You are in safe hands when you work with Public Realm Services
Public Realm Services (PRS) takes its staff and the clients it works for very seriously. And in doing so, we are committed to ensuring that you can be confident that you are in safe hands. That is why we carry out DBS checks on our staff who work in particular functions.
What is a DBS?
In case you have not heard of a DBS, it is a record check of a person's criminal convictions and cautions – carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. DBS checks may also include soft intelligence held by the local police.
Criminal record checks are especially important for PRS as some of the clients we work with are in companies or organisations that have vulnerable groups, such as the work we undertake for schools, where children are in the vicinity. There are three levels of DBS checks, basic, standard and enhanced. The staff at PRS are enhanced checked:
Enhanced level disclosure – this detailed check is also subject to eligibility in accordance with legislative criteria. Individuals who wish to work with vulnerable people are required to have this disclosure.
We are aware that a DBS check has no official expiry date and any information included is accurate at the time the check was carried out; that is why at PRS we carry out further checks every five years.
All of the Grounds Maintenance team have had a recent DBS check; and soon additional staff who may be required to carry out work where there are vulnerable adults or children will be DBS checked in advance.
Have confidence when you engage with Public Realm Services. We can help your business or organisation in the following areas:
PROPERTY AND HOUSE CLEARANCE | WASTE AND RUBBISH REMOVAL | INTERNAL CLEANING SERVICE | EXTERNAL CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
If you would like to talk to us about any of these services, please give our office a call on 020 3373 0330.
The team at Public Realm Services in East London are here ready to take on your deep clean, whatever the job may be. Our deep clean team can handle a variety of jobs either on a one-off basis or as part of a regular clean.
Calling all property managers / managing agents
If you own or manage a residential block it is essential that the communal areas are kept clean and safe. We can visit your property on a regular basis to not only clean - but also to be your eyes and ears. We can feed back to you anything that appears to be in disrepair, broken or in need of immediate attention.
What about your communal bin rooms? It doesn’t take long for these areas to get dirty. If you want to ensure that they are kept clean, fresh-smelling and unattractive to vermin and other pests, it is vital to get these areas cleaned on a periodic basis. Our friendly team can advise you when they attend your premises about the suggested regularity of the visits.
Do you own or manage a shop?
As we all know, having a presentable welcoming shopfront is important if you want to attract customers. However, from time to time these buildings can be the target of graffiti or fly posting, making the shop front look less appealing. If you have fallen victim to either of these or would like someone to deep clean the exterior of your shop, our team are at hand to serve you. Our staff are equipped to remove graffiti and take off unsightly posters, without causing damage to your shop in Newham and its surrounding boroughs.
Accidents happen. It’s just the way it is. Some can be cleared up easily, but other accidents may require professional help. If you have an oil spill or chemicals have accidentally tipped onto a surface, our team can come to you at short notice to come to your aide.
Rapid response for road accidents
We are often called to help on the streets of Newham, when there has been a road accident. We can offer our services to other surrounding areas too. We can help clear up any mess in the road, from car remnants to fuel spillage.
These are just some of the areas where the PRS Deep Clean Team can help you. But if you have a project that is outside of what has been described - give us a call! Our services can be tailored to your exact requirements. Also, should you have any bulky items that need removing, we have vehicles that can take items away, which we will dispose of responsibly.
Do you want to find out what else PRS does? Visit our services page to read more about our internal and external cleaning offering or call us on 020 3373 0330.
If you are the owner or manager of a residential block, you know how important it is to keep the block in a good condition at all times, especially the communal areas. Our residential cleaning services for East London cover common areas of both large and small blocks/developments. A building that is spick and span on the inside and out, will hold its value and kerb appeal. It will also encourage the residents to take care of the property too.
Public Realm Services (PRS) will keep your building clean throughout the year. We carry out everything from cleaning hallways, windows and doors, to deep clean jet washing and graffiti removal. If you would like us to act as the 'ears and eyes' of property managers on site, we can provide you with site condition reports.
