of 2018 to go. It’s time to reflect on what you have achieved this year and dream about what you want to succeed at next year. This often triggers the question - what could I do differently or better?
When you are a business owner, there are often tasks that you do yourself because your business is growing, and you don’t have the ability to pay for external help. But there comes a point when it is counter-intuitive and that the time you spend on certain tasks could be outsourced to free up more time concentrating on income generating activity.
If you are currently managing your internal or external cleaning yourself and find it overwhelming, why not consider hiring our services.
PRS can offer both internal and external cleaning services either on an ad-hoc or bespoke contract basis. For internal cleaning for businesses and estate management services, we carry out:
We offer a vast range of external cleaning and maintenance services to businesses:
Emptying and Cleaning Litter Bins
If you have litter bins outside, as part of our cleaning contract we can regularly empty your bins. If you have a litter problem in your area and you want to keep the outside space tidy, welcoming and presentable, we can take care of that too.
Removal of Bulk Waste
From time to time, it is good to have a clear out. In business it should be done at least once per year. Often you will find a number of bulk items have accumulated that cannot be collected by your regular waste collection service. Hire PRS, as and when you need it, to take away these items from your premises. Rest assured that we will dispose of them responsibly.
Grounds Maintenance Services
If your outside grounds have grass, tress, bushes or plants, our grounds maintenance team would be happy to regularly visit your premises to keep it looking tidy and welcoming all year round. We can also remove weeds and clear leaf-fall in the autumn. Read our blog posts on garden maintenance.
We offer a number of other ad-hoc services to private businesses, property management companies:
Contact us to quickly remove and dispose of fly-tipped waste at short-notice whether your business is based in London or Essex.
Flyposting and Graffiti Removal
Hire PRS to remove tags, posters and images from land privately owned properties in East London and across Essex.
Paint and Oil Spill Removal
If an accident occurs on your land involving oil, paint or other chemical spills, call for the PRS environmental emergency spill response van to come to you. We have high-pressure jetting teams that can deal with any spillages.
Road Gully Maintenance
Are you responsible for road gullies on private land? If you have unusual smells and overflowing water from your drains, it could be a sign that your gullies are blocked. We have powerful tools that will clear blockages fast. Get in touch now for a quote.
Private Street Cleaning Services
Our clean-up team is accustomed to using all types of machinery to remove dirt and grime from pavements. If your privately-owned streets need regular cleaning, call us today.
If you have other requirements not listed here, please contact the team on 020 3373 0330 and talk to us about how you would like us to help you.
Public Realm Services is proud of all the internal and external cleaning services it offers to clients across Essex and London. We listen to our customers and understand that not everyone has big budgets or indeed, big demands. As a result, we offer flexibility when it comes to responding to the requirements of the job – we create bespoke contracts for clients with big and small budgets.
Our grounds maintenance service is no different and undertakes a variety of jobs, from grass cutting and weed removal, to the development of small areas. This is a service that can be accessed by schools, that need their grounds regularly pruned, to residential homes with front and back gardens that need a fortnightly grass cutting service. Other businesses that we work with are: retail parks, industrial sites, private businesses, local landlords, housing associations and councils – all with green areas in need of maintenance, cutting back, trimming or developing.
Leading this department for PRS is Business Development Co-ordinator, Debby. She has several years of horticultural experience and is passionate about what she does.
Recently, Debby made a visit to review a residential garden in Hornchurch. We tagged along to see how she worked. She struck up an immediate rapport with the client who needed advice on how to manage her garden. The garden was long and overgrown and in desperate need of regular maintenance. The property owner was unable to keep on top of the work and needed help with how to get the best from what was currently there.
Debby was able to quickly assess her needs and as they went along pointed out the names of bushes and plants that were rotting, old and not worth keeping, etc. She surmised that many of the large trees in the surrounding plot were taking sunshine and nutrients from the lower level plants and flowers. As a result, deeper thought would need to be given as to how the garden was planned in the future.
