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Building site danger for local kids

Contributed by editor on Apr 19, 2005 - 08:13 PM

BUILDING SITE DANGER FOR LOCAL KIDS

Pentland Homes Ltd who are building on land at Hawkinge are concerned for the safety of children playing in the fenced off storage area adjacent to Paxton Avenue in the Terlingham Village area of Hawkinge.

Health and Safety Manager for Pentland Homes  Kay Martin  reports that children have been seen on the site in the storage area in the evenings and weekends and playing in the road during the day when site traffic was travelling around the development.

The company have now written to residents to ask that parents speak to their children of the dangers they face playing on building sites.

The third phase of building for Terlingham Village is due to start later in the year.

 

COPY OF THE LETTER SENT TO RESIDENTS

To Local Residents of

Terlingham Village &

Surrounding Developments

18th April 2005

Dear Resident,

Children on Site

It has been brought to my attention that children have been seen at weekends and in the evenings playing on the mound behind the hoardings along Paxton Avenue. This area has been fenced off to prevent access to a storage facility for the ongoing building work and is therefore an extremely dangerous place for children to enter.

I also understand that through the school holidays some children were playing in the road during the day when site traffic was travelling around the development.

Could you please ensure that you speak to your children, or to any children that may visit you, regarding the hazards that they may encounter whilst building work continues in the vicinity? This is especially important when work gets underway later this year on the third phase of Terlingham Village.

 

Yours faithfully

Kay Martin

 

KAY MARTIN

Office / Health and Safety Manager

Telephone (01303) 891112

Email: kay@pentlandhomes.co.uk

Pentland House, 8 Osprey Court, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent CT18 7TH

NHBCTele: 01303 894351 Fax: 01303 894352

 

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