We provide professional cleaning services for a number of apartment blocks in and around Newham and East London; and can offer regular contracts in neighbouring Essex too.
Our cleaning staff are fully trained and supervised. All of our staff wear uniforms at all times.
With Public Realm Services cleaning services you get bespoke residential cleaning to suit your block. A key part of good block management is making sure that communal internal and external spaces are clean, well-maintained and risk free.
The frequency of cleaning for your apartment block will depend entirely on the number of apartments, the footfall in communal areas and the general level of usage.
For this reason, we like to visit your block in person and find out more about the property. Our experienced team will create a cleaning schedule to suit the needs of your particular block and your residents.
Cleaning Communal Areas
Thorough cleaning of surfaces and floors in hallways, landings, staircases and lifts. Also includes bin sanitisation. Communal cleaning is usually often done on a fortnightly basis.
We will take care for all accessible internal windows as part of the building cleaning maintenance and external windows, frames and sills up to a height of 72ft, at an additional fee. Windows are typically cleaned on a quarterly basis.
Keep the outside communal areas of your block looking as good as the inside, with regular tidying of communal garden areas, including lawn mowing, leaf clearance and general pruning of hard landscaped areas.
We not only offer professional cleaning services for residential blocks, but also to retail spaces and offices. If you want an end of tenancy clean or have an empty property that has bulk waste that needs removing, we can help with that too.
Call us now on 020 3373 0330 if you are looking for a reliable company to help ensure that your block is kept in good condition all year round.
Everywhere you look now, there are leaves falling from the trees. Whilst autumn is a beautiful time of year, leaves on the ground can be hazardous. It is important in the coming weeks to be mindful of the leaves on your property and be sure they are cleared away regularly.
Public Reams Services offers leaf fall removal services to businesses and private residents in Newham, and across East London and Essex.
Why removing fallen leaves regularly is important
Leaf clearing should be done regularly. For businesses, leaf fall on your pathways and in your car parks could be unsafe. With more regular rainfall and damp mornings, the leaves on the ground can be slippery.
Leaf fall on lawns, creates a thick layer of decaying leaves. These will stop the light getting to your grass, which in turn will suffocate your lawn and destroy it.
At PRS we offer leaf clearing as part of regular garden and grounds maintenance or as a one-off visit. We can clear the leaves from your paths, grassed areas, gravelled areas, patios etc.
Book your leaf clearance service now
We are available to undertake leaf removal services at short notice. We can either be booked as a one-off service, or you can be scheduled as a regular clearance for the coming weeks. We can help advise you as to what is best for your property and those using it.
We offer winter maintenance services to local businesses too
As well as garden maintenance and leaf fall removal, PRS also offers a winter maintenance package, which includes, clearing gullies and laying grit and salt on footpaths, access roads, car parks, and other public areas.
Don’t get caught out this winter, be proactive and hire PRS for your peace of mind. If you manage a private or commercial property, we will grit all required areas and ensure that footpaths to buildings are safe. Our salt gritting services reassures you that, when it is going to be icy or if there is a chance of snow, these areas can remain open and function without risk to those accessing the area.
Why choose us?
Do you have unwanted items in your home or business? Please think twice about how you get rid of it. By leaving it irresponsibly it can be classified as fly-tipping, which can carry hefty penalties.
Fly-tipping is the process of illegally dumping your rubbish. You will be breaking the law if you put rubbish next to a public bin, on a public street or on public land. Dumping or tipping waste on a site that has no licence to accept waste is also considered as fly-tipping. Authorised methods of getting rid of waste includes kerbside collection, i.e. from your local authority and taking your waste to recycle centre.
Seeing a mattress, electrical goods or other rubbish in the street, not only makes the area look ugly but is a nuisance for all local residents that have to put up with seeing it, until it is eventually cleared up.
