A massive congratulations to Emma and Dan on the birth of their bouncing baby girl from everyone at Easaway. Emma Phillips is our hard working Customer Services Director and will be back in 12 months following maternity leave.

Congratulations
And celebrations
When I tell everyone that you’re in love
With me
Congratulations
And jubilations
I want the world to know I’m happy as can be.


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Another fantastic compliment from one of our many satisfied clients

Can I just say Tom has a real good attitude towards work and also very helpful ,  in a world where people are quick to highlight negatives, I think it’s important to give positive feedback also.


Easaway Environmental believe in high standards across all what we do from fixing a leak right through to how we look after our clients.

Putting your privacy first.

On 25 May the UK is changing its data protection privacy legislation by implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

At Easaway Environmental, we collect information through our websites and contact centres. We’re open about how we use the information you’re sharing, and will always keep your data safe and secure. Our policies and procedure’s are updated regularly to and reflect the upcoming changes in UK privacy law and allows for our ongoing compliance with GDPR once it comes in to force on 25 May.

What do you need to do? There is no need to do anything. If you have any questions please let us know by either emailing us or writing to our head office in Leeds. 


Delivering our services whenever they are needed right across Yorkshire.

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At Easaway Environmental we always ensure full compliance with all legislative changes. We understand first-hand  how any changes can impact our business, and ultimately result in affecting our service delivery to our customer if  suitable solutions are not in place ahead of  deadlines.


Please pass on my sincere thanks to your engineers, Joe Goddard and Mark Wilson who worked with their manager, Mick Salkheld, last Saturday night to help remove blockages at Norman Towers due to the extreme cold weather.

Without your teams help and support, number of Council tenants would have had to endure very unpleasant conditions within their homes.

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The speed at which your team reacted and resolved the problem, which was not in your contract areas, was a credit to your organisation.

Thank you

Simon Costigan – Chief Officer Property & Contracts


On the 25th May 2018 the EU general data protection regulations (GDPR) replaces the data protection directive 95/46/EC which was originally set up to harmoinise data privacy laws across Euorpe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data protection.

Easaway Environmental is a registered company of the  ICO Information Commissioners office since 2011 and are taking guidance from the ICO to ensure 100% full compliance with the new legislative changes over the coming months to ensure all company data controllers and processors are fully aware of the new regulations and compliances.


Easaway Environmental are proud to announce their recent achievement on becoming  approved Water Safe Plumbers.

WaterSafe is an online register and search facility of approved plumbing contractors working in the UK who have been highly trained to install water main connections to properties.

Its purpose is to help customers find a competent and qualified plumber. Qualified plumbers help to keep water supplies safe by ensuring plumbing systems inside customers’ properties are installed correctly and comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Byelaws in Scotland.

The WaterSafe scheme brings together the seven existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes under one umbrella brand.

The Scheme recognises qualified professional plumbers who are employed by a business, which is a member of one or more of the seven Approved Contractors’ Schemes.

WIAPS is one of the seven Approved Contractors’ Schemes operating under WaterSafe.

The online directory is free to use for customers and WaterSafe membership is also free for eligible existing Approved Contractors’ Scheme members.


Easaway Environmental believe in high standards across all what we do from fixing a leak right through to how we look after our clients.

Putting your privacy first.

On 25 May the UK is changing its data protection privacy legislation by implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

At Easaway Environmental, we collect information through our websites and contact centres. We’re open about how we use the information you’re sharing, and will always keep your data safe and secure. Our policies and procedure’s are updated regularly to and reflect the upcoming changes in UK privacy law and allows for our ongoing compliance with GDPR once it comes in to force on 25 May.

What do you need to do? There is no need to do anything. If you have any questions please let us know by either emailing us or writing to our head office in Leeds. 


Delivering our services whenever they are needed right across Yorkshire.

Information Commissioners Office Logo 2018 Compliance to new rules

At Easaway Environmental we always ensure full compliance with all legislative changes. We understand first-hand  how any changes can impact our business, and ultimately result in affecting our service delivery to our customer if  suitable solutions are not in place ahead of  deadlines.