Because the client couldn’t afford to tackle the huge garden in one go, Debby suggested that they undertake a once a month clearance of the whole garden, breaking it down into sections. She believed that by seeing the garden as a blank canvas, the homeowner would be able to make a more informed decision about which elements would work where.
During the 40-minute discussion, Debby offered valuable information and advice. It was evident that her patient demeanour put the client at ease and no pressure was applied for the client to make an on the spot decision. Debby was able to give a price range of what the job would cost, but would follow up by sending a formal quote for the job.
If you need advice about your garden, why not contact us now so that we can come and advise you. We work through the winter months (rain permitting!) and will undertake work on an arranged date and time that’s convenient for you.
Public Realm Services Ltd have invested in a fleet of state of the art vehicles that can cover any job
Why choose Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS)?
PRS is a company that offers an excellent range of internal and external cleaning services. This provision is aided not only by having a professional and experienced team of workers – but also by having top of the range vehicles that gets each job finished to a high standard.
PRS aim to give the highest possible service at all times and has invested considerably in a new fleet of service vehicles to enhance current capability.
Bulk waste removal service – vehicles replaced
PRS are able to remove bulk waste from homes and business in and around the Newham area. Previous vehicles that delivered this service comprised of hired, older cage vehicles that were neither efficient or reliable. In order to ensure that we deliver the most capable bulk waste removal service in Newham and beyond, these vehicles have been replaced by eight new Ford Transit cage vehicles - one of which has a tail lift capability for large bulk loads.
All these vehicles are fully compliant with current vulnerable road user equipment levels designed to make the vehicles as visible as possible. These vehicles are used daily to:
- remove bulk waste
- remove illegally tipped waste and
- collect waste contained in big belly bins (that can be found throughout the Borough of Newham)
Street cleaning service – new vehicle bought
If your business requires our expertise to clean the roads and pathways of your property get in touch with us today! When you hire us to undertake this service, we consistently deliver to deadline and provide the desired end result. Because our existing large mechanical sweeper has been joined by a brand-new Johnston VT 651 large mechanical sweeper we are able to provide a service that ensures all roads within our street cleansing operations are kept to the standard of cleanliness required.
So if you require our leaf fall services or assistance removing debris after a road traffic accident – get in touch as we can help!
General street cleaning services – new vehicles purchased
Small mechanical sweepers have been replaced by the purchase of a new fleet of seven Johnston 101 small sweepers. The new machines allow us to meet our current street sweeping obligations effectively as they are more efficient and reliable.
Vehicle improvements for all our services
Whatever type of business you have, from managing a car park to running an industrial site – our fleet Johnston 101 small sweepers are multi-purposed and can be used on:
- all external areas of tarmac or hard surfaces
- along cycle paths
- waterfront locations
- public footpaths
The purchase of these new vehicles has taken PRS Ltd from strength to strength in service delivery for our clients that includes:
- private businesses
- retail parks
- housing associations
- industrial sites
- local landlords
For reliable, trustworthy vehicles – choose PRS Ltd
By making the investment in our vehicles, we commit to beating our competitors by providing vehicles that are:
- compliant with health and safety regulations
- fitted with tracking and monitoring devices
- fitted with in cab weight devices
- fitted with full PRS markings to make them visible to all road users
All PRS drivers that are behind the wheel of our vehicles have undergone training that is Driver CPC compliant. Every driver undergoes a regular driving assessment and training in the use of specialist equipment.
But we’ve not stopped there! We are currently undergoing a fitment programme for cameras to be installed on all larger vehicles that offer a full 360-degree camera capability and safety cameras are to be fitted to our fleet of caged transit vans.
PRS – Grab hire vehicle and driver hire
In addition to providing an excellent fleet of vehicles PRS Ltd also provide the hire of a driver with a grab vehicle. A grab vehicle is an alternative to hiring a skip to take away waste and rubble. If you have a project on the go that means that a lot of rubble and debris is in the way - take away the hassle of transporting your waste into a container, and simply leave it where it is. Our driver and the grab vehicle will do the rest and take everything away - effectively and efficiently.
