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Children Play It Safe

25 February 2010

Children at Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School in Sussex learnt about the dangers of playing near construction sites during a talk by Southern Water's supplier *4Delivery, which is working on a large construction project in the area.

4Delivery is carrying out the £300 million project to bring cleaner seas to Sussex by building a new wastewater treatment works and sludge recycling centre in Peacehaven along with an 11km sewer tunnel between Brighton Marina and the new treatment works. The work also includes building a new pumping station at Portobello near Telscombe Cliffs.

During the health and safety talk at the school, 4Delivery Community Liaison Manager James York explained the dangers of playing near construction sites.

Head teacher, Gillian Webb, said: "We would like to thank 4Delivery for coming along to the school as part of our community awareness programme and speaking to the pupils about the dangers of playing on a construction site. Our pupils engaged positively in the workshop and it has given them a good understanding about how to keep safe."

4Delivery Project Manager, Craig Reade, said: "Safety is our number one priority so when we are working in the community it is essential that children are made aware of the dangers of playing on and around construction sites. We are always pleased to have the opportunity to talk to schools in the areas where we're working."

4Delivery is a consortium comprising United Utilities, Costain and MWH, and is carrying out a programme of environmental improvement and water quality schemes for Southern Water until 2015. The improvements are taking place across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and include the £300 million scheme to bring cleaner seas to Sussex. For more information go to www.southernwater.co.uk/cleanerseas.

*A Costain Joint Venture.