Please pass on my sincere thanks to your engineers, Joe Goddard and Mark Wilson who worked with their manager, Mick Salkheld, last Saturday night to help remove blockages at Norman Towers due to the extreme cold weather.

Without your teams help and support, number of Council tenants would have had to endure very unpleasant conditions within their homes.

Leeds City Council Logo 2018

The speed at which your team reacted and resolved the problem, which was not in your contract areas, was a credit to your organisation.

Thank you

Simon Costigan – Chief Officer Property & Contracts


On the 25th May 2018 the EU general data protection regulations (GDPR) replaces the data protection directive 95/46/EC which was originally set up to harmoinise data privacy laws across Euorpe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data protection.

Easaway Environmental is a registered company of the  ICO Information Commissioners office since 2011 and are taking guidance from the ICO to ensure 100% full compliance with the new legislative changes over the coming months to ensure all company data controllers and processors are fully aware of the new regulations and compliances.


Easaway Environmental are proud to announce their recent achievement on becoming  approved Water Safe Plumbers.

WaterSafe is an online register and search facility of approved plumbing contractors working in the UK who have been highly trained to install water main connections to properties.

Its purpose is to help customers find a competent and qualified plumber. Qualified plumbers help to keep water supplies safe by ensuring plumbing systems inside customers’ properties are installed correctly and comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Byelaws in Scotland.

The WaterSafe scheme brings together the seven existing Approved Contractors’ Schemes under one umbrella brand.

The Scheme recognises qualified professional plumbers who are employed by a business, which is a member of one or more of the seven Approved Contractors’ Schemes.

WIAPS is one of the seven Approved Contractors’ Schemes operating under WaterSafe.

The online directory is free to use for customers and WaterSafe membership is also free for eligible existing Approved Contractors’ Scheme members.


Honey Bee colony removed from a stable wall. The 75,000 colony have now been successfully rehomed with the local Bee Keepers

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Caring for the environment and its inhabitants is a value that is close to our hearts, wherever possible we strive to do our best to care for natures creatures.

Easaway Environmental – A Company That Cares


Congratulations to the newly weds Emma and Daniel Phillips

Emma is a valued friend and extremely hard working company director of Easaway and has worked with us since leaving school. Her contribution to the business can not be a measured.

We wish Emma and Daniel all the best and hope all their dreams and wishes come true in the years to come.


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Easaway Environmental York are excited to announce their latest contract win.

 

Having tendered for another contract serving councils within the Yorkshire Region we have been successful in winning the City Of York Council, Drainage Services contract. 
We regard each and every contract we win with ultimate respect and gratitude as without them we would not be where we are today.

Not only will this very important contract give more opportunities to local workers and communities in the York area it will also enable Easaway Environmental to grow and develop into its goal to be Yorkshire’s number one Plumbing and Drainage Services Provider.

Feedback from the City Of York Council:

The contract is due to start in May 2017

We are now recruiting extra staff to support our growth, for more details visit our Job Vacancies page or click here.


Having secured two new fantastic contracts with councils within the Yorkshire region Easaway Environmental are now taking on new staff.

Easaway Environmental is a leading provider of home emergency environmental services in Yorkshire. Our vision is to be the first point of contact when it comes to fixing, maintaining and caring for client homes. Covering all aspects of domestic plumbing and drainage on a reactive and proactive basis, you will be required to deal with any problems customers may have around your geographical location and surroundings – therefore some travel will be involved.

We urgently require a skilled Ground Worker / Environmental Technician to work in the Barnsley area on a full time basis.

We will also be announcing shortly several vacancies for apprentices based in both Barnsley and Leeds to train alongside skilled technicians. These will be long term positions leading to full time employment upon competition of an apprenticeship.

For more details visit our Job Vacancies page or click here.


Easaway Environmental are excited to announce our latest successful contract with Barnsley Council for the next 3 years. We will be providing 24 hours a day / 7days a week / 365 days a year cover for the provision of drainage maintenance, renewal and refurbishment works for the housing stock of Berneslai Homes.

Easaway Environmental are Social Housing specialists with many years experience, all of which we bring to our clinets. This new contract will elevate our position in the market and allow us to invest both in the Barnsley district and and in our business.