PRS Ltd provide the best external and internal cleaning team and fleet vehicles in Newham, London and across Essex.
Call our team on 020 3373 0330 or email us on [email protected].
Public Realm Services (PRS) offers, councils, property owners and businesses a variety of winter maintenance services to ensure that you don’t face any disruption during the winter months.
Despite the long summer that 2018 has brought us, autumn is on its way, the days are getting cooler and leaves have already started to fall from the trees.
If you have a large property where heavy leaf-fall is apparent, why not hire the staff at PRS to take care of it for you. The team at PRS are experienced at clearing the pavements and major roads, cycle paths of fallen leaves in and around London. We can come to you regularly in the autumn months to ensure that the fallen leaves are removed promptly; minimising any risks to the visitors to your area.
Depending on the size of your external space we can either clear up the leaves manually or deploy our specialised mechanical sweepers. We will also take care of the leaf disposal for you.
PRS provides leaf removal services for: private businesses, retail parks, housing estates / associations, schools and industrial sites, public footpaths and cycle paths.
Call now for our leaf removal service.
Looking ahead to the winter months, ensure that you don’t get caught out by a cold snap. PRS LTD can offer gritting and winter maintenance support in Newham and surrounding areas.
PRS Ltd is contracted to work for Newham Council, covering the following areas: Canning Town South, Canning Town North, Beckton, Plaistow South, Plaistow North, Custom House and Royal Docks. During the winter months PRS ensures that the public areas in our wards run smoothly; by gritting the pavements and roads during the icy periods. We grit footpaths, access roads, car parks, school areas and entrances to any buildings required. We can also clear gullies outside of peak traffic times before the heavy rain arrives.
If you are a local authority, industrial estate, retails park or private business, looking for a winter maintenance team to take care of your external space, give our team a call to arrange a consultation. We can reassure you that your business will have safe access all year round.
Winter management contracts with PRS
Be proactive and call us for a free consultation. We can then put in place a Service Level Agreement and you can continue focusing on what you need to do.
Get in touch on 020 3370 0330 for further information and costs.
This London Triathlon attracts some of the most formidable athletes from around the globe and is an event that draws over 30,000 spectators and supporters to the Capital.
The triathlon, which consists of 3 stages (swim, bike and run) covered a huge area in London and PRS Ltd was there cleaning up the Newham part of the course. This was undertaken by deploying mechanical sweepers along the route and surrounding areas and also litter picking by hand.
If you are the organiser of an upcoming event and would like to hire our expert external cleaners – why not get in touch? We can provide you with a bespoke contract that suits the needs of your event in London or in Essex. We have a large, experienced workforce that will ensure your event takes place without the eyesore of rubbish everywhere during and after proceedings.
So why not hire the professionals to get your organised event off to a great start by calling 020 3370 0330 or emailing us at [email protected].
Always create a great impression with a clean shop front
First impressions matter. Have you taken a look at what your shop-front looks like lately? If your shop-front is grubby and unkempt, it could make the difference between someone walking through your door or turning away.
Shopfront cleaning in Newham
Shops can often be the target of graffiti vandalism which can have a negative impact on the reputation of a shop. That’s why Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS) in Newham have included shop-front contract cleaning as part of their external cleaning services.
Whether you are part of a chain of shops or an independent business, our team of contract cleaners can provide you with a complete cleaning service. This includes regular window and shop-front cleaning, and graffiti and fly-poster removal. Our full-time cleaning staff can meet your cleaning requirements at a time that suits you and your business – whatever time of the year. We cater for businesses across Newham and surrounding London Boroughs.
This includes chewing gum removal. If your shop-front has heavy foot-fall we are happy to arrange for this service to take place out of hours. You don’t even need to be open for us to clean the outside of your premises. Our mobile equipment means we can clean without needing to use your power or water.