Penalties for fly-tipping in Newham and Essex
Dumping any waste is a criminal offence and you can be issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice on the spot, if you are caught in action. Depending upon the severity of the problem, your case may go further and end up in Court.
If the matter is dealt with in a Magistrate’s Court, you could receive a fine of up to £50,000 - or 12-months imprisonment if convicted. If the offence is really serious, it could result in an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court.
Make sure your rubbish is not fly-tipped
Should you decide to hire a clearance company to get rid of your rubbish, we recommend that you check they are a registered waste carrier, like Public Realm Services. If you choose a company that illegally dumps your rubbish, you could be held responsible and prosecuted.
Where can items be left legally in Newham?
There are organisations and charities in and around Newham that may be able to collect usable items for free.
You can use the Jenkins Lane Re-use and Recycling Centre for free if you are a resident of Newham. On the site there is a special container for re-usable items. If you feel that some of your waste could be used by someone else - speak to a member of staff at Jenkins Lane for more information.
Bulk Waste Collection Service for Newham and surrounding areas
If you have bulk waste and cannot dispose of it yourself call PRS today. We have a fly-tipping service in Newham and surrounding areas and an experience team that regularly deals with bulk waste collection. Hire us to come and collect your waste and dispose of it in the proper manner. Please call our friendly team on 020 3373 0330 to book in your collection.
Public Reams Services offers garden services to businesses and private residents.
Now that the summer season is almost over, leaves have started to fall. From around mid-September there will be an evident change in the colour of leaves as they begin to die. This will be followed by them beginning to shed and by mid-November leaf-less trees will be common place. Whilst autumnal leaf fall is beautifully colourful, the fallen leaves aren’t always so welcome. During this period, it is important to stay on top of leaf fall and clear it away as it accumulates.
Why is it important to clear leaves?
There are a few reasons why leaf clearing should be done regularly. For businesses, leaf fall on your pathways, drives, car parks etc. could be hazardous. The mornings in autumn tend to be damp and rainfall starts to become more frequent. These conditions can make it slippery underfoot, causing your paths to be hazardous.
For those who have leaves falling on lawns, a thick layer of decaying leaves will stop the light getting to your grass, which in turn will suffocate your lawn and destroy it. Prevent this from happening and save yourself the need of expensive lawn repairs by hiring us to clear it away.
At PRS we offer leaf clearing as part of regular garden and grounds maintenance or as a one-off visit. We can clear the leaves from your paths, grassed areas, graveled areas, patios etc.
Book your leaf clearance service now
Act now to guarantee that we can service your property. Leaf clearance is most popular in the autumn during the leaf fall period. This service can also be scheduled as a regular clearance, or as a thorough leaf clearance, when your outside area is covered with colourful leaves. We can help advise you as to what is best for your property and those using it.
Regular garden maintenance and clearance
If you are looking for regular garden maintenance, PRS can offer leaf fall clearance as part of your garden service. Our gardeners will collect leaves, grass and weeds from your patios, walkways and driveways. We can also:
All garden waste that we create is disposed and recycled according to UK regulations.
Order these services as one-off appointments or as regular garden maintenance sessions. Talk to us now, as to what best suits your needs.
Why choose us?
Speak with our customer support team now, call 020 3373 0330.
As the seasons change, we will soon see the trees shed their leaves. Whilst this is a beautiful time of year - to see the leaves change colour from green, to gold, to brown - leaf fall can be messy (and occasionally hazardous). Our leaf fall removal and garden clean-ups are an affordable way to check that you have everything as it should be.
Our ‘Autumn Clean Ups’ are what PRS call the group of services offered to prepare lawns and gardens for the winter. We offer a range of autumn garden services, of which leaf removal is the most popular.
Our autumn clean-up services almost always include leaf fall removal, since it improves the appearance of the property. Leaf cleaning is the best way to get your lawn under control in the autumn. Leaf collection is usually done in two parts. The first, is when half of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the second collection when almost all the leaves have fallen.
