London News

Riding the banks of the Thames – without moving an inch!

27/07/2018

The journey may not have been as picturesque, but Lanes Utilities colleagues rode the entire length of the River Thames to raise money for good causes. They have taken part in the Lanes Cycle Challenge, which is seeing teams from depots and service hubs across the UK cycle the distance along famous geographical landmarks for…

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Drone survey approval is a first for Transport for London

30/04/2018

Lanes Rail, part of Lanes Group plc, has become the first contractor to win long-term Transport for London approval to use drones to support the carrying out of asset surveys. Following an intensive 12 month testing and approval process, Lanes Rail can now use a Civil Aviation Authority-approved drone contractor, flying what are officially known…

UAV Drones approved for London usage

Graham returns to Lanes to head up East London depot

13/11/2017

Lanes Group plc has appointed experienced drainage professional Graham Ross to be the new Regional Manager of its East London depot. Graham, pictured right, with depot Operations Manager Mark Scott, is returning to Lanes, as he had worked as a jet vac engineer for the Lanes Sevenoaks depot, in Kent, during 2008 and 2009. In…

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Culvert desilting reduces flooding risk in East London borough

16/10/2017

Drainage engineers have removed more than 15 tonnes of silt and other waste from a culvert to reduce flooding risks in an East London borough. Blockages in the 1200mm-diameter culvert in Havering had resulted in several cases of localised flooding, inconveniencing residents. As a result, Havering Borough Council commissioned Lanes Group’s East London depot to…

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Global interest makes “Fatty McFatberg” a new London tourist attraction

25/09/2017

The photos above show the Lanes Utilities team working on the monster fatberg found in Whitechapel, London. Dubbed “Fatty McFatberg” by the public beating “Fat the Ripper” in a poll taken on twitter by the public.   A “monster” fatberg being removed by Lanes Utilities waste water engineers in partnership with Thames Water has become one…

Lanes Utilities working hard to remove the Whitechapel Fatberg