The weather was grim but the mood was high as the first gutter clearance job booked through MaintenanceBooker got underway at St Augustine’s Church, Endcliffe, Sheffield on Monday 5th June.
Dripping but expectant onlookers marvelled at Stone Technical Services steeplejack and foreman Paul Tinkler's skill as he ignored the heavy rain to deftly use ropes from the tower to clear normally inaccessible high level gutters which hadn’t been cleaned for years!
A press photographer and Sheffield Live were also on site to record the event and interview St Augustine’s church warden Pam West, and Janet Edmond from the National Churches Trust about the landmark event. You can watch the interview here.
Paul and his colleague, rope access technician Liam Baird, returned the next day to clear the remaining high level gutters using a cherry picker to enable safe access.
Pam West and Claire Dawson, Priest in Charge of St Augustine's, were very pleased with the work that was carried out and the ease of using the MaintenanceBooker system. They were also pleased to be in receipt of a £1000 Preventative Maintenance Micro Grant which helped to pay for the gutter clearance work.