Glaisdale kids meet mascot at building site

With photo: L to R: Bramall Construction Site Manager Keith Woodward with Ivor Goodsite and Abdul A Ravat, Project Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency. Front: School children from Glaisdale Primary School. school.
With photo: L to R: Bramall Construction Site Manager Keith Woodward with Ivor Goodsite and Abdul A Ravat, Project Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency. Front: School children from Glaisdale Primary School. school.

Children in Glaisdale met an important guest during a recent visit to a building site.

Youngsters from Glaisdale Primary School met Ivor Goodsite at a visit to a construction site in the village’s High Street.

Building contractor, Bramall Construction is building a new housing development for provider Sanctuary Group and hosted the visit to help children understand how to stay safe in the area while construction work is under way.

Ivor Goodsite is the Considerate Constructors Scheme mascot who, when not on site, spends his time visiting schools and local communities to promote health and safety around building sites.

The scheme is a national initiative, set up by the construction industry, to improve its image and sites and companies that register with it are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

Rosalyn Argile, headteacher at the school said: “We are always pleased to be involved with projects in our local area; the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ivor Goodsite and learning about building site safety and the housing development first hand.”

Representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Sanctuary joined Bramall and the school children at the site in order to show support to the importance of safety.

Set for completion in November this year, the scheme will comprise of 11 two and three bed houses, of which seven will be made available for rent and four through the Government’s New Build HomeBuy Shared Ownership scheme.

The development has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of Sanctuary, Glaisdale Parish Council, North York Moors National Park, Scarborough Borough Council, Smith Smalley Architects and Bramall Construction.

The Considerate Constructor Scheme awarded Bramall the ‘Most Considerate Site 2011’ award, out of more than 8,000 eligible building sites at a national awards ceremony held in London in March.