Harron Homes Helps Children Put Safety First
North West has recently given local school children the chance to
learn about the dangers of a building site at its Highfield Park
development in Newton-le-Willows.
The visit was
designed to enable year five pupils from Wargrave Primary School to
see exactly how a new homes site operates, the latest construction
methods used and learn about the many hidden dangers.
Dressed in reflective
safety wear, high-visibility jackets and hard hats, the children all
aged between nine and 10 spent the afternoon at Highfield Park on
Catherine Way along with Harron Home’s Health and Safety Officer
Derek Patrick, Site Manager Gary Carr, Assistant Site Manager Tim
Cookson, and Field Sales Manager Carol Stewart, who each gave the
group a short presentation about their role within Harron and the
activities at the development.
Derek Patrick said:- “Site visits are an excellent way to
highlight the dangers of a new homes site but also to show children
how our homes are built, in a really positive way. It gives them the
opportunity to see exactly what happens, from the different
machinery and materials used to seeing the final product completed,
whilst learning about why there are so many hazards.
The safety visit has proven very popular with the school and indeed
the pupils who enjoyed the hands on learning experience and we aim
to hold further visits in the future.”
Clive Davies, Headteacher at Wargrave Primary School said:-
“We are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways in which
to educate our pupils on different safety issues. This visit allowed
the children to have an interactive experience and the reaction has
been very positive with pupils showing an increased awareness and
responsibility for the safety of themselves and their peers.”
Liverpool drinkers turning green
NO, it is not
the Christmas binge drinking... Liverpool revellers are going green
as they celebrate the New Year thanks to a service that’s helping
the city’s pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants recover thousands of
More than half a million tonnes of glass is dumped in the UK each
year . That’s enough glass to see a line of beer bottles stretch 10
times around the Earth. Most of these go to landfill but now a major
waste company is trying to stop this unnecessary loss of valuable
resources and energy.
“We’re having a push to stop this crazy situation,” said
Dave Meehan, from Biffa, which is expanding its glass recycling
service in Liverpool.
Previous attempts to introduce glass recycling schemes required
bottles to be sorted by colour, which wasn’t always practical for
retailers. But glass reprocessors have invested heavily in
technology to sort bottles into different colours. This means that
different coloured bottles can now be collected together in the same
container, eliminating the need for separation, reducing the number
of containers required and making collection easier.
Further pressure for pubs and clubs to recycle follows a change in
the law , which requires that companies pre-treat their waste prior
to its disposal. Coupled with year on year increases in Landfill
Tax, it is now cheaper to recycle than it is to landfill.
“We’re making recycling easy and cost effective for companies who
want to demonstrate to their customers that they are doing what they
can to recycle more waste.” said Dave Meehan.
Christmas message from the Sefton Crime Prevention Office
greetings to you all. I do not want to sound like I am
putting a dampener on your festivities, but I hope that this
small note will help you keep your festive celebrations trouble
BE SAFE AT
CHRISTMAS - BE CARSAFE
* Look out for car parks displaying a
'secured car park' sign. These are part of a police
approved scheme, which have high standards to make them safer.
* Always lock and secure your car.
* Don't leave valuables on display. If you can't take all valuables
with you, lock them in the boot of your car, taking care nobody is
* Never return to your car to offload items you have just purchased,
and go back and carry on shopping.
* Keep your money and keys safe - in an
inside pocket rather than in your bag.
* Check your bag is closed with the opening facing towards your
* Be aware of what's happening around you.
* Take care when using cash points - avoid using them at night, or
after you have been drinking.
* Don't carry large amounts of cash with you.
* If you collect your pension, vary the times you do this avoid
* Don't use your mobile phone in crowded situations.
* Avoid texting while you walk.
"From all of us at Merseyside Police, we
would like to wish you all, in advance, a very happy New Year."