Additional shop front cleaning services
Other things we can also include as part of our shop-front clean down are:
Should you also wish for the inside of your shop to undergo a more thorough clean, give our team a call to talk through your needs as we also have a dedicated internal cleaning team.
Our internal cleaning team are happy to clean periodically or maintain regularly the following areas:
We offer a professional and reliable local service and our business is fully insured. We have an extensive range of equipment which ensures that each job can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
From small independent shops, to large shopfronts and signage, whatever your outdoor cleaning needs are, we can help you.
Contract cleaning for all types of commercial properties
Regardless of what type of commercial property you have such as an independent shop, supermarket, restaurant, pub, café, hotel, office you can be sure that we will deep clean your internal and external premises, leaving it gleaming.
Contract Cleaning across Newham and surrounding areas
If the grounds of your workplace are looking a little tired and unloved, we can help bring them back to life
Public Realm Services (PRS) provides high quality grounds maintenance services to public and private sector clients across the London Borough of Newham and beyond. We offer our services to small and large businesses alike, and take pride in each maintenance project that we undertake.
Grounds maintenance services
Our services include:
We work with a range of organisations to ensure that their outside spaces are properly maintained and fulfil their role for visitors and customers all year round. Some of our clients include schools site from nursery to secondary schools and Education Link sites.
Summer grounds maintenance tasks
Our summer season runs from April to September, during these months our staff can be hired to undertake the following:
Grass cutting – we will visit your outside space every 10 working days, during growing season.
Weeding – during these months we will keep your weeds at bay, including hard surface spraying in April, June and August.
Summer bedding – we begin to prepare the summer bedding from the end of April and will maintain these areas throughout the summer period.
Hanging baskets – if you would like to make the entrance to your buildings more attractive we can hang and maintain flowers and plants in hanging baskets.
Pruning shrubs and hedges – we will lightly prune your shrubs and hedges around September at the end of flowering period.
Winter grounds maintenance tasks
Our winter season runs from October until March, during these months you can hire our staff to undertake the following:
Winter bedding – there’s no need for your plants to look bleak during the winter period, we can maintain your winter bedding during these months
Cutting of shrubs and hedges – in March we will cut back all shrubs and hedges to allow for the growth in the spring and summer
Leaf fall removal – once the leaves start falling from the trees we will regularly come to clear them away until all leaves have fallen.
Professional and bespoke service, catered to you
We offer a bespoke service according to our customers’ needs. So whether your outside space is part of any of the following in London, we would be happy to talk to you about your grounds maintenance service’s needs.
Do you manage a space that attracts lots of visitors? If so, you will need to ensure that your grounds are well maintained for the health and safety of those visitors as well as members of staff. We are able to provide a consistently outstanding service for any type of private property that needs regular grounds maintenance.
PRS has a number of educational properties as clients and is accustomed to providing ground maintenance services safely and without disruption to the day-to-day activities of those working within the buildings. Our qualified grounds-staff are safety conscious when caring for the grounds of these educational establishments including:
Qualified, DBS-checked staff
All of our staff are fully vetted and trained to the highest standards in grounds maintenance and landscaping.
If you would like to find out more about our grounds maintenance services for your outside space, give Debby Mehegan our Grounds Maintenance Business Development Co-ordinator, a call on 020 3373 0330.
Last week the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. This new legislation, enforced by the European Commission, has two main objectives:
1) to give individuals back control of their personal data
2) to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
Prior to the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 1998 was in force. However due to ongoing misuse personal data by certain companies, in recent years, GDPR has been created to help all individuals in Europe ensure that their personal data is not abused.
We at Public Realm Services have always been careful with personal data and we assure you that we have put measures in place to ensure that we are GDPR compliant.
When we collect your personal data from our website, through an email enquiry or by phone, you can be sure that we will ensure that your data is kept securely.
