As the Christmas holidays approach, developers Barratt and David Wilson Homes have enlisted one of Santa’s little helpers to send out an important message encouraging children to think about elf n’ safety.
Busy staff are working on new developments across Cambridgeshire, many of which have families with children living on. With schools closed over Christmas, children are being asked to stay away from building sites as they shouldn’t be visited unsupervised.
Santa has sent one of his elves to visit Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ sites in Cambridgeshire, and like every visitor has had to wear a hard hat and hi-vis clothing for protection. The elf is to remind kids to stay on Santa’s ‘nice list’ by keeping clear of building sites at all times.
Will Phair, Head of Sales at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “Children, like elves, can be curious and adventurous, and turn up in the most unlikely places, especially when schools are closed. However, building sites can be dangerous places.
“Developers like ourselves are building new homes at sites all over the country, but until they are completed these places are very hazardous for young children.
“With the holidays approaching, children should think of their ‘elf n’ safety and stay well away from them.”
Before social distancing restrictions were in place, the developers hosted site visits and held regular safety talks and for schools close to its developments all year round. This helped to encourage site safety and highlight the hazards of playing on or near construction sites.
Barratt Homes is currently building at the following developments in the county: Darwin Green in Cambridge, Hampton Water in Peterborough, Romans’ Edge in Godmanchester and The Spires in St Ives.
David Wilson Homes is also building at Darwin Green and Romans’ Edge, and currently has properties available at its development in Warboys, as well as at Northstowe near Cambridge.