News & Updates

News & Updates

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Spotted! Clearway’s mobile CCTV unit at Great Yarmouth Air Show

With around 180,000 visitors, the Great Yarmouth Air Show presented the perfect opportunity to showcase Clearway’s mobile CCTV unit to remotely monitor crowds. The mobile unit was delivered to Norse Security’s head office on the 15th June where the staff were trained by Clearway on how
Posted on 22nd June 2018
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Spotted! Clearway’s mobile CCTV unit at Junction 2 festival in Middlesex

Working directly with ResponSec, the Clearway mobile CCTV unit provided a temporary security solution for the Junction 2 festival 9th June. The mobile CCTV unit is highly effective as a visual deterrent for anti-social behaviour and was located at the festival’s main entrance providing the perfect
Posted on 14th June 2018
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Pensioner fined for fly-tipping – even though he didn’t do it!

High Wycombe Magistrates Court found a pensioner guilty on May 18th for knowing a woman who was filmed illegally dumping waste in Burnham. The pensioner, who stated he was strongly against fly-tipping, said a friend used his car without his permission but refused to identify her
Posted on 11th June 2018
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Clearway Sponsors Men of the Match

Willis Towers Watson hosted their annual football match where professionals within the Insolvency and Receivership industry had the opportunity to play on the premier league pitch at Crystal Palace football club. The game was held on the 17th May and kicked off at 12:45pm.
Posted on 6th June 2018
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14 men, 12 hours a day, 5 days, 8 floors up and 171 tons of earth

A block of flats, in south London, required immediate attention when water started leaking from the roof into a tenant’s property. Unusually the property had a roof garden, and when it rained water-laid in soil would sit above the flats and it started to leak
Posted on 12th April 2018
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Not all donuts are good

Anti-social behaviour is a common problem for property managers and business owners and takes many forms including the after effects of joy-riders. Empty car parks are frequently occupied by gangs of ‘boy racers’ who will find any available space to prove their prowess and leave their mark with revving engines
Posted on 20th March 2018
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Buying a new property? Be careful of Japanese knotweed

Experts have warned; buyers of new build properties are at risk to Japanese knotweed due to a legal loophole.   Property owners wishing to sell their property are required to complete a TA6 property form, which declares whether the property or garden is, or
Posted on 26th February 2018
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New full service brochure

We have now published our new full services brochure, available in printed format and as a downloadable PDF by clicking below:     Our brochure includes everything you need to know about our full range of products and services including the
Posted on 16th February 2018
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Gideon Reichental features in RICS Property Journal

Many asset owners will already be aware of the devastating effects that vandalism and arson can have on a business as it is expensive and time-consuming to deal with these. Deterring such crimes is difficult, however, as most vandalism, including graffiti and arson, occurs at night and on
Posted on 9th February 2018
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Clearway protects Canterbury Archaeological Trust after break-in

Canterbury Archaeological Trust has been left devastated after a series of break-ins occurred in one week at the end of January when around 1,500 items of priceless archaeological artifacts were stolen. The thieves also ransacked the educational loans collection, disturbing 90% of the 200 boxes, stealing replica metal
Posted on 2nd February 2018
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Government crackdown on fly-tipping

Clearway has attended some of the worst areas for fly-tipping whilst working for KCC. Last year, in Kent, there were around 19,938 incidents of fly-tipping, costing the taxpayer a total of £1,308,284. Medway was noted as being
Posted on 15th January 2018
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Data shows: Over 11,000 homes have been empty for at least 10 years

According to new research, by a Government organisation, more than 11,000 homes across the country have been lying empty for longer than a decade. This research also includes figures for both five years or more (23,000 empty properties) and again for two years or more (60,000 empty properties).
Posted on 8th January 2018
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Property owners must be extra vigilant this Christmas

Warning to all Property Owners: Your empty property is at risk! Make sure you keep your vacant properties protected over the holidays as Christmas is a prime time for squatters and metal thieves to make their move. As the cost of metal rises so do cases of theft.
Posted on 21st December 2017
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Three men caught on dash-cam fly-tipping

Three men were caught on camera dumping a fridge, an old ironing board and many other items on the side of a country lane. Ms Gordon, a lady who was driving along the country lane, was forced to stop because a van was blocking her way
Posted on 30th November 2017
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Clearway CCTV towers keep an eye on Amazon distribution centre

