Derby News

Lanes backs young footballers in Nottingham youth league


Young footballers are looking the part as they start their new season thanks to sponsorship from East Midlands drainage specialist Lanes Group plc. The Pegasus Falcons, the under-13s team at Pegasus Youth Football Club in Nottingham, has 20 players, all keen to do well over the coming months. The team is coached by Lee Johnson,…

Pegasus Falcons With Lanes Group Van

Mayors praise Lanes response to Yorkshire floods emergency


Lanes Group drainage maintenance teams are working around the clock to help communities in Yorkshire recover from flooding. The company has 16 specialist vehicles and more than 30 drainage engineers working in flood-hit areas across the county. More than 6,700 homes and hundreds of businesses in the north of England have been affected by the…

Andy Bullock

Lanes Group goes the extra half mile for badgers


Lanes Group drainage engineers have carried out a pipe cleaning project with the longest jetting hose they have ever deployed – and all to help badgers cross the road. The Lanes team based in Derby was handed the challenge of cleaning a badger tunnel under the A46 in Nottinghamshire after it became completed blocked by…

Longest Jetting Hose

Lanes Group helps fast-track £169m jam-busting road scheme


Lanes Group has been praised for its cost and time-saving contributions to the construction of a major new road designed to cure one of the UK’s worst congestion hotspots. The UK drainage and maintenance services leader delivered specialist drainage services throughout the construction of the new A453 dual-carriageway in Nottinghamshire. In a 2.5 year project,…


Lanes goes into bat for Derbyshire County Cricket Club ground development


Lanes Group has carried out a CCTV drainage survey to support a major ground development programme for Derbyshire County Cricket Club. A team from the Lanes Derby depot completed the survey at The 3aaa County Ground in Derby to ensure that the new drainage pipes link up accurately with the main drainage system. Lanes Group,…

Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Blocked Gas Main


Lanes for Drains engineers in Derby have used poly-pigs to root out a blocked gas main that builders feared could delay the completion of a new school. They were not the porky kind of pigs that go oink oink, but the plastic ones, because a poly-pig is a device that is used to clean out…

Plastic Polly Pigs

Operation Ferret


The engineers from Lanes have found some weird and wonderful things in drains, but a team from the East Midlands depot were surprised to come face to face with a friendly ferret whilst on a routine cleanse and survey project. The furry pet appeared as they had finished jetting the drain and were preparing to…

Ferret in drain