Basingstoke Construction Workers Receive Hard-hitting Safety Warnings For Road Safety Week

Construction workers at Linden Homes' Longacre site, off Winchester Road in Basingstoke, have been given some expert guidance on how to keep safe on site this Road Safety Week, courtesy of pupils from Castle Hill Infant School.

Children from Early Years Class 1 designed their own site safety posters for the development, following on from the Linden Homes team visiting the school back in the summer. Of the 30 posters entered, four lucky pupils saw their designs transformed into real site safety signs in time for Road Safety week, with the signs set to be installed on the development to keep workers safe at work.

Road Safety Week is a national initiative coordinated by Brake which seeks to inspire schools, organisations and communities to keep safe on the roads and promote life-saving messages throughout the awareness week and beyond. Linden Homes was thrilled to work with Castle Hill Infant School to promote road safety in and around its Longacre development.

Lola Moriarty (5), Maggie Allison (5), Libby Todd (5) and Mia Diprose (6) were invited to join the construction team at Longacre to see their final designs as they were installed on to the site. The signs are set to be installed around the development where construction is still underway on the two, three and four-bedroom homes on offer.

Suzanne Irons, Sales and Marketing Director for Linden Homes Thames Valley commented: "The team had a great time visiting the Castle Hill Infant School students back in the summer, and were very impressed by the standards of the posters that the children had designed. It was great to see that the pupils took so much out of our initial visit and were able to use these learnings to promote Road Safety Week!

“It was a pleasure to invite the winning pupils down to the site to see their signs being installed. We would like to extend our thanks to the pupils and staff of Castle Hill Infant School for working with us collaboratively to encourage a safe environment for all of our staff and contractors!"

The ongoing partnership with Castle Hill Infant School comes as part of Linden Homes Thames Valley's commitment to enriching and enhancing the communities within which it is building. Linden Homes' Longacre development in Basingstoke is just a 4-mile drive from Castle Hill Infant School, with many of the schoolchildren likely to pass the site every day. Linden Homes is working across the country to engage with young people and give them an introduction to the housebuilding industry, with a view to encourage more talent into the sector.

Charlotte Robbins, Early Years Leader at Castle Hill Infant School, added: "The students were hugely excited to see their hard work turned in to real-life road signs, and we'd like to thank Linden Homes for working with us on this project. This is a hugely timely and relevant initiative for us as Road Safety Week approaches, and we're pleased to be able to do our bit to promote these positive messages here in Basingstoke."

Longacre is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom family homes. The homes at Longacre have the dual advantage of being close to open countryside, perfect for long winter walks, as well as the town centre of Basingstoke – giving home owners the best of both worlds.

Basingstoke boasts an array of amenities including a recently rejuvenated shopping centre, good and outstanding local schools and a leisure centre that includes a swimming pool, bowling alleys and even an indoor skydiving centre!

To find out more about the new homes at Longacre, please call 01256 442818.


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Linden Homes builds homes from Cornwall to Lincolnshire and from West Sussex to Northumberland.

Media can contact Chantel Richman or Rebecca Reid for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes on 01962 893 893 or via email chantel.richman@remarkablegroup.co.uk / rebecca.reid@remarkablegroup.co.uk

28 November 2017

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