When our professionals provide you with leaf clean-up services, they’ll make sure you get a clean garden again for you to enjoy. Don’t worry about those final leaves – they will help fertilise your lawn and garden.
What other autumn garden services do you offer?
We can offer additional garden services in the autumn to make sure that everything is being done at the correct time.
Cutting back perennials – we can cut back annuals and perennials in your gardens, to leave the garden looking clean and ready for winter.
Lawn mowing & fertilisation – weather permitting, we can give your lawn a final mow and fertilise it preparing it for the long winter ahead.
We can add this waste to your garden collection (if it is still in place) or we can dispose of the leaves and cutting ourselves. Let us know which you prefer.
New customers are always welcomed
Based in Newham, PRS provide professional garden services for London and Essex. We are happy to take on new business and residential customers. Businesses we have helped are housing associations, lettings agents, private landlords, councils, schools and more. If you have an outdoor space with greenery, we can maintain it all year round.
Simply give us a call on 020 3373 0330. You can book a one-time clean-up, or schedule us for weekly or bi-weekly visits.
Do you own or look after a property that has been abandoned by the previous tenants? Have they left lots of items behind, including mess, dirt and grime?
If you are looking for a company that can come in and clear away these items and clean, then look no further. PRS can help you. We are based in Newham offer a property and home clearing service for London and Essex, where we take away all unwanted waste.
Perhaps you are an estate agent or landlord, and ex-tenants have left the property with old furniture, clothing and household items. Hiring a skip may not be enough and you may not have the time to do this yourself. Save yourself the aggravation and hire the PRS Property Clearing Service team. We will go to your property and do a thorough clear out of your property, both inside and outside (if necessary). We will clear out all areas of the property, including inside cupboards and dispose of these items responsibly. We have a dedicated van that can take away all the items for you, saving you having to arrange for a skip or another waste removal service.
If you have a business premises that you are taking over and there are items in there from the previous occupiers, we can offer the same service and get your property completely cleared. Where we can recycle or rehome items, we will, otherwise we will dispose of them appropriately.
Once the property is cleared, our specialist team can perform a deep clean of inside the building, an additional service that can be catered for your needs.
Our void property cleaning service includes:
Get in touch if you’re ready to reclaim your property! Our void clearing and cleaning service will restore your property back to a liveable state and give you the chance of re-letting, selling or using your property more quickly.
We can also provide a regular property maintenance service, where we can clean communal areas in blocks of flats or public buildings.
Public Realm Services' void property clearing solutions is always carried out by trained professionals.
If you would like to hire our experts to clear out and clean-up of your property, please give us a call on 020 3370 0330.
Public Realm Services (PRS) were recently called to a business address in Stansted, following a spillage caused by way of accident by a supplier to their premises.
Th rubber spillage came from a 25 litre container, which fell onto the concrete. PRS used a combination of non-toxic chemicals, high pressure, hot, jet-washing and long handled floor scrappers to remove the spillage.
PRS is an external and internal cleaning company based in Newham, East London. We offer a range of cleaning services, including, chewing gum removal, graffiti and fly-posting removal, as well as clearing up chemical spills.
If you need our help, give get in touch on:
020 3373 0330 or email [email protected].
The school summer holidays are almost here… and if you manage the school premises, it’s at this time of year when you will be securing contractors to undertake the bigger jobs to get the school ready for the new term.
Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS) is an external and internal cleaning company based in Newham. Its team is skilled at undertaking all forms of internal cleaning services, including a window cleaning service, across East London and Essex.
We can offer new clients a regular window cleaning service to help your school maintain a respectable and welcoming space for staff, pupils and visitors alike. We understand that during term time, it is difficult to maintain the deep cleans required. However, during school holidays, whether it be half term or the longer holidays – our staff can come to your site.
We can provide a free quote for either a one-off clean or a regular visit from the PRS window cleaning team. All of our professional window cleaners are fully qualified and DBS checked. We use a pure hot water fed pole system for cleaning external windows. The water is sprayed onto the window, all frames and window sills which will all get a thorough clean. We have various filtration methods and specific brush heads to clean all required areas.