We always provide best value, quality workmanship and great customer service, we believe these 3 attributes make us successful!


We are delighted to announce we have secured the Leeds City Council East North East area Social Housing Drainage Contract. This is a contract we have held for the past 16 Years.

Easaway Environmental being Social Housing specialist always offer best value, quality workmanship and great customer service, we believe these 3 attributes make us successful!


Easaway Environmental has been shortlisted in the Claims Consortium Awards 2016.

We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted in the “Best Drainage Category”.

Tracey Phillips added:

“Awards like this are not easy to come by, our employees are the backbone of the company, we believe our dedicated team of technicians and back room support staff make us who we are today.”

Winners will be announced at a black tie event in Taunton, Somerset, on the evening of Friday 9 September. Please put this date in your diary and keep an eye out for the results.


Easaway Environmental awarded £10k skills funding

Easaway Environmental has been awarded £10k skills funding from Leeds Enterprise Partnership, Regional Growth Fund. The funding will boost resources within the company and help provide further training for all existing and new Team members, enabling the company to expand further with its diverse service provision to clients and customer.

Tracey Phillips, Company Secretary who is responsible for access to finance, said: “The decision to support small and medium sized businesses presents SME companies with a fantastic opportunity, this contribution from the Regional Growth Fund is great news and discussions have already begun about how to bring other sources of funding to the company so that this £10k from the LEP is multiplied many times over and will create even more employment growth within the organisation”.


Easaway Environmental support Dementia Awareness week.

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Looking after our Environment

Janet Noble and Kerry Benton attended the Eco Stars Operators Day in Barnsley on the 23rd March. The topic for the day was “Driving Fleet and Fuel Efficiency through Management Information”.

Easaway are passionate about the environment and endeavour to keep emissions to a minimum by reducing their fuel consumption and effective route planning. Many hints and tips were picked up on the day and have been put into practice to reduce our carbon footprint even further.


Easaway gain a 4 star rating with Eco Star’s Fleet Recognition Scheme

Easaway Environmental has been part of the ‘Eco Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme’ for quite a few years; the scheme aims to help companies improve the efficiency of their fleet to help reduce the impact of emissions on the environment.

The team at Easaway constantly strive to improve and modernise both internal and external practices to make sure that we are doing everything we can to protect the environmental through our day to day work.

Over the years we have worked with colleagues from Eco Stars to create a ‘road map’ document which is a record of our progress, outline of our plans for future improvements to our fleet operations as well an evaluation of the exactly how we intend to make the planned improvements. We are extremely proud to say that we have improved greatly over the years and we now hold a 4 star accreditation for the efficiency and innovations of our fleet, we endeavour to improve our fleet further in the course of 2016 so that we can be safe in the knowledge that we are being as environmentally friendly as possible for our customers, partners and suppliers.

Easaway Environmental’s chosen charity of 2016 is St Georges Crypt!

Easaway Environmental’s chosen charity of 2016 is St Georges Crypt, a charity based in the centre of Leeds who with the help of funding can offer life changing care to the homeless people. Founded by Reverend Percy Donald Robins in 1930, St Georges Crypt has offered and continues care to thousands of people with no fixed abode, mental health issues or addictions for many years by relying on donations as well as backing from larger organisations.

They offer shelter, food, clothing and a range of other services to those who need it the most which can often lead to more opportunities for gaining pre- employment skills for the client or even a job. With strong links with the NHS, St Georges Crypt is able to offer these services to many ill people who may be dependent of addictions that come from hospital in need of care. St Georges Crypt has centres across Leeds which are specially adapted to be able to take people who need care on a 24 hours per day 7 days per week basis. Their team of trained staff and volunteers work around the clock to ensure that everybody who walks through the doors is cared for and has their needs met.

During the last few months the team at Easaway have become involved with homeless charities around Leeds such as Canopy Housing and Leeds with the Homeless so we are very pleased to be working in connection with St Georges Crypt where all monies raised this year will go towards improving the lives of others within our local community.

Throughout the year we will keep you up to date with our latest charity involvement and suggest ways in which you can do your bit to donate to such a great cause.

