Tinkers-End, 181 New Road,

Great Wakering, Essex, SS3 0AR.

Tel: (01702) 216218   

Mail: tinkers-end.co.uk

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PC Surveying Services is a family run business.

I am an ex local government officer and I do all the surveying and drawing and my wife keeps me organised, does the books, keeps track of projects, does all the correspondence and when required is my able site assistant

My formal training was in Civil Engineering working in local government for 30 years. I am a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

I joined Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in the early 1980’s and worked as a traffic engineer, designing and implementing traffic safety schemes and traffic regulation orders.

In 1996 I transferred into a new section, tasked with installing and running one of the first town centre closed circuit television security surveillance systems in the UK. I worked in a team of three and helped to design and implement what eventually became a £4 million scheme, comprising some 300 cameras, with almost 90 miles of fibre-optic cable spanning three shopping centres, 2 multi storey car parks, 4 surface car parks and Southend’s famous landmark pleasure pier. In addition to the camera equipment, the scheme also included a state of the art 24 hour control centre, a team of 13 monitoring staff and one of the first fully digital, multi channel video recording systems, with video data being held on an array of hard disc drives.

As well as running the CCTV Service, another of my responsibilities was to provide engineering support for the Council’s team of special event organisers. One of my annual roles was the Southend air-show ground site manager, where I was responsible for the ground site during the days of the airshow and for the build up and dismantling of the infrastructure to enable the air-show to take place - including road closures, temporary office accommodation, security fencing, site setting out, radio communication systems and managing the various display, catering, entertainment and sales sites.

In 2006 I became fully responsible for the cctv system after my two colleagues retired and I then ran and further expanded it until July 2011,  when I took voluntary redundancy.

A chance encounter with an old colleague of mine who was looking for a land surveyor gave me the reason to start my own surveying business and so, with the help of my wife, PC Surveying Services was born.

Since then we have carried out survey work for Qinetq (MOD Contractor) on Foulness Island, surveying over 20 miles of seawall and devising a tide risk calculator that identifies where the seawall may be at risk during tidal events, we have carried out surveys for land registry issues and boundary disputes, provided level surveys for flood risk assessments and set out land parcels for purchasers.


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