Kids urged to stay clear of danger sites

(Photo shoot 0712-011)  Demolition of the last remaining floodlight on the Saltergate site that used to be home to Chesterfield Utd Football Club. The site will now be redeveloped by Barratt for new homes.'Barratt Site Manager Lee Maydew (black trousers) and Technical Engineer Alex Kenny (grey trousers) stand next to the fallen light
(Photo shoot 0712-011) Demolition of the last remaining floodlight on the Saltergate site that used to be home to Chesterfield Utd Football Club. The site will now be redeveloped by Barratt for new homes.'Barratt Site Manager Lee Maydew (black trousers) and Technical Engineer Alex Kenny (grey trousers) stand next to the fallen light

YOUNGSTERS are being warned to keep clear of construction sites over the school summer holidays.

The alert was issued by Barratt Homes, which recently demolished Chesterfield FC’s old stadium to make way for a new housing development.

Rob Hutchings, of the firm, said: “It is important to remind children that construction sites are not adventure playgrounds.”

Barratt Homes intends to build 68 houses at the site of the Spireites’ old stadium, which opened in 1871 and was in use until the club’s relocation to the multi-million pound B2Net ground last July.

Mr Hutchings added: “Our construction teams watch out for youngsters while they are working and we secure our sites when we finish for the day.

“But we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.”