Pictured: Dudley the Elephant and Bobby the Bear, Liz Byrne - Cleveland Police, Paul Baker - Cleveland Police, Clare Davison - Esh Build, PCSO Faye Johnson and PCSO Craig Powell with children from St Gerard’s Primary School.
Local primary school children have been warned about the dangers of building sites after a visit from Dudley the Elephant and Bobby the Bear.
Pupils from St Gerard’s RC primary school in Hemlington met with staff from Esh Build and Cleveland Police as the nearby building work for the new Community Safety Hub continues.
Dudley and Bobby launched a poster competition for students, with the winning entries to be displayed at the entrance to the building site.
The health and safety talk is just the first in a number of sessions to local children before schools finish for the holidays.
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “It’s so important that local children understand the many dangers of building sites, so that it discourages them from going near them during the school holidays.
“The sessions have been developed in a fun way and are just one element of the added value work that Esh will be doing as part of the project. The Community Safety Hub will be a flagship building for policing and community safety for years to come and I’m pleased that we can involve local people throughout the building phase.”
Clare Davison, Added Value Coordinator at Esh Group, said: “Our Stay Safe sessions are just one part of Esh Group’s response to involving communities in our work.
“Together with work experience and site talks they allow us to deliver for the local area.”
The Community Safety Hub will be a flagship hub for Cleveland Police and partner agencies, providing a cost effective and cutting-edge home for modern-day specialist policing on Teesside.
Posted on Friday 26th May 2017