This website may use cookies to provide an improved experience. You can refuse these cookies by changing your browser settings. To remove this message, click here to accept cookies.
New Hounslow Highways sweeper fleet
March 9, 2018 / Corporate

New Hounslow Highways sweeper fleet

Ringway Hounslow Highways has unveiled six new mechanical sweepers, featuring designs by local schoolchildren from across the borough.

The three subcompact Johnston 101 and three compact Scarab sweepers will join the existing sweeper fleet as part of a huge £500,000 investment that Hounslow Highways has made in making the borough roads and streets cleaner.


The new fleet has been specifically chosen to meet the demanding urban environment in Hounslow with heavily parked vehicles and high traffic levels.


The unveiling of the fleet coincided with the presentation to the winners of a competition run with the schools in the borough.  Students from local primary schools were asked to take part in a competition to design an anti-littering and fly tipping poster. The winning designs are featured on the six new vehicles.


The six winners came from Cranford Primary School in Cranford and Our Lady and St John’s Catholic Primary School in Brentford and were at the launch to see their designs on the vehicles for the first time.


Martin Clack, Divisional Director at Hounslow Highways, said: “Ringway Hounslow Highways are very grateful to all of the schools who took part in this Environmental Art competition. The designs that were submitted by the borough’s school children were of a high standard and the winning entries convey a strong anti-litter message. This initiative builds upon our community engagement, behavioural education and enforcement activities. 


“Our commitment to improving environmental standards across Hounslow is reinforced by the £500,000 investment in the six new mechanical sweepers which will enable opportunities for new ways of working, and innovative solutions to the challenges presented by increased fly tipping of domestic waste.”


The sweepers were unveiled at Hounslow Highways’ Jubilee House depot on Tuesday afternoon (6.3.18) when guests included the leader of London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Steve Curran.


He said: “There were so many fantastic entries from the school children of Hounslow to the competition that it was difficult to pick just six winners. I had the opportunity to meet the winners whose artwork has been transposed onto the new sweepers. All six look brilliant.


“The artwork is very eye-catching and gives a clear message of the importance of recycling and not littering.  I’m sure the investment in the new sweepers will help ensure we can all enjoy living in a cleaner and tidier borough for many years to come.”


The winning schools will receive iPads and all six students whose entries were selected to be displayed on the sweepers received a book voucher for £25 along and a goodie bag including merchandise from sweeper manufacturers Scarab and Johnston.

    Latest news

    Ringway engineer plans polar adventure on global leadership programme
    August 15, 2018 / Corporate

    Ringway engineer plans polar adventure on global leadership programme

    A Ringway engineer will take part in a three-week expedition to Antarctica at the culmination of a prestigious 12-month leadership programme which aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet.
      Eurovia Contracting named on new £450m Midlands Highways Alliance framework
      July 25, 2018 / Corporate

      Eurovia Contracting named on new £450m Midlands Highways Alliance framework

      Eurovia Contracting has been appointed onto the new £450m Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) framework that will cover works carried out by 21 local authorities over the next four-years.
        Eurovia Surfacing takes part in innovative automatic braking system trial
        July 20, 2018 / Corporate

        Eurovia Surfacing takes part in innovative automatic braking system trial

        Eurovia Surfacing has joined forces with key supply chain partner Sims Milling to help trial a new innovative automatic braking system that could save the lives of workers and pedestrians.