The Martlets is a Hospice in Hove.  Hospices can have a rather morbid reputation but not the Martlets - their ethos is to help people live well.  Not everyone who comes to the Martlets is going to die imminently but can live long and fulfilled lives but need the help of places like the Martlets to do so.  The chief executive, Imelda Glackin is emphasising exactly what the Martlets is all about as they celebrate their 18th birthday.

What does the Martlets offer?

In the bright and airy, modern building, a dedicated and devoted team of staff and volunteers work to make sure their patients have everything they need.  It is a long way from the stuffy, regime of a hospital which many of the patients have been subjected to and there is even a resident cat, Misty, who can put a smile on anyones face.

Funding to Keep The Martlets Alive

The Martlets is not part of the NHS so receives a very small amount of government funding.  So in order to survive they need to raise £11,000 per day to raise the £5.4m a year running costs, which includes being able to pay the 225 staff.  To do this, the Martlets have all sorts of fundraising events, including:

The Martlets and House Clearance

The Martlets offer their own house clearance service where they offer to clear and clean properties of any size and either partially or fully empty and clean the property.  They pack and remove all items which they know are saleable, including white goods, which they are able to sell in their Martlets shops.  Anything which is not saleable is recycled and anything which needs specialist disposal is a chargeable service, such as chemicals or paints.

The cost for this service is dependent on the size of the property in question and whether a full or partial clear and clean has been requested.  All of the profit from the items sold from the house clearances go to the Martlets Hospice itself, so that the incredible staff there can continue to use their “CARE, COMPASSION AND SUPPORT” to provide for their patients for the rest of their lives.

House Clearance Sheffield

If this article has got you thinking about emptying a room in your house, or indeed, if you are moving house, why not contact Clearance and Cleanup.  They are a Yorkshire based company offering House Clearances in Sheffield, House Clearance Barnsley, House Clearance Doncaster and House Clearance Rotherham.  So if you need a reliable House Clearance company, who can work 7 days a week for competitive rates, give us a call on 0114 403 1021 or alternatively email us at [email protected].  We are environmentally friendly, recycle, reuse and work in collaboration with many charity shops.  You never know, clearing out your house could help create the last home for someone else!

A couple of months ago, in a small terraced house in Surrey, a house clearance company were sent in to clear the house due to the death of its owner.  On clearing this house, one member of the team found a golden locket which immediately grabbed their attention, (more…)

Anti-litter campaign sheffieldA massive anti-littering campaign has been launched in Sheffield in an attempt to clean up the city. Sheffield residents are being urged to ‘take pride in their neighbourhoods’ in order to prevent the thousands of tonnes of litter that is dumped and dropped on the streets of Sheffield every year. The appeal is also hoped to keep Sheffield’s parks and green spaces clean, of which there are over 800.

The Clean Sheffield Campaign

The campaign, called ‘Clean Sheffield’ was launched last week and will last approximately one year. The council hope that it will reduce the amount of rubbish that is being dropped all over the city, a problem that is particularly bad in parks and green spaces. According to the council, more than £100,000 per year is being spent by the local authority to deal with the littler problem in parks alone.

As rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up think that this campaign is a positive step in the right direction for the city of Sheffield. It’s such a shame that litter is such a massive problem and takes up so much time and money that could be spent elsewhere. Hopefully, with the right education, and with enough people setting a good example with regard to the responsible disposal of litter, the problem of litter in the city can be improved.

The Problem of Disposable Barbecues in Parks

The parks that are particularly bad include Endcliffe Park at Hunters Bar and Devonshire Green in the city centre. They are regularly littered with rubbish, have overflowing bins, and discarded barbecues left on them. The cabinet member for parks Councillor Isobel Bowler said: “One of the things that we’re asking people to think about is when they take disposable barbecues to parks. If they don’t use bricks or a stand then it burns the grass and it does not recover. We want people to have fun in parks but also to think about keeping them clean.”

The campaign ‘Clean Sheffield’ will also praise the volunteers and groups who work hard to keep communities clear of rubbish and encourage more people to follow their example. According to the cabinet member for environment Terry Fox, there are many people who go out every day to collect rubbish locally. He said: “If everybody took a little bit more pride in their city and didn’t litter, that would make a massive difference.”

Educating School Children and Arranging Litter Picks

As well as educating children in schools and organising litter picks, the campaign is hoped to drive more people to report the problem and also to pick up rubbish if they see it lying on the ground. According to Councillor Fox, the issue of having more bins around the city would be ‘looked at’, as there are currently around 3,500 litter bins in Sheffield at the moment. He also said “This campaign is not about buying everyone a pair of litter pickers, it’s about capturing hearts and minds.”