PRS can take care of your window cleaning needs in an efficient and timely manner.
We can also offer the following services within the school grounds:
Car Park Cleaning | Storage Cleaning | Gutter Cleaning |Graffiti Removal | Soffit Cleaning | Fascia Cleaning | Garden maintenance | Tree Maintenance
For details of how we can help your school environment, call us on 020 3373 0330 for further information. We also have other external and internal cleaning services, that may be of interest to you.
PRS are already contracted to undertake internal cleaning for properties, buildings and estates owned by Newham Council, so we are accustomed to dealing with big contracts. However, if you own a smaller property, still give us a call and we will arrange a meeting to create a bespoke contract for your premises.
Have you had the unfortunate experience of having unruly tenants in your property? Have they caused mess and damage and had to be evicted? If you are looking for a specialist empty property cleaning service for your house, flat or commercial property – then look no further as PRS can do the job.
It’s important to act quickly when a situation like this arises. When commercial and residential properties are left vacant for a period of time, they can provide an ideal opportunity for further vandalism and anti-social behaviour. It can also attract squatters.
So why leave your premises in an uninhabitable state, when an immediate cleaning solution is available? PRS have the means to provide a deep clean, as well as removing and disposing of large amounts of waste and belongings that is causing your property to be uninhabitable and losing you money.
If you are in this position and have an empty property that you would like to be prepared for new tenants, we can help with getting your property cleared and cleaned.
We have years of experience clearing and cleaning void properties and undertake many end of tenancy property cleans every year. We work with social housing clients and private clients across Newham and East London and understand the importance of working quickly and thoroughly to get the property back to a rentable state.
We can remove any unwanted items from both inside and outside of the property, which we will dispose of in the correct manner. Once the property is cleared, our specialist team can perform a deep clean of inside the building. Throughout the process we focus on helping our clients to minimise void loss and getting the properties back to a liveable state as quickly as possible.
In instances where hazardous items (such as needles and syringes) are left at the property, it is possible that your property could contain an infectious disease, which can be very difficult to eliminate. However, PRS have the correct equipment and products to deal with this efficiently and effectively.
Our void property cleaning service includes:
Get in touch if you’re ready to reclaim your property! Our void clearing and cleaning service will restore your property back to a habitable state and give you the chance of re-letting or selling your property more quickly. Call us on 020 3373 0330.
Public Realm Services' void property cleaning solutions is always carried out by trained professionals.
If you would like to hire our experts to clear out and clean up of your property, please give us a call on 020 3373 0330.
We also clean communal areas in blocks of flats or public buildings and provide emergency services for fly tipped waste and emergency clean ups.
Public Realm Services (PRS) and members of the Thames Dragons dragon boat club have taken it upon themselves to clean the water they race in. Tired of the amount of plastic waste in their waters, the Thames Dragons decided to join in the Great British Spring Clean and get rid of the rubbish polluting their waters.
Staff at PRS, part of Newham Council, helped in their fight against plastic pollution by helping them collect litter on Sunday 24 March. In just a few hours, they filled 12 bin bags with plastic rubbish—mostly broken-up plastic and drinks bottles.
PRS which covers the Royal Albert Docks lent the team of litter-pickers to help them keep the dock clean.
The clean-up was organised as part of the Great British Spring Clean by the litter charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Public Realm Services (PRS) provides a reliable property clearance service for home owners, landlords, estates. Our property clearance service is an alternative to skip hire.
We are a London-based company specialising in the removal, recycle and reclamation of your unwanted waste and goods. We have many years experience and undertake full and partial property clearances (including probate clearances). All at a competitive price.
Do you have a property that needs clearing after a tenant has left?
If you have been left with unwanted items in your property, after the tenants have moved out, but cannot manage clearing the property out yourself, call PRS. We will dispose of all the unwanted property/goods/furniture and, whenever possible, we will re-use and recycle items to help the environment.
