Countryside teaches health and safety to Wigan pupils


Our Manchester team is educating pupils in Wigan on the importance of staying safe around construction sites, as part of our ongoing community safety initiative. 

The team paid a visit to Bickershaw Church of England Primary School to teach the children a lesson in health and safety when playing or walking past our nearby Belmont Place development, on Nixon Philips Drive. 

The informative presentation was given to all 146 pupils at the school and explained the potential hazards to look out for when around a construction site. The children were also shown how the construction workers stay safe while working, through the use of props and demonstrations.

Ian Kelley, Chief Executive, Partnerships North, Countryside, commented: “Ensuring the safety of local residents is our highest priority when building new developments. A vital part of our health and safety initiative involves visiting local primary schools to talk to the children about the potential dangers of live sites, teaching them how to stay safe.

“Thank you to Bickershaw Primary School for welcoming us and we hope the pupils found the assembly informative and fun.”

The Hindley Green development is our second collection of new homes within the area, following on from our successful Barrowcroft Green site in Standish. 

Belmont Place offers a selection of three and four bedroom homes, available through a number of home buying initiatives such as the Help to Buy scheme.

For more information about the new homes go to or visit the sales office at Belmont Place,10 Nixon Philips Drive (off Smiths Lane), Hindley Green, WN2 4UQ.