Rubbish Removal and House Clearance Sheffield

For more information about the service we offer including rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield in Yorkshire, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Worksop, please contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us at [email protected]

House clearance company SheffieldBefore you embark on your house clearance Sheffield mission, it’s important you hire a company that will be suitable for your needs. There are lots of ways that you could go about your house clearance, from skip hire services to man with a van. If you’re looking for a reputable house clearance company in Sheffield, here are a few tips that should help you with your choice.

Make Sure They Have a Full Waste Carriers Licence

A reputable house clearance company who transports or disposes of waste for others has to have a waste carriers licence issued by the Environment Agency. In fact, they’re committing an offense if they don’t, and can be fined up to £5,000. Also, waste carriers licences have an expiry date, so it’s important that you ask the company you choose if it’s in date and valid.

Public Liability Insurance

It’s also important to ensure that the company you choose has public liability insurance. This type of insurance protects you and your family, as well as the public, against damage to your property and to yourself. For example, if a house clearance company are moving a sofa out of the house and someone gets injured in the process, or something gets broken, you’ll be entitled to compensation.

Check the House Clearance Company’s Coverage Area

When choosing a house clearance company to clear your property, ensure that their coverage area includes your property. Companies based further afield may charge more, or politely tell you that they are a bit too far away! For example, if you live in South Yorkshire, ensure that the company covers Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield.

Choose a Company Who Will Take Care of the Lifting and Shifting

If you don’t want the hassle of moving all your unwanted items down stairs, outside, or to a convenient pick up area, why not choose a company who will do all the lifting and shifting for you? When you choose your house clearance company, simply make an enquiry as to whether they offer this as part of the service, and choose on that does.

Free Site Visits

It’s sometimes tricky to offer a customer an accurate quote over the phone, and you run the risk of the formal quote differing from it upon arrival at the site. That’s why it’s a sensible idea to choose a company that offers free site visits, so that you can get an accurate quote and make a decision from there.

House Clearance Company in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

As a house clearance company in Sheffield that offers all of the above, from a full waste carriers licence to free site visits, please consider Clearance and Clean Up for your house clearance Sheffield. We have cleared hundreds of different properties across Yorkshire, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Worksop for councils, landlords and private owners. To get in touch, please contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us at [email protected]

It’s been well reported in local and national media that the amount of discarded rubbish littering the streets of the UK appears to risen dramatically. As rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, it’s clear that littering has become more of a problem, and that one of the possible solutions to this may be the education of young people to encourage them to take responsibility for disposing of rubbish correctly.

The Bin It! Campaignnick clegg talks litter sheffield

According to a recent article in the Sheffield Star, Nick Clegg, who is the current Sheffield Hallam MP, has visited High Storrs School in Bents Green, Sheffield, to talk about the Bin It! Campaign. The scheme itself aims to educate students about taking responsibility for litter, and has been developed by the chewing gum company Wrigleys, in partnership with the education consultancy Rapport. The Bin It! campaign is aimed at 11 – 13 year olds, and hopes to ‘encourage them to think about why people litter, reflect on their own behaviour and emphasise the importance of caring for their local area.’

Educating Young People About the Problem of Litter

Bin It! said “We use a team of actors to engage and educate young people about the problem of litter. This hands-on approach encourages pupils to make positive choices about the responsible disposal of litter in their community. Bin It! has a proven record of success, with results showing that a significant proportion of pupils think more about litter disposal having taken part in the session.”

£75 Instant Fine for Littering in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council have been also been working to reduce the amount of litter discarded in the city, imposing an instant fine of £75 for littering. The council issue fixed penalty notices to people who are caught dropping litter, and if they do not pay it, they will be taken to Court. It is also a criminal offence to drop litter or throw it from a car, and dog fouling in a public place can also result in a fixed penalty fine.

The local Council have also listed ways that residents can help to keep Sheffield tidy which include, not dropping litter on the streets, ensuring that dustbins and wheelie bins are not over filled, clearing up after your dog, and not disposing of household rubbish in litter bins. They also recommend teaching young people in the family to dispose of litter responsibly, echoing the message sent out by the Bin It campaign and Nick Clegg at High Storrs School.

Rubbish Removal and House Clearance Sheffield

If you’ve got rubbish to be disposed of from a move or a house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up can help. All of our prices include labour and disposal fee and you can rest assured that your waste goes to a proper licensed disposal facility. For rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, please contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

Endcliffe student village flatsA recent article on the website of a national newspaper caught our eye recently; a flat in Sheffield University’s Endcliffe Student Village has been named the most disgusting student flat in Britain. According to the article, 2C in the Froggatt Apartments at Endcliffe Village contains an indoor compost heap, empty beer cans, piles of rubbish, and a stolen traffic cone.