Amazon needed a high-tech deterrent to help prevent potential intrusion and anti-social behaviour in the public road used to access their distribution centre. Clearway’s solution was to install two CCTV towers with cameras facing the entrance and exit of the multi-story car park where
Posted on 22nd November 2017
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One in ten homes in Cornwall is left empty

A new report has revealed that there are almost 30,000 homes left empty in Cornwall. One in ten homes is left vacant, this is 11.2% of the housing stock in the county. This will alarm the thousands of people of who are on housing waiting lists in Cornwall.
Posted on 10th November 2017
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Another deep clean and another glowing testimonial

Living alone and with mental health issues, it’s no wonder this tenant’s living conditions were left to deteriorate. The tenant who has lived in the property for 2 years suffers with a lighter fuel addiction which results in temporary loss-of body control and functions. As a
Posted on 8th November 2017
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300 million odour receptors can’t be wrong

A request for us to provide a drug-detection dog unit demonstrates how no two days are the same at Clearway. Our client, a college, requested the sniffer dog to scout-out both the site and pupils in search of illegal substances and, in a single six-hour session, the
Posted on 27th October 2017
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Empty hotel burns again

Former Shedden Hall hotel, home to squatters and drug users, burns again. On the 26th September 2017 more than a dozen firefighters were called to battle another blaze at the former Shedden Hall hotel, Torquay. The hotel has been vacant for several years and is now a well-known
Posted on 16th October 2017
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Clearway Newsletter and the rest of the world

Vacant properties are not confined only to the UK and the many problems associated with them are the same everywhere. Illegal occupation, vandalism, theft and willful damage occur everywhere the temptation of an empty property exists. As the number of vacant properties continues to grow, so does Clearway Services and
Posted on 11th October 2017
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Thousands of pounds worth of Lead stolen from Shrewsbury Church

St Mary’s church, Shrewsbury, was hit by thieves twice in the space of 4 months during 2017. First in July, when 250ft² of lead was stolen from the roof of the church and again in September, 150ft². The historic fabric of the building was damaged and, in both cases, Battlesfield
Posted on 4th October 2017
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Clearway Supports Oasis Academy

Oasis Academy Shirley Park’s Long Lane campus have been appealing for supporters to help raise money for the nursery’s new play area. The old play area left the children bringing muck into the classroom constantly. Clearway kindly lent a hand by sending some operatives to the
Posted on 3rd October 2017
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Spotted! Clearway’s mobile CCTV unit at intu, Lakeside.

Clearway work with intu to protect Lakeside. intu, Lakeside is undergoing some construction work that will host Nickelodeon’s first UK shopping centre attraction. intu is to build a 175,000 sq ft leisure extension which will not only include Nickelodeon-themed attraction but one of Hollywood Bowl’s
Posted on 28th September 2017
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It may be Britain’s Cheapest house … but it still needs securing

Clearway have recently secured the cheapest house in Britain which is available to buy for just £5,000. The two bedroom semi-detached house is based in the north east, in an area that suffers from a very high crime rate and has had its fair share of arson, fly-tipping and
Posted on 5th September 2017
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Clearway helps Calabar Alumni and Friends UK

Clearway bikes finally find a home! The Calabar School in Jamaica is an all boys school, that ensures the best possible outcome for all their students through efficient use of resources. The core of garnering support for the high school is the Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK, a not-for-profit
Posted on 1st September 2017
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You may be closer to Japanese Knotweed than you think…

Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive and destructive plants in the UK. Originally brought over here in the nineteenth century, it was imported to Britain to help hide, or possibly even stabilise, railway embankments.
Posted on 14th August 2017
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Gideon Reichental re-elected as BSIA Chairman of Vacant Property Protection

For the third consecutive year, Gideon Reichental, Commercial Sales Manager at Clearway Services, has been elected as BSIA Chairman of Vacant Property Protection. As the landscape of property security has changed so has the need to provide a wider, more sophisticated range of security solutions, tailored to individual properties. The
Posted on 3rd August 2017
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A sad case of being unable to cope

When a local authority tenant was found to be living in squalid conditions, Clearway was called-in at very short notice to clean an entire house from top to bottom. Extreme cleaning on this scale requires a strong constitution, an unwavering commitment, attention to detail and dedication to carrying-out the absolute
Posted on 2nd August 2017
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School’s out for Summer!