Have you bought or taken over a property that has unwanted items?
Where there has been a property void, it is common for the rooms to have unwanted items. The team at PRS can help you remove these unwanted belongings.
Instead of hiring a skip, our team have access to vans that can take the items to a local waste management site. If there are items that can be recycled, we can l take them to a local charity.
Property clearance after a bereavement
If a loved one has passed away and their home still contains their personal possessions, we can help you clear it. The contents of their house will be treated with respect, dignity, and complete sensitivity. Our dedicated team will respectfully clear away goods and responsibly dispose of all household effects, including furniture, appliances, unwanted items and general rubbish, whilst taking into account any valuable items.
Our team of house clearance experts will always try to recycle items wherever possible including clothes, paperwork and books. We believe that there is always someone who could make use of someone else’s unwanted things.
If you wish us to donate the goods to a local charity or disposed at a licensed waste disposal station, please let us know.
Hazardous items removed from vacant properties
From time to time, abandoned properties build up waste in a variety of ways. It could be that the property had squatters, or maybe it was used by people with drug habits.
If you have sharp objects on the premises such as glass, razors, syringes and anything else that could cause harm through cutting or piercing skin, we can dispose of it safely. Once the objects are removed, the entire area can be deep cleaned and disinfected, eliminating the presence of harmful bacteria. All objects are then treated as clinical waste and incinerated, leaving your site safe and clean.
PRS is fully prepared and equipped to provide a thorough, safe clean regardless of its current state.
How much do property clearance services cost?
It doesn't matter whether you are clearing a full house, an office, or you just have a single item to move, our property clearance rates are competitive. Public Realm Services, property clearance and waste disposal specialists have years of experience. You can trust us to clear out your house or housing estate, business or office block – irrespective of size, we can do the job. We even undertake warehouse sized clearance projects, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Prices are based on the size and contents of the property. We have an upfront transparent pricing system, so that you'll have no hidden costs to worry about.
Call us now for whatever type of property clearance you need
Whether you require a clean-up of your property after the end of a tenancy, a recent eviction, a house clearance, a foreclosure clean, or after years of the property being unoccupied, offering it a new lease of life.
Public Realm Services is a one-stop-solution for all your property clearance jobs. If you have a property in the Newham or London area that needs clearing give PRS a call. We also help property owners in nearby boroughs too.
Call us now on 020 3373 0330
Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS) is an external and internal cleaning company based in Newham. Its team is skilled at undertaking all forms of internal cleaning services in Newham, including a window cleaning service.
From schools, office blocks, retail outlets and other business premises, we can offer new and current clients a regular window cleaning service to help your business maintain a respectable and welcoming workspace for both staff and customers alike.
PRS are already contracted to undertake internal cleaning for properties, buildings and estates owned by Newham Council, so we are accustomed to dealing with big contracts. However, if you own a smaller property, still give us a call and we will arrange a meeting to create a bespoke contract for your premises.
We can provide a free quote for either a one-off clean or a regular visit from the PRS window cleaning team. PRS offers flexible 4, 6 or 12 weekly window cleaning options too. We will ensure that your windows are left gleaming and they will add that extra sparkle to the exterior of your property.
We are the go-to window cleaning company so get in contact with us today if you want your windows to look brand new!
All of our professional window cleaners are fully trained and fully insured to ensure that they meet the health and safety standards to clean your windows. We use a pure water fed pole system for cleaning external windows. The water is sprayed onto the window, all frames and window sills which will all get a thorough clean. Each visit, will see the dirt lifted off and then rinsed from the glass. We have various filtration methods and specific brush heads to clean all required areas.
We offer the following interior window cleaning and exterior window cleaning services for types of commercial clients:
Property Developers Cleaning, Restaurants Window Cleaning, Retail Cleaning, Pubs Cleaning, Office Cleaning, Factories Cleaning, High Rise Building Cleans.
