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Boards to Brighten up Construction at Hanley Fire Station

Local schools, youth groups and other community groups have helped to make the construction site for the new community fire station in Hanley look brighter by painting different designs and pictures onto large boards.

"This was a fantastic and fun way to engage with our local community."

Rehana Iqbal, Community Risk Reduction Officer

The large 8 x 4 metre boards have been provided by the contracted construction company, Thomas Vale and will be erected on August 23rd.

The Thomas Boughey Children Centre and Kindergarten, Shelton Youth Service, Brighter Futures, Waterside Primary School and The V team at YMCA have all helped to paint the eight panels with artwork to reflect their involvement with the Service.

Rehana Iqbal, Community Risk Reduction Officer for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "This was a fantastic and fun way to engage with our local community. The community groups involved had some brilliant ideas and finished art work includes a ‘hose’ and ladders game design, a phoenix and design made up of children’s handprints."

Rachel Burt, Manager at Thomas Boughey Kindergarten said: "We were delighted to be invited to participate with this project, the children really enjoyed creating their board and can’t wait to see it displayed at the construction site."