We will keep your data whilst we are ascertaining how we may be able to offer you our services, or if you are one of our existing suppliers. When appropriate after the relationship has ceased, we will delete your details. If at any point you wish for us to remove your contact details, please ask us to by emailing us at [email protected].
We also promise not to pass on your details to any third party companies.
If you run a business and need to know more about GDPR, read the Information Commissioners Office article.
In March 2018, Doug Wilkinson, Managing Director at Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS) stepped down to pursue a new role. In doing so, a new management team was set up to continue running this publically-owned cleaning services company that was initiated by the then Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales in December 2016.
Stepping into the role as Managing Director John Wild, who has over 35 years’ experience in managing and providing leadership on key frontline public services to the community and private sector, had this to say about his appointment: “Whist PRS Ltd is a relatively new company I have aspirations for the future provision of environmental maintenance services in Newham. Currently, we work very closely supporting the borough’s local residents and estates, but we also extend our services to other companies and organisations outside of this remit and it is this area of the business that I am focused on growing in the coming months.”
For the first time, housing associations, private businesses, local landlords, retail parks, schools and other Councils can use PRS Ltd to undertake their external and internal cleaning contracts.
Also in the management team under the leadership of John, are Steve Ferguson, Contract Manager and Joanne Beaseley, Director and Business Manager.
For more information contact PRS at [email protected]
Smart bins look much like any other high-street litter bin, except that these amazing pieces of technology can hold five times more rubbish than a normal bin. It also has the ability to send out a notification to the PRS head office when it’s near to reaching full capacity. This ensures that odorous, overflowing bins will become a thing of the past.
October 2017 saw the introduction of this revolutionary technology onto the streets of Newham Council in London. Twenty-six Bigbelly smart bins were installed outside of schools, tube stations and other busy locations in Newham where littering is an issue.
This initial wave of installations is the beginning of a long-term strategy and expansion programme. Its’ aims are to educate a wide range of stakeholders including Newham residents and collection staff on the benefits of having a Smart bin.
So how do Smart rubbish bins work?
The Bigbelly smart bins consist of a solar PV module, which provides the power for the internal compactor. A Smart unit takes up roughly the same footprint of a normal high-street bin however, because of the compactor; it can hold a greater amount of waste than the average bin. In fact, more than five times more waste! The solar-powered compactor exerts 1,200 pounds of force and runs on less than 5Wh per day – all totally powered by the sun's energy.
Smart rubbish bins create business efficiencies
These ‘smart’ little bins are incredibly clever and are able to email PRS staff when they need emptying, through using cloud enabled connectivity. This in turn will enable PRS to improve its time management of employees. No longer will staff have to attend to bins that don’t need changing, or are half full.
Blind checking all bins on a regular basis will eventually be no longer necessary as PRS will be able to better manage staff rotas and send employees to the locations where the bins are ready to be emptied. Less staff checks means a reduction of our carbon footprint, which all goes towards helping the environment.
Managing Director, Doug Wilkinson, of PRS, has this to say about the Smart bins:
“By introducing these smart bins we have improved the effectiveness of our litter bin emptying service significantly. We are currently emptying these smart bins, when they tell us they are full and only then – the smart bin sends an e mail direct to the operational teams. This has resulted in a performance for emptying of around 95% efficiency for the units. The benefits of this are that it allows our staff to focus on other aspects of keeping the local environment clean and tidy such as fly tips and litter removal, things which local people complain about more.”
Helping business, retail and leisure parks with Smart solar compactor bins
Public Realm Services (PRS) Ltd is a new Local Authority Trading Company wholly owned by Newham Council and was launched in 2016. As well as providing the Council with its services, it is also works directly with private companies.
PRS is committed to helping venues with large footfall and litter issues to provide them with Smart solar powered bins to help improve their efficiencies too. So, if you are an organisation or business that has a litter issue, let PRS provide you with a smart solution.
Smart solar smart bins crushing it in Newham London - by Waste Management World