Easaway donate £526.45 to canopy Housing for their tenants Chistmas meal

Over the last few months, the Easaway Environmental team have been working in partnership with Canopy Housing and raising funds to go towards their Christmas meal. Canopy housing are a charity who aim to improve the lives of others (most notably the homeless) by turning derelict houses into ‘decent homes’ so they can be used to their full potential. Throughout the process of renovating the homes, the volunteers encourage the prospective tenants to join in with the restoration work and develop or learn new skills. The skills gained can then be used for their own interest and enjoyment or go towards their employability in the future. In addition with gaining new skills, the prospective tenants gain life skills and make friends as well as the ability to maintain the house to the best of their ability. It is fair to say that Canopy Housing has and will continue to touch the lives of many people with the support from people willing to give up their time to help as well as donations.

In November the Easaway Team started by running a 5k Santa dash dressed as Santa’s, the event was held at Stockeld Park and entrants made their way be walking or running around the enchanted forest. The event was a great success in terms of fund raising as well as getting everybody in the Christmas spirit!

Further to this, the team at Easaway Environmental held their very own ‘Great Easaway Bake Off’ and produced copious amounts of buns and biscuits which were taken around to our local suppliers and contractors for people to have in exchange for a donation contribution of their choice. The outcome of both the events was fantastic; we raised a massive of £526.45 to go towards the meal.

On the day of the meal, we were astounded with the turnout, with over 70 adults and children in attendance it is safe to say there were a lot of people for us get round and meet. The people in attendance consisted of dedicated volunteers as well as tenants whose lives have been turned around by the work Canopy Housing does within the community in central Leeds and surrounding areas.

Easaway make it a Christmas to remember for Swarcliffe Youth Club

Yorkshire Housing’s Swarcliffe PFI is one of our most local contractors and we wanted to do something for them this Christmas which would help make a difference in the local community situated around us. Recently Easaway were informed that Swarcliffe has a youth club which is very well attended and can be considered to be one of the most integral parts of the community. The youth club gives young people the opportunity to make new friends and embark on activities they may never have got the chance to do before joining youth club. Further to this, staff at the youth club work closely with the young people to help them attain their aims such as getting into work or education.

The youth club at Swarcliffe is completely funded by the young people who attend the club; they pay 50p each time they visit which funds their food, materials and any events they want to become involved with. As you can imagine this money do not go far and any donations are welcome.

This Christmas, Easaway Environmental have provided the Swarcliffe youth club with two toasty makers for their Christmas gift after we were informed that toasties are the most popular food item at the youth club, with the potential of over 100 people attending the youth club each time (which can be 3-4 times per week), it is safe to say that a new bigger toasty makers were welcome to help accommodate everybody quickly. The additional toasty makers have saved the kitchen staff at the youth club a huge amount of time; they are able to deliver the food to the young people faster so that that everybody has more time to enjoy the activities. In addition, it would have taken a lot of funds away from the club that can be better spent elsewhere if they have had to buy the new toasty makers themselves.

When we went to the youth club to present the Christmas gift to them, a fellow contractor had provided a van to decorate as a Christmas float and take Santa around the neighbourhood for everybody to enjoy which definitely got everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Team Easaway raise funds for Canopy Housing this Christmas by completing a 5K Santa Dash!

Yesterday the Easaway team joined forces with colleagues from Canopy Housing to complete a 5k Santa Dash in aid of Canopy Housing and raise funds to support their annual tenants Christmas dinner. The funds gained from the run and various other activities Easaway are putting on such as a bake sale and wet sponge throw will go towards paying for a lovely meal and Christmas presents for the tenants who Canopy have helped over the years.

Canopy is a self-help community housing project based in inner city Leeds; they work to renovate derelict houses to create decent homes for people that are homeless. Their team of dedicated volunteers and staff work with the new tenants to paint, decorate and furnish their new home. Through this practical work they bring together lots of volunteers from the local community to learn skills, increase confidence, break down barriers and make big improvements to local neighbourhoods.

