Youngsters from a primary school in Hattersley are doing their bit to make sure a new community centre is completed without accident – by designing posters for the building contractors.
The colourful poster designs – each with a strong health and safety message - have been drawn up by children from nearby Arundale Primary School.
They were handed over to staff from construction company Morgan Sindall, as they started to work on the Hattersley site.
It is hoped the children’s posters will remind construction staff to work safely on the development, which will include a police post, library, community centre and housing office.
Mr Reynolds, who presented the children with prizes for their posters, said: “The children came up with some stunning designs – and I know they will make a real difference on the site.
“This is a project that will deliver the community of Hattersley facilities that they clearly need.
“In recent years there has been much hard work to regenerate the standard of housing in the area – and this will give residents community facilities that they can be proud of too.
“I am delighted that work is underway – and this poster competition shows that this development is already reaching out to its community even before work is fully underway.”
Also joining Mr Reynolds at the construction site were Tameside Council leader Kieran Quinn, local councillor Jim Fitzpatrick and managing director of Peak Valley Housing Association Phil Corris,
Mr Phil Corris said the start on site was a milestone in the multi million-pound redevelopment of Hattersley.
Earlier this year Peak Valley celebrated the completion of the £33.5 million refurbishment project, which saw its housing stock improved well above the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.
Since being established in 2006 it has also built 64 new bungalows for the over 55’s, completed new Valley Parade shops and started a £5 million contract for environmental works in the area. A further 41 new dwellings will be completed by the end of March 2012
7 November, 2011