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Eastbourne's Redoubt Fortress Twilight Tours: Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019
With the autumnal chill in the air and the leaves already falling from the trees, it's time to turn our attention to what's going on in the Eastbourne area this Halloween. So, if you're looking for a way to get you in the mood for Halloween, why not take a torchlit guided tour of the Redoubt Fortress? Tales of gruesome battles, clanking chains and ghostly manifestations are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine!
At the risk of stating the obvious, we hire skips to homes and businesses throughout East and West Sussex but are you aware that we also provide an alternative way of clearing all of your unwanted household and business waste too?
A man working for a waste management company in Spain was filmed by a colleague fly-tipping a fridge freezer by throwing it down a ravine from the side of the road.
After the video went viral, Spanish police tracked him down and he ended up having to explain his actions in court. The outcome was a costly one; he ended up being fined €45,000 (roughly £41,500) for the offence and was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge as well as forking out for the prosecution's costs.
The colleague who filmed the 'recycling' stunt can be heard saying "We're going to recycle it, let's see how many flips it will do" as the man lifts the fridge over the barrier and pushes it down the slope.
If you live in the Eastbourne area and need a skip delivered fast, then we're definitely the company to call.
We're based in Seaford and as you'll probably know, Eastbourne is less than 10 miles away.
This means that we can usually get a skip to you in lightning-fast time.
There are plenty of skip hire companies to choose from but many are agencies that don't actually have any skips, vehicles or waste recycling facilities of their own.
Once their commission is added on top, you'll usually be paying over the odds for a service that is far cheaper if booked directly through us. For example, our 2-yard skips can be hired in Eastbourne for just £120+VAT.
We're open from 7.30 am six days a week and our friendly team are on hand to take your booking or to just give you some free, no-obligation advice if you prefer.
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Amusement arcades and the seaside are synonymous and it's also not uncommon to see rows of gaming and video amusement machines when you take a stroll along most piers around the country. This hasn't been the case over recent years for Hastings Pier although this now looks set to change. Whether you love them or loathe them, proposals to open an amusement arcade on Hastings Pier were given the green light earlier this month (May 1st 2019) by Hastings Borough Council’s planning committee, who approved an application to allow an amusement arcade in the visitors' centre building. From what we can gather, this won't include any adult gambling machines within the building so we assume that all the amusements will be of a family-friendly nature.
If you love seafood and adore wine then we've got just the thing for you this September 2019 in Hastings.
The Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival takes place this year over two days on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019 at
Stade Open Space
Hastings Old Town
The festival marquees on The Stade by the historic Net Huts will play host to this year's event and you'll be able to sample a dazzling array of food and wine together with live music and themed activities to keep you busy over both days.
If you own a car and use it for normal, everyday tasks, the chances are you've never heard of FORS training or Driver CPC training. If you run a business that uses trucks, lorries, and vans, the chances are, you probably have.
The clocks have gone forward, the days are getting lighter, the weather is getting warmer and the snow has finally gone (hopefully)! Spring is finally in the air, and although the idea of the ‘spring clean’ is a little old-fashioned, it really can bring a new lift, freshness and lease of life into your home! The long winter nights of comfort and cosiness impose a certain strain on your home, and by the time the brighter months come around your home can look very much like a musty and dusty site of hibernation. A good few days put aside to have a good scrub and a sort out can be just what your habitat needs to bring the season from outside to inside.
If you think global pollution is a problem for us adults, it's even more of a problem for our children. The damaging effect we're having on our environment right now is the tragic legacy we're leaving future generations to clear up. Something has to be done.. and fast.
With this in mind, it's crucial that we begin teaching our kids from a young age the importance of recycling and how it can help shape their own future and the future of their children.
Hitting the news recently on the dance music scene is a story about how some Berlin nightclubs may soon have dance floors installed that can generate electricity when clubbers dance on them.
The quirky sustainable dance floor invention will certainly have the approval of Berlin's local government, which goes out of its way to help nightclubs in order to benefit the local economy. Berlin has a thriving nightlife scene and is a mecca for dance-music lovers around the globe, so much so, that local authorities have already pledged 1 million Euros to help local nightclubs improve soundproofing for the benefit of local residents.