Easaway Environmental are very proud to be in partnership with Canopy Housing due to the fantastic work they do. On the day, over 500 people turned out in the wind and rain to put on their Santa suits and walked or ran around the 5k course which was situated in the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park just outside of Wetherby, North Yorkshire. The reception at the end of the race at the Woodland Café was a welcome one and kind volunteers were on hand to give out water and goody bags to successful competitors, their hard work created a great atmosphere as well as a very festive feeling throughout the day. Overall, it is safe to say that everybody who joined in with the run thoroughly enjoyed themselves; we will certainly be back next year!

Easaway would like to offer a kind thanks to all who made the day memorable!

Easaway attends Leeds City Council Landlords Conference

As one of the many reputable contractors for Leeds City Council, the Easaway Environmental team were invited to attend Leeds City Council’s annual Landlord’s Conference held at Pudsey Civic Hall.
The day was aimed at giving the opportunity for Landlords from the private rented sector to receive help and support from Leeds City Council and their associates. In addition to this, local businesses such as ourselves attended the event to exhibit the services we can offer to the Landlords.
The event was great, it was very well attended with both businesses and stall holders alike, we would like to say a big thanks to the people at Leeds City Council who organised, hosted and volunteered on the day to make it a success. Staff at Easaway who attended the event were very impressed with the turnout from the Landlords….. Even if we did run out of free pens!
Thanks to Leeds City Council for a great day, we look forward to next year!

Find below the latest News, Views and Charity Fundraising stories from Easaway Environmental

Newlands Stables charity Horse and dog show in aid of Wistow Church Fund

This month the Easaway team are planning yet another day to raise funds for a charity! We are organising a horse and dog show due to take place on the 30th August at Newlands Stables in Selby where there will be plenty of classes for people to show off their animals with lots of prizes to be won! We are holding several show jumping and dog classes for all abilities for both juniors and seniors to make the day as enjoyable as possible for everybody who is coming to take part! Thought out the day there will of course be the classes to watch, there will also be a few stalls to look at and a BBQ where refreshments can be obtained throughout the day.

The money raised on the day will be going towards Wistow All Saints Heritage Appeal, Wistow Church is grade 1 listed with elements of the churches original structure dating back to 1213. The church is going under maintenance development and several original artefacts need to be refurbished back to their former glory to ensure they will last for many more generations to come. For all the work that has been noted as needing to be done, it is reported that up to £100.000 will be needed. Easaway supported the cause last year with a very similar show jumping only event, and now with our growing links with other small business in the area, we are only too happy to join together and put on another event to raise some cash for a cause which is close to the heart for the business owners.

August 2015

Easaway’s charity show jumping and dog show competition in aid of Wistow Church restoration fund- raised £1000

July 2015

Easaway Charity Golf Day- in aid of Cancer Research UK raised – £668.79

March 2015

DeChox- In aid of British Heart Foundation raised- £110

January 2015

Dryathalon – in aid of Cancer Research UK raised £752.50

Easaway Charity golf day in aid of Cancer Research UK 2015

On the 3rd of July the Easaway team held their annual charity golf day at Scalm Park Golf Club and this year the charity we chose to give support was Cancer Research UK.

Cancer research UK is one of the most prolific charities in its field; they raise money to help promote awareness of many different types of cancer as well as contributing towards finding a cure for it. The charity also helps to pay for any care that people may need if they have been affected by Cancer in some way whether it is on-going treatment for sufferers or providing support for families of those who are suffering. For these reasons, team Easaway was happy offer support and make Cancer Research UK its chosen charity for this year’s golfing tournament.

On the day there was a meet and greet breakfast, 18 holes of golf, a meal and prize giving and of course lots of monies raised! On the day 4 teams came forward to complete in a stableford formatted game with 4 chances to win a ‘nearest the pin’ prize over the course of an 18 hole game. After the game of golf, the golf club kindly laid on a carvery during which all the days prizes were given out for nearest to the pin winners and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams respectively. Further to this there was a raffle and an auction, were guests got the chance to bid to win some fantastic prizes, all of which were kindly donated by our loyal contractors and supplies who were happy to offer their support for such a great cause. Over all, the day was a huge success; we ended up raising £668.79 for Cancer Research!

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