As experts in rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up see a great many flats and houses in need of a good clear out and clean, but we can’t say we’ve ever come across an indoor compost heap before! But students are notorious for being untidy and living in unsanitary conditions, to the point where it has become an ingrained cultural joke.

The images show a communal kitchen area strewn with week’s worth of dirty cooking equipment and utensils, empty bottles and left over, decaying food. The living room is littered with empty bottles of wine, beer cans, glasses and mugs, as well as playing cards – apparent evidence of drinking games before their nights out at the student union. However, they do have a large plasma screen TV, which sits on top of an empty beer keg.

Last 2 Communal Area Inspections Failed

One resident of the flat defended the mess by saying that the stacks of filthy cutlery and plates that have been turned into ashtrays 'adds character', while another admitted the only time the sink has been emptied was when someone urinated in it.  It’s got so bad that even the cleaner refuses to enter the kitchen, calling it “a disgrace”. According to the article, the flat has failed its last 2 communal area inspections.

The University of Sheffield has an excellent reputation for its student flats, with the newly built Endcliffe Village housing more than 3,000 of the university’s students in a complex of flats and apartment buildings. An en suite single room in one of the flats in the Froggatt building costs students £5,294.94 for 42 weeks of the academic year.

House Clearance in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield

Clearance and Clean Up have cleared many houses and flats over the years, including some that are much worse than this example! If you need a house clearance Sheffield, or are looking for the best way to dispose of rubbish or unwanted items, Clearance and Clean Up can help. We carry out full and part house clearances, and rubbish removal services, and are able to take away single items or multiple truck loads.

Rubbish page hall estate SheffieldHouse clearance Sheffield services Clearance and Clean Up read an article in The Sheffield Star recently regarding rubbish problems in the city. The newspaper has recently reported on the rubbish strewn streets of a troubled Sheffield estate. The Page Hall estate has been plagued by serious litter problems in recent weeks, and extra staff have had to be drafted in to tackle the problems of fly tipping, litter and rubbish in the area.

According to the article, the residents of the estate are fed up and worried about the state of the streets, and fear that the workers brought in to sort the problem out are only ‘fire fighting’, rather than making a long term difference to the condition of the area.

Educating Residents About the Correct Disposal of Rubbish

As experts in rubbish removal and house clearance in Sheffield, it’s a real shame to see areas such as this suffering due to fly tipping and littering. Sadly, littering is a common problem in many areas and simply tidying up after people doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. Educating residents about the correct disposal of rubbish and litter is incredibly important, and learning about the effect of the littering on the community is important too.

According to the newspaper, the area has suffered since an influx of Roma Slovak families moved in to the area, and the way that they live has had a serious impact on the residents who have lived on the estate for years. Although the council is trying hard to make sure that educational work is taking place, the problem will not be solved ‘overnight’.

“An Absolute Disgrace”

A resident of the area said that council staff cleared up a littered area of Hinde Street recently, but that just a day later the area had been fly-tipped with the contents of a skip, graffiti had been scrawled on the walls and a black bag of rubbish had been dumped. The resident said “This is an absolute disgrace to wake up to. When is the enough-is-enough mindset going to come to the forefront and let the tired, stressed folk here have a bit of peace, quiet and cleanliness.”

Nick Chaplin, environmental protection manager said: “If there is an occasion where we can just make contact with residents and talk to them about what we expect in terms of not dropping litter, and teaching their children not to do that, we will do so.”

Rubbish Removal and House Clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield

As providers of rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield, we make sure that any items that can be recycled or reused are donated to charities with which we have strong links. If you would like to receive a quote for house clearance in Sheffield, please call us on 0114 403 1021 or email [email protected]

Sheffield city centre plagued by rubbishThe O2 phone shop on Fargate in Sheffield city centre has been accused of leaving huge piles of rubbish behind their shop, adding to the litter problem in the city. A pile of waste has built up in recent weeks, leading to problems with vermin and the spread of rubbish throughout the street. The Sheffield Star has reported that John White, who works at Cutlers’ Hall in the city centre said: “This rubbish has been lying around for a few weeks. You would think this sort of behaviour would be stamped on quickly.”

Misunderstanding between Waste Company and Landlord

A spokesman from 02 has responded to the complaint and admitted that they were responsible for the rubbish. John Mailey from 02 said “Unfortunately, there was a misunderstanding between the waste company and the landlord, who manages the collection of waste from our shop, resulting in a missed collection. The problem has been resolved and the waste cleared. We apologise if this may have caused any inconvenience.”

As house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up have noticed that Sheffield city centre has been plagued by unwanted waste and rubbish recently, most of which lies around for weeks before it is removed. There has also been an issue with the homeless ripping open the bin bags in their search for food and valuables, therefore spreading the rubbish around further.