Summer is finally here and school holidays are upon us but what does that mean for schools? The school will be empty for six to eight weeks It will be vulnerable to unwanted intruders and squatters Unprotected against thieves stealing computer equipment Unguarded from vandals breaking in and covering
Posted on 20th July 2017
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Clearway HQ can now be seen from space

The Clearway brand has continued to evolve and is recognised as being reliable and trustworthy, with extremely high value placed on both quality and customer service. Having now finally received approval to attach signage to our headquarters building in Dartford, Kent, we have erected a seven-meter triangular sign facing the
Posted on 14th July 2017
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Brighton ravers prevented!

What would be the perfect building for a rave? A vacant one. There was talk, on social media, of a rave potentially going to happen in Brighton. The perfect venue; a large, empty, commercial building and full of opportunity. The building in which the rave was planned to take place was
Posted on 3rd July 2017
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Intruder invade Ocado’s depot in Dartford

Ocado’s £250million depot in Dartford, Kent, was invaded by more than a dozen caravans, helping themselves to showering facilities, towels, food and drink. Using a van, they pulled away a giant boulder that was blocking the warehouse entrance to gain access. The intruders locked themselves in and turned away more
Posted on 22nd June 2017
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Inside the world of Crime and Trauma Scene clean-up

The police often deal with difficult crime and trauma scenes. They can include murder, suicide, undiscovered deaths, accidents and terrorism which usually leave behind: human blood, bodily fluids & tissue, chemicals and infestations from maggots and flies. Dangerous items, such as weapons and drug-related paraphernalia, are frequently left at the
Posted on 12th June 2017
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Japanese knotweed removal – time to act.

Whilst the rumours that Japanese knotweed can grow through solid concrete foundations or break into underground water pipes are untrue, it is an extremely aggressive plant, growing at the rate of 1 meter every three weeks during its growing season. Where the plant finds its way into existing cracks in
Posted on 5th June 2017
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Care Homes are continuing to close

The care home industry is in crisis. Since 2010, more than 380 have been declared insolvent and Care Homes continue to close at a steady rate. According to the Care Quality Commission, five hundred care homes have closed in the capital in the past decade. Almost 2,000 care homes in
Posted on 22nd May 2017
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Fly-tipping remains a major issue across the UK

For the 2015 / 2016 year, local authorities dealt with 936 thousand fly-tipping incidents, a 4% increase over 2014 / 2015 and is continuing to rise. Residence could potentially face prosecution after fly tipping outside Northwich recycling centre following the Council’s decision to close the site on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Posted on 22nd April 2017
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Squatters invade a vacant guest house

Terrace Guest House, a former hotel in Royal Terrace, Essex was taken-over by squatters whilst the building was being refurbished. They immediately put up signs within the property claiming they had the right to live there. The squatters were accused of bringing crime and antisocial behaviour to the area before
Posted on 19th March 2017
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Clearway’s temporary alarm system is awarded the SSAIB seal of approval.

Clearway is delighted to have been awarded the SSAIB standard as a mark of excellence for its award-winning temporary alarm system. The SSAIB is one of the leading certification bodies for organisations providing security systems and services, fire
Posted on 23rd February 2017
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Launch of our new website

In January 2017, we launched our brand new, refreshed website. With a great focus on helping our customers understand how we can help them, our new website now provides the full range of services covering vacant property security, property services and temporary CCTV solutions. So what’s new? The new website
Posted on 5th February 2017
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Clearway sponsors Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre

Foal Farm is a non-government funded animal sanctuary which rehomes many animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens. As part of the main project to refurbish the kennels they redesigned the main dog run to provide a more stimulating environment.
Posted on 15th January 2017
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When duty calls…

When an elderly pedestrian was struck by a speeding car at a sat of lights, one of our teams was quick to rush to his aid and provide assistance until the emergency services arrived. The speeding car overtook at the traffic lights and hit the pedestrian with such force, he
Posted on 22nd November 2016
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How much damage can fly-tippers do in nine days?

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish were dumped by fly-tippers at a disused business park in south London in just nine days. Vandals broke-in to every single building, mindlessly vandalising the property and ripping-out cables and other metals to sell as scrap metal. The site was patrolled by one security guard and
Posted on 23rd September 2016
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