CHILDREN, parents and carers in Ludlow and south Shropshire are being reminded that building sites are not playgrounds.

New homes developments under construction may look like exciting places to explore, but a developer is warning children and their parents that they can be extremely hazardous.

Adrian Evans, Managing Director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “Developers like ourselves are building more new homes at sites all over the country, but until they are completed these places can be dangerous.

“Whilst we do watch out for youngsters during the day and secure our developments at night, we would like to ask parents to ensure the safety of their children during the holidays, especially if they live near an active building site.”

Barratt Homes hosts site visits for local children when possible, and holds regular safety talks for schools close to wherever it is building.