We can clean all the following elements of your building too:
Cladding Cleaning | Conservatories Cleaning | Doors Cleaning | Driveways Cleaning | Garages Cleaning | Gutters Cleaning |Graffiti Removal | Pressure Washer Cleaning | Pressure Washing | Soffits Cleaning | Fascias Cleaning
If you manage housing estates, offices, restaurants, retails buildings or factories on an industrial site then look no further. PRS can take care of your window cleaning needs in an efficient and timely manner.
For details of how we can help your business, call us on 020 3373 0330 for further information. We also have other external and internal cleaning services, that may be of interest to you.
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
In December 2016, Newham Council opened its doors to a new environmental maintenance service to keep the southern wards of the borough clean – Public Realm Services Ltd (PRS).
With deeper austerity cuts from central government, the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, had an innovative idea where he could maintain the public realm services for Newham residents, whilst at the same time reducing the long term costs to the borough – by forming a private business to manage the services which was wholly owned by the London Borough of Newham as the sole shareholder.
In forming this company, the staff from Newham Council, who may otherwise have been faced with further cuts in budgets, have kept their jobs with PRS but with potential growth in business may create further job opportunities. Not only was this positive for the staff, but it enabled PRS to have a head-start by launching the company with extremely experienced staff, with a rich understanding of local knowledge.
PRS is being led by Managing Director Doug Wilkinson. Doug has both public sector and commercial experience and has in previous roles being the contractor and the commissioner of services. This perfect blend will pave the way for PRS to quickly transition from a Council-minded company to one with commercial drive, responsibilities and financial targets. Doug believes that the PRS team can positively challenge competition in the private sector, as they already have extensive experience and a proven track record by providing an invaluable service to the Council.
PRS can offer the following services:
Property and House Clearance
If a house or property needs emptying and cleaning, PRS has a dedicated property and house clearance service for this.
Waste and rubbish removal
PRS is committed to keeping the borough and the areas where its clients are clean. PRS can help with any waste and rubbish removal, disposal of bulk waste (including fly-tip items) and leaf and weed removal. PRS has introduced new smart bins - a new compactor bin that can take up to five times more waste in the same sized bin. Read more on our dedicated Bigbelly Bin page, if you think your public space could benefit from these.
Power washing services
Sometimes when a sweep and a surface clean just isn’t enough, the PRS team will get out their power washing equipment and muck in. Public pavements and private streets can benefit from a power wash periodically to help uplift everyday grime.
For blocked drains, PRS owns drain-jetting equipment to help shift the build-up in blocked pipes. Read more about our power washing services.
chewing gum removal
PRS can also help with chewing gum removal. In public places, people will often spit their chewing gum out. This leaves an unsightly mark on the pavement or floor surface. The PRS team have the equipment to get you out of a sticky mess.
Internal cleaning services
For housing associations, managing agents of multiple properties, organisations and businesses, PRS has an internal cleaning team to keep your public access areas spotless. Find out more about our internal cleaning services.
External cleaning and maintenance
For all external spaces, PRS can undertake a number of jobs. For Newham Council it currently empties and cleans litter bins, removes bulk waste items and clears any road gulley of debris. PRS is on top of flyposting and graffiti and removes these as quickly as possible to uphold a clean look for the borough. If you have a large external space PRS would be happy to maintain these for you. Read our extensive list of external cleaning and maintenance services.
Grab vehicle hire
When you have a lot of heavy materials that needs transporting, why not consider hiring one of our Grab Vehicles, along with a driver, to help transport your goods. Our grab vehicle hire services includes a dedicated driver.
Transport operator/licence compliance
Companies that use large vehicles must ensure that their drivers are compliant and have all their road and safety training up-to-date. PRS offers Driver CPC training courses catered to the company’s need.
Companies and organisations seeking any of these services should ask PRS to tender for this work.
For more details contact PRS on 020 3373 0330.