A Nation of Litter Bugs

Unfortunately, litter is a problem all over the UK. According to a recent survey by Keep Britain Tidy, almost two thirds of us are litter bugs. However, only 28% are actually willing to admit that they drop their rubbish. A massive £1bn a year is spent on collecting litter in England alone, and the survey expressed particular concern over the amount of littler created by cigarettes, fast food, soft drinks, sweet and chocolate bar wrappers and crisps packets.

Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy was created 60 years ago, and wants more government action on litter instead of leaving it to local authorities. Some councils hand out hundreds of fines a year for littering, while others tread more carefully because of negative publicity. More than 63,000 fines were handed out in councils in England in 2012.

Fly Tipping and Rubbish Removal Sheffield

Here at Clearance and Clean Up, we dispose of waste correctly, including recycling as much as we can. All of our prices include labour and disposal fee, there are no hidden charges, and you can rest assured that your waste goes to a proper licensed disposal facility. For fly tipping, rubbish removal , and house clearance Sheffield ,Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, please contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

funeral flowers after house clearance sheffieldLosing a friend or relative is an incredibly difficult time for anyone, young or old. Grief is complex emotion that can have a negative effect on various areas of your life, and giving yourself time to fully grieve for the person you have lost is really important. In some cases, people will be responsible for clearing out the house after their friend or relative has passed away, which can be difficult in times of grief. As a house clearance company in Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up help many people with house clearances after the death of a loved one, so we’ve put together a few tips that will hopefully make it that little bit easier.

Sort Out the Finances

Your first job will involve securing the financial life of those who you have lost. Ensuring that the mortgage is paid and the bills are up to date is a must. With regard to home insurance, it’s important to keep the policy in force to ensure that you are still protected, which may mean a call to the company and a name change to the estate. It might also be worth changing the locks on the property if you’re not sure who has a key.

Remove and Save Valuables

Although it may be a painful and memory filled process, it’s a must to scour the house for any financial documents, statements, insurance policies, birth certificates and wallets. Also keep an eye out for spare keys.

Keep, Donate, Sell or Throw Away

To aid in the organisation of a house clearance, you may want to sort items you find into one of these four piles; keep, donate to charity, sell, or throw away. You may find things that are of sentimental or monetary value, and wish to hold on to them. There may be things that can be sold, or given to your local charity shop for resale. There might also be a considerable amount of rubbish which will need to be disposed of too.

Rubbish Removal Company in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield

If you are in a position where you have the responsibility of clearing out a house after the death of a loved one, our house clearance Sheffield services can help to make the process run a little more smoothly. We cover many areas throughout South Yorkshire and Derbyshire including Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield.

If you have rubbish that needs to be taken away, we can help. Also, we make sure that any items that can be recycled or reused are donated to charities with which we have strong links. If you would like to receive a quote for house clearance in Sheffield, please call us on 0114 403 1021 or email [email protected]

house clearance sheffieldWhether you’re clearing a house after the death of a relative or friend, you’re moving house, or you’re getting a property ready to rent, you’re likely to have an assortment of unwanted items that need to be disposed of. There are a variety of options for getting rid of rubbish and junk, and as a house clearance company working throughout Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield, Clearance and Clean Up have come up with a few ways that you can do so.

Take it to the Local Skip

When you’ve got a lot of junk lying around that’s not fit for the charity shop, Ebay or Gumtree, you may decide to make a trip to your local skip and get rid of it all there and then. If you’re able to cram it all in the boot of your car then that’s great, but bigger loads may require a few journeys. Alternatively, you could to look into hiring a van, but obviously there will be a fee involved and you’ll still have to do all the lifting and shifting yourself.

Arrange a Collection with the Council

Another alternative is to contact your local council and arrange a bulky waste collection. Generally, this is a really affordable service, but unfortunately they usually take at least a week to arrange. You’ll be limited to a maximum number of items, so if you do have a lot, it’s not the ideal solution. They also require you to put all of the items outside of the property as they won’t collect from inside, so that means you’ll be responsible for shifting everything outdoors too.

Hire a Skip

Hiring a skip is another way that you can dispose of unwanted items. Depending on the size of skip you need to hire, they can be quite expensive, and you also need a skip permit if you plan to have it parked on the road. But again, hiring a skip means that you’ll have to do all the lifting and shifting yourself, which may be a big job if you’re trying to get large items into a skip that’s parked outside your property.

Hire a House Clearance Company in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop or Chesterfield

The other alternative is hiring a house clearance company in Sheffield such as Clearance and Clean Up. House clearance companies are a great option if you want a hassle free way to get rid of unwanted items from a house clearance, and they’ll do all the lifting, carrying and shifting for you. Clearance and Clean Up can carry out full or part house clearances, and are able to take away single items or multiple truck loads. This service is available 7 days a week and, if needed, can be carried out after normal working hours.

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