After an extensive four year study, it turns out that our trusty binmen are suffering from a variety of job-related health problems in various parts of their bodies. Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Greenwich, who jointly conducted the study, found that many local authority waste disposal crews were suffering from ongoing problems in their spines, necks, lower backs, necks and shoulders.
Things to do - August Bank Holiday Weekend 2019
At Expert Skip Hire we're passionate about supporting local events so if you've never been before or are looking for something to do towards the end of August, why not check out the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival which runs for 3 days from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August 2019 (Bank Holiday weekend).
Now entering its 27th year at the castle, it's one of the last summery things to do before people begin to turn their attention to the new school term and the fast approaching Autumnal weather.
You don't have to be Einstein to work out that more plastic bottles being recycled = less plastic waste going to landfill or ending up in our oceans. So, if you want some free cash and Tesco is your retailer of choice, then this article is for you.
The good news is that they're now trialing in-store recycling machines that will give you 10p for every plastic bottle you return to them as part of a new scheme to cut down on plastic waste. This follows on from the supermarket's aim to ban all non-recyclable plastic packaging by 2019.
Is there a little voice inside your head that's been nagging away at you to 'get with the program' and become more of an eco-warrior? OK, maybe not, but we sure bet you've noticed all the commotion surrounding the whole plastic debate at the moment. Let's face it, you can't avoid it. It's on TV, in our newspapers, and the internet (as well as the ocean) is awash with it.
As Expert Skip Hire are based in Seaford, we're delighted that our small town has made it into the top ten list in The Guardian's "10 of the best family days out in the UK" list.
Whilst the team at Expert Skip Hire can usually respond quickly to deal with fly-tipping incidents, Lewes and Eastbourne Councils now also have an app that's available to download whereby local residents can report a range of rubbish related problems directly the relevant council department to be dealt with. The app, named "Report It", allows local people to report a range of issues including
- Fly tipping and littering
- Dog fouling
- Dangerous items or equipment
- Playground damage
- Issues with trees, parks and other green spaces
You may have decided to go it alone and attempt your own DIY project in your home or garden. If you have, chances are that you'll find yourself with a mountain of rubbish to get rid of afterwards.
If you are going it alone, then let's face it, it's all too tempting to just dump your old fixtures and fittings somewhere convenient so that you've got more time available to complete your project. Typically, your back garden, front garden or garage (if you have one) are the most likely candidates. We've all driven past houses with old kitchens and bathrooms dumped in the front garden but at some stage, it's all going to have to go. Astonishingly, if you leave your rubbish there for too long, you can even be prosecuted for fly-tipping on your own land!
As you're probably all aware by now here at Expert Skip Hire we're passionate about our environment and write many blogs to raise awareness about recycling and sea life conservation so you can imagine our excitement about this:
Dolphins on our doorstep!
Dolphin sightings are surprisingly frequent during the summer months off the East Sussex coast, and there has been a surge of sightings from Newhaven recently.
In the video below, what looks like at least a dozen dolphins were filmed not far off the coast by YouTube user Stuart Smith. As you can see, there are also a couple of people on jetskis following the pod trying to get a closer look. The white cliffs can be seen in the background before the dolphins finally dive, bringing the video to an end.
ByBlocks image used with kind permission from ByFusion
We often write articles about plastic waste - The reason for this is that plastic is the biggest culprit when it comes to waste production; we throw away more plastic than any other material. Not only this, it also accounts for around 90% of all the waste that bobs around in our seas and oceans. The 3rd worrying factor is that it can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, making it a serious problem for future generations to deal with as well.
Unless you have been living under a rock (and not one anywhere near the sea), you will have some kind of awareness of the plastic crisis currently swamping the world’s oceans. Single-use plastics, such as bottles, bags and food packages, have been in use for a relatively short time; we have only been using them for around 50 years. During that short time, the human race has managed to choke the world’s oceans with waste plastic to such an extent that the marine life across the globe is in serious peril.