Community News

Oar-some raft race raises thousands for Water Aid

15/07/2019

Paddlers from Lanes took to the water as 40 rafts made a splash for a campaign to provide clean water and toilets in two African towns. Hundreds of people took part in Thames Water’s annual charity raft race on the River Thames in Reading, Berkshire. The water company is seeking to raise £2million for Water…

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Mountain night hike aims to raise thousands for charity

10/07/2019

A team of 22 Lanes Group plc colleagues have completed a night hike up the highest mountain in England and Wales to raise money for company charities. The night owl mountaineers reached the summit of Snowdon in North Wales in time to see the sun rise after a four-hour climb. They hope to raise a…

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Lanes volunteers go wild for the environment

10/12/2018

Teams of volunteers from Lanes Utilities have shown their wild sides to support environmental conservation. They have taken part in two Wild Work Days in support of the London Wild Life Trust. Lanes Utilities, part of Lanes Group plc, is the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames Water. It is responsible for surveying, unblocking,…

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How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

30/08/2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining…

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93% of Brits support fatberg fight, but 59% oppose govt wet wipe ban

22/08/2018

Baby wipes and antibacterial household wipes are the most common types of disposable wipes in British households, used by 44% and 52% of people respectively. 59% of people said they would not support the proposed government blanket ban on the sale of disposable wipes, which was suggested in May this year. The most common reason…

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Lanes drainage engineers on a mission to help charity

21/05/2018

The Birmingham City Mission drainage survey, cleaning, and repair team, headed by Amey Site Supervisor Mark Bissell (in the orange jacket) and, to his right facing, Dean Evans, Mark Davies, and Connor Murphy, from Lanes Group, and Andy Morton, from Birmingham City Mission. Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have joined other contractors in helping…

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