Calls to educate children about dangers of building sites

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As the school summer holidays get under way, local homebuilders are warning children across Northamptonshire to keep safe and stay away from their building sites.

New homes developments under construction may look like fun and exciting places to play, but Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson South Midlands are making children aware that they are dangerous places.

Chris Carty, construction director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “Building sites are full of potential dangers and, as the school summer holidays are now here, it is important to remind children and their parents of the need to stay away from them.”

Richard Flamson, construction director at David Wilson South Midlands, said: “Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds.

“We have active sites across Northamptonshire and while our construction teams watch out for youngsters during the day and we secure our sites at night, we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.

“It’s important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist to emphasise the message